Wedding Favors

The wedding favor began centuries ago with European aristocrats. They would send their wedding guests home with a small gift, called a bonbonniere or bomboniere. “A bonbonniere was a box made of porcelain, crystal, precious stones or metal. Inside one would find delicacies made of sugar.” It was from these boxed and gift wrapped confections that today’s wedding favors are derived.

A wedding was also considered a lucky occasion way back when. By passing bonbonnieres and other treats onto wedding guests, the Happy Couple felt they were also bestowing their good luck upon their guests. These lucky gifts usually consisted of five almonds or pieces of candy which represented fertility, health, wealth, happiness and longevity.

When it comes to choosing favors for your wedding, the possibilities are endless. And anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE food, so it’s no surprise that the majority of my favorite favors are edible. Here are some of my favorites:

Photo Courtesy of:  Hostess with the Mostess

Photo Courtesy of : Elizabeth Anne Designs

Photo Courtesy of: Martha Stewart Weddings

Photo Courtesy of: Wedding Bee Pro

Photo Courtesy of: Manolo for the Bride

Photo Courtesy of: Advantage Bridal

Photo Coutesy of: Jasmine Star Photography

Here are some other favor ideas:

Chop sticks

Cookies

Cookies and milk

Slice of cake

Donuts (Krispy Kreme)

M& M’s

Smores buffet

Candy buffet

Ice cream Sundae bar

Rock Candy

Chocolate/Fudge

Cupcakes

Brownie

Mini Pie

Fortune cookie

Pastries

Carmel Apple

Popcorn

Mini bottles of Coca Cola

Or soda (Jones Soda Bottles)

Customized water bottle

Coffee

Tea bag

Homemade jam

Homemade honey

Mini bottle of wine, Champagne, sparkling apple cider or tequila

Cigar

Swiss army knife

CD of your favorite music

Flip flops or comfy sandals

Umbrella

Bottle opener

Mini tree

Seeds

Flower bulb

Picture frame

Pashmina

Bubbles

Fan

Match book

Coasters

Luggage Tags

Sparklers

Key chain

Candles

Potpourri

Shot glass

Handkerchief

A donation to a charity

Lottery ticket

Vase with a flower in it

Maracas

Cookie Cutter

Mints

Jordan Almonds

Hot chocolate and marshmallows

Broach

What favor will you choose for your event?

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