Bridal Club Magazine
What Are Wedding Favours’ For?
Have you ever wondered what the story behind wedding
favours' is all about? They are little gifts to delight your
guests and add your special touch to the table.
The wedding favour has been a long-standing tradition that
started hundreds of years ago in Italy. Traditionally they
contain five Italian sugar almonds to symbolise health, wealth,
happiness, long life and fertility, five being a number which can
not be divided.
Fabrics, flowers, hearts, boxes, teddies, top hats,
crackers and tuxedo boxes are all used to create a delightful
assortment of favour's to complement the colours and style of your
wedding. They are the perfect way to personally decorate the
special occasion and thank guests for sharing the joy of your
wedding with a lovely keepsake of the day. The bridesmaids
and pageboys can also hand these out to your guests.
When choosing your wedding favours', consider the fabric, style
and colour's that you have used in your bridal and bridesmaids
dresses, also your flowers and place settings. Keeping a
swatch of all your materials as you progress with your planning
will help you obtain a good colour match with all your
accessories. Keep in mind your budget. Make sure that
there is no minimum order, you could end up paying more than you
wanted to cater for if you are planning on a small wedding.
The possibilities are endless for wedding favours' that are
unique to your wedding. You may want to choose something
simple and fuss free or go all out for something the guests will
keep in the china cabinet forever. I still have a packet of
matches from a wedding I attended in 1988!
Timing is important when ordering your favours'. Your
theme colours will need to be chosen before you do this. Also
wait for the replies from your guests so that the correct numbers
are ordered. You may only want to give to ladies only, or have
something to quietly entertain any children while the speeches are
happening. Then give thought to the packaging so that your
favours aren't damaged in transit. Don't forget to order a
few for the guests that can't make your wedding.
Brainstorm some ideas right now on how you can make your wedding
favour truly special. Or you can browse online here to view
some that are suitable for your day.