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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.

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