Last updated on May 2nd, 2017 at 10:04 am
Wedding favors are small gifts which are given by the bride and groom to the guests attending a wedding ceremony or wedding reception as a gesture of appreciation or gratitude. The first tradition of giving wedding favors can be traced amongst European aristocrats. It was known as a bonbonniere in the form of a small trinket box made of crystal, porcelain, or precious stones. Inside these precious boxes, there were generally sugar cubes or delicate confections symbolizing wealth and royalty.
As time passed, sugar was replaced with almonds. Almonds signified well wishes on the bridegroom’s new life. In the thirteenth century, almonds coated with sugar, known as confetti, were introduced Confetti soon transformed to sugared almonds, which later envolved into the wedding favor for modern day weddings. Today, gifts to guests are commonly known as wedding favors and are shared in cultures worldwide. They have become a part of wedding reception planning, especially in the United States and Canada.
Wedding favors come in various items which usually complement the theme or season of the event. Classic favors can range from the classic sugared almonds or individual chocolates to candles and scented soaps. CDs with the favorite music of the bride and groom and short glasses filled with colored candy or silver picture frames with a photo of the couple are common for modern gifts trends. The gifts would be more personalized with the couple’s names, initials or wedding date.
Crystal Oyster with Pearl Beach Wedding Favor is radiant half opened crystal oyster shell with a pearl resting inside and surrounded by satin inside a silver heart design box, tied with an organza and satin bow with crystal heart on top. It would be a very stunning wedding favor for guests.
When love is all around, no matter the occasion, you can’t help but want to share it with your guests. Family and friends can take home a little piece of your heart with the right favor, and the time-honored “LOVE” Bottle Stopper truly has heart.