"The love we give away is the only love we keep" - E.Hubbard
Wedding Favors ideas for your wedding
Favors are among a wedding's most appealing elements and one of the easiest to personalise. Although favours are influenced by tradition, they are not beholden to it. In fact almost anything can be made into a favour as long as it is pleasing, portable and available in multiples!
Italian tradition want a favor with 5 sugar-coated almonds. Because almond is a seed, it represent fertility, abundance and fruitfulness. These "confetti" are often bundled in white tulle with a small ribbon.
But what about the favors?These small gifts for your guests can be inspired by your wedding motif. The best favors are those that double as decorations for the reception. When arranged on a table surrounded by candles, favors can brighten an entry hall or embellish a traditional table setting.
Favors can be incorporated at the table, as place cards, part of centrepieces or even hanging off a chair.
Some ideas for your wedding favors
-Edible gifts for food lovers: cupcakes, cookies, fruit baskets, homemake fortune cookies, meringue kisses, artisanal chocolate, small bottle of olive oil, small bottle of limoncello, artisanal beers, little bags of tea for two, little bag of candies
-Gifts for garden lovers: fresh bouquets, olive tree bonsai, flowers seeds, flower plants like orchids, flower bulbs, small cactus, fabric flowers
-Gifts for travel lovers: Tourist guides, tickets for museums, old maps
-Generic gifts: candles, photo frames, artisanal soap, kitchen small tools, silver boxes
Don't forget child! The children's table is ideal for setting with favors. Crayons and small toys keep little hands busy on a long day!
Presentation of your wedding favors
Some favors are encased in bags and pouches with vary in sizes, material and colour in order to best display their small offerings. A simple glassine bag linen with coloured paper is a charming container for cookies. Favors are often as memorable as their details, so take time to think about everything needed to make them well before the wedding. Think about tags or labels needed. Ask a calligrapher who addresses the wedding invitations to make them.