Special Parting Gifts
Weddings impart a good feeling to anyone attending these celebratory events. If you’re a guest at one of these occasions, you’ll be sure to come home with a memento from the happy couple that will be unique as well as memorable. If you’re in the process of planning a wedding yourself, it’s important to choose your wedding favors for your guests and order them early as you’ll have a lot of other arrangements to make as well.
Where it All Began
Take a look online and you’ll be amazed at the number of offerings. It makes one wonder where the tradition of offering a wedding favor to guests started. Well, to obtain your answer, you’d have to travel back in time a few centuries to France and Italy. At that time, the aristocrats in those countries offered small presents, known as bonbonnieres (in France) or bombonieres (in Italy) to the guests at weddings. Such gifts were also presented to guests at other happy occasions as well, such as birthday parties.
A Gift of Influence
A bonbonniere or bomboniere was a porcelain, crystal or metal box. Some were made with fine gems or precious stones. Inside the boxes, one generally found five small candies, or sometimes sugared almonds. Each piece represented health, fertility, wealth, longevity and happiness. As a result, the tradition prevailed and that’s why we offer favors at weddings and bridal showers today.
A Large Selection Online
Of course, today we have a much larger selection with respect to favors for weddings or bridal showers. On the Internet, you’ll find a wide array of unique wedding favors that you can use as gifts for your guests. Pick from flowers, candies, candles, bottle stoppers, measuring spoons, tea bags, and personalized boxes, just to name a few.
Do Some Virtual Window Shopping
Naturally, practical favors are always appreciated. For example, give your guests picture frames that can be used as place card holders. Using favors in this way can save you a lot with respect gift wrapping. What’s nice about shopping on the Internet for your favors is that you can match the favor to the type of wedding you are planning. Take your time and browse over the selections; however, make sure you do it far in advance of your actual wedding date as the gifts will need to be personalized. Sites that offer favors usually provide information and ideas on wedding invitations and decorations as well as accessories. Use the time to choose unique wedding favors and related items for your special day.
Unique Candy Apples
For example, you may want to give your guests a sweet treat, such as a brownie ball, which is available in a bride or groom motif. Pick the chocolate-covered candy apple bride, accented which white chocolate pearls or the candy apple groom, with a white and dark chocolate tuxedo.
A Vintage Selection
On the other hand, you may prefer to give your guests a birdcage holding a tea light. This type of favor is great for a vintage-type wedding. The metal cage holds a tea light and doubles for holding place cards as well.
A Little Bit of Tea or Jam Anyone?
Or, maybe you’d like to give guests a teapot and infuser for a party favor. What a perfect way to depict sharing. A chrome spreader with a heart-shaped handle is a good present for your guests to take home too.
Favors are a nice tradition and an excellent way to celebrate the “union” and family and friends. Maintain the tradition by looking at all the offerings online.The