Back in history, it was believed that the European aristocracy was the one who started the tradition of giving wedding favors to their guests. They are called bonbonniere and were consist of small boxes made of porcelain or
crystal. They held the delicate confections like cubes of sugar and are considered to be the ultimate symbol of royalty and wealth. In addition, sugar is believed to be source of various health
benefits. Through the years, as the price of sugar decreased and has been affordable to people coming from the different walks of life, the tradition of giving favors has been passed
The bonbonnieres were replaced with almonds as unique wedding favors, and they were presented in either a confection box or wrapped in an elegant fabric. During the 13th century, confetti (almond coated with sugar) came into existence and became popular as sugar almonds. In a traditional package of wedding favors, five almonds are presented. And this collection represents longevity, fertility, health, happiness, and wealth. And as time went by, things changed until they reached the modern time.
At present, wedding favor ideas can be of any form of keepsake and are usually personalized with the name of the couple and the date of the wedding. Aside from this, the sky seems to be the limit with a very wide range of choices and ideas that the mind can conceive for a wedding favor. Each culture across the world shares a common practice which is the distribution of wedding favors. Each country can have their unique idea which can be traditional or modern, or a mix of two.
One best way to please the wedding guests is by having a wedding favor that is edible. No matter how expensive or inexpensive your wedding favor is, it should look
like it was specially made for that specific occasion and in most cases, this calls for decorations. If you have the skill in cooking and baking, you can make your own wedding favor confections
such as cookies and to make them more special, place them in a box or
wrap them in decorative wrappers. Tie a tiny ribbon and wrap it around along with a thank you note.
Other wedding favor ideas would be the non-edible kinds. These may include crystal or glass wedding favors, pewter, and flowering plants in a customized terra cotta planter, candles, soaps, some incense, keychain or magnet wedding favors. Of course, the list goes on and on. You can purchase them in the stores or online shops, or you can just make your own as a product of your imagination and to have a more personalized wedding favor that your guests would surely treasure through the years. With added creativity and artistry, you do not necessarily have to spend a lot of money. After all, a wedding favor is a token of thank you, given to those people who have been present in the biggest day of your life. Thus, give them something that will remind them of how thankful you are for their presence.