Morning all!! Today we are looking at our favourite ideas for the little old ‘Wedding Favor’ oh what to give your guests? Something whimsical to be eaten on the day, a keepsake perhaps… Nevertheless, this is one area of budgeting that unless planned in advance could trip you up! 80 or so guests with a favor for each is soon going to rack up a hefty bill, even if you could find something unique and quirky in a pound shop!
We have included some budget friendly, style savvy ideas we are loving on Pinterest.
No 5 – Golden Spoons and loose leaf Tea
No 4 – ‘For Richer or Poorer’ We love a scratch card!
What happens if one of your lucky guests hits the jackpot…eek!
No 3 – Perfect for an Easter/Spring Wedding
We love this idea…Very cost effective and easy to make!!
No. 2 – Champagne darling!!
You had me at hello…
No 1 – and The Winner is… S’mores!
A fabulous DIY favor that is so easy to make, just leave some tealights and bbq sticks out and guests can tuck in! If you don’t know what to do, you need to toast the marshmallow and squish inside the chocolate biscuits – its delish!
Ever wondered where the idea of favors came from?
The tradition of distributing wedding favors is a very old one. It is understood that the first wedding favor, common amongst European aristocrats, was known as a bonbonniere. A bonbonniere is a small trinket box made of crystal, porcelain, and/or precious stones. The contents of these precious boxes were generally sugar cubes,which symbolized wealth and royalty. As sugar became more affordable, bonbonnieres were replaced with almonds. For centuries, almonds were commonly distributed to wedding guests to signify 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 evolved into the wedding favor for modern day weddings. Traditionally, five Jordan almonds are presented in a confection box or wrapped in elegant fabric to represent fertility, longevity, wealth, health and happiness. The bitterness of the almond and the sweetness of the coated candy are a metaphor for the bitter sweetness of a marriage!
Hope you enjoyed.