Choosing Wedding Favours

By | November 14, 2013

Wedding favours are a great way for couples to show their gratitude to family and friends that graciously attended their wedding day. Wedding favours are small tokens of appreciation that couples can give out to their guests, which come in all shapes and sizes. There are an infinite number of items for wedding favours that couples can choose from.

The couple’s budget is a significant factor to consider when selecting wedding favours. Couples can also choose to have their wedding favours centered on their wedding theme. Wedding favours can either be store bought or handmade by the couple themselves.

History of wedding favours

The history of wedding favours dates back several centuries ago in European countries. People then believed that weddings were a fortunate occasion and that the giving of wedding favours by the groom and bride is a way of sharing that luck to family and friends.

Wedding favours began as a tradition of upper class families in Europe centuries ago. French and Italian families would hand out ‘bonbonnieres’ to guests as wedding favours. These confectionary delicacies are placed in small fancy boxes made of metal, crystal or porcelain. The boxes are also decorated with precious stones that create a precious keepsake for guests.

Later on, other social classes took on the tradition of giving wedding favours to their guests. Almonds were popular wedding favours given by couples in the earlier days. People believed that the almonds represented longevity, happiness, wealth, health and fertility. Up to now, almonds are still common wedding favours given by couples in the form of candy-coated almonds.

Modern day wedding favours

Wedding favours are now an essential part of the preparations for the wedding day. Couples have limitless choices for wedding favours. Wedding favours can be bought or handmade to match the style of the couple’s wedding. Couples can choose to have either practical or decorative wedding favours to give away to family and friends.

Many sensible couples opt to give out practical wedding favours that guests can use afterwards. These can either be small kitchen gadgets such as salt and peppershakers, coasters or cookie cutters. While other couples choose to give out soaps and candles as wedding favours.

Ideas for wedding favours

Couples can come up with the wildest wedding favours for their giveaway to family and friends. Wedding favours also come in a variety of prices that make it easier for couples to find the right gift at the right price.

Couples can choose to have wedding favours that symbolize the theme of the wedding. Wedding favours can also be selected in relation to the season in which the wedding is scheduled. Christmas or winter theme, summer theme or fall theme wedding favours also makes it easier for couples to select the right giveaway for the event.

Creative couples can also use their resourcefulness to craft their own wedding favours. Wedding songs recorded on compact discs are popular wedding favours that let couples share their special day with guests for years to come. At any rate, the choice of wedding favours is limited only by the couple’s imagination.