With the ever-growing popularity of the Nation's favourite tipple, couples have begun introducing gin into their wedding theme with gusto, and gin wedding favours are becoming a very popular option! We've been chatting to gin sourcing experts, The Great British Exchange, all about why they think gin has become so popular.
Gin has become the Nation's favourite drink, and rightly so - refreshing, zesty and perfect for a summer wedding. If you're a gin-lover, why not take a look at some of these fab ways to include the drink in your day.
Favours are an integral part of any wedding day as they let each and every guest know you appreciate them. The traditional wedding favour of sugared almonds wrapped in tulle remains a favourite choice for many brides, representing health, wealth, happiness, fertility and longevity. However, favours don't have to be almonds! Here's 5 unique ideas for your wedding favours:
Centuries ago, European aristocrats would honour their wedding guests with small trinket boxes made of crystal, porcelain or even jewel encrusted gold & silver. Known as "bonbonnieres", these beautiful little boxes would contain sweet confections considered as symbols of wealth and royalty.
Weddings were thought to be lucky - and by giving bonbonnieres, or wedding favours as they are now known, the happy couple were seen to be passing some of their good fortune onto their guests. But sugar was a precious commodity few could afford so many bridal couples would offer their guests tokens such as love knots made from ribbon and lace. Others would create little embroidered linen bags filled with plain almonds. Typically five - which were said to represent; health, wealth, happiness, fertility & longevity.
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