What are Wedding Favours?
In a tradition originally rooted in Europe, favours were given to guests as a token of thanks for taking part in the celebration of the Wedding. The five sugared almonds in the traditional tulle-wrapped favour are said to represent health, wealth, happiness, fertility and longevity. In a modern wedding the giving of wedding favours to each of your guests is a lovely way to let each and every guest know they are special to you.
Put a little thought into each gift, perhaps tying a hand written message onto each favour, or giving every guest a different unique favour; little sweets for younger guests, liquor miniatures, chocolates or even table fireworks for adult guests Package them beautifully in little tulle bags, organza bags or nets, decorative boxes or simply brightly coloured tissue paper to match your colour scheme and help dress the table.
Anything is acceptable, from traditional sugared almonds, candles, sweets, bubbles and confetti, to little toys, photographs or CDs; the modern choice for favours is extensive, but be careful in your choice of favours that you are not being too self indulgent - do your guests really want a commemorative egg cup with the bride and groom's names painted on?