So you may be wondering what the deal is with diy wedding favors, or wedding favors in general. Why do we give little tokens of appreciation to the guests at weddings when the wedding is supposed to be completely about your groom and you? Shouldn’t your guests be giving you gifts? While your wedding is YOUR wedding, you're not the only people being honored and appreciated at the event. Like many wedding day traditions, this one starts hundreds of years ago.
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The History of Wedding Favors
These mini gifts gets their start back in Europe a couple hundred years ago. In well-to-do aristocratic events, it was fashionable to gift guests with small decorative boxes made out of precious or semi precious materials. These little boxes housed sweet treats such as bon bons or sugar cubes. At the time, sugar was expensive and highly prized. Eventually, sugar became more affordable, and your every day bride and groom of the was able to adopt the fancy custom of giving guests sweet treats. Sometime later, almonds became a popular gift, and sometime after that, candy coated almonds took their place. This practice is still alive today in the form of Jordan almonds, a still popular wedding treat. Traditionally, the bride would give each guest five sugar coated almonds. The number five was significant for a long life, health, financial prosperity, happiness and fertility. The almond was said to represent the not-so-sweet times in marriage. And the sugar coating was said to represent the joyfully sweet times in marriage.
Should You Give Wedding Favors?
It is a beautiful tradition to give your guests a token of your appreciation for attending your wedding celebration. And while many guests are expecting a favor of some sort, you are not technically required to give one. If you do like the idea of wedding favors the choices are certainly endless! If budget or personalization are particularly important to you than DIY wedding favors are probably something you've already been considering. But what are your options? Again, the options are limitless.
What Favors are the Right Favors for You?
Choosing favors (or creating them) can be a difficult part of wedding planning. But also a fun party! Some Bride Craft DIY wedding favor favorites include: Cookie Cutters with Family, Cookie Recipes, Candy Flowers, Custom Music CDs, Wine Stoppers and Wine, Custom Candy Satchels and Boxes, Hand Made Candles, Hand Made Soaps, Hand Painted Wine Goblets, etc, etc. And of course any favor you choose or create can be customized with your wedding colors or wrapped attractively to reflect your theme.