A favour is a take home gift that should be Personalised to leave a long lasting impression on your guests. It is a tradition for many western cultures for guests to receive Favours at weddings, baby showers, engagement parties, retirement parties, anniversary parties and birthdays. A favour is a unique keepsake you want your guests have a gesture of thanks and remembrance.
The tradition of Wedding Favours is a very old one. It is believed the aristocrats began the giving of bomboniere at weddings. Bomboniere in those days was a silver stone boxes containing sugar ( in those days, sugar was very expensive ), symbolizing wealth and prosperity.
As sugar became more affordable, bomboniere changed to sugar coated almonds. Traditionally, five Jordan almonds are presented in a confection box or wrapped in elegant fabric to represent fertility, longevity, wealth, good health and happiness.
Sugar coated almonds may still be given to this day however, wedding favours have evolved into more diverse gifts that perfectly sums you both up as a couple. Your unique token of appreciation are now personalised and generally blend into your selected theme and colour pallet.
Personalised Favours vary in price and in accordance of your budget and desire of the hosts or bride and groom.
There are a number of different types of wedding favours you can choose from:
Practical Wedding Favours
Inject some celebration and practicality into your wedding favours with engraved shot glasses or bottle openers. These are gifts that can be used time and time again. We even have bottle openers on keyrings and shaped to the size of your credit card to fit into your wallet nicely.
Love Wedding Favours
It is tricky to find the right gift that perfectly sums you both up as a couple and show off your love. If bottle openers don’t take your fancy then the perfect gift to give is chocolate. Always a winner and favourite, chocolate also represents love, celebration and happiness.
Why not express your love through these typographic and stylish favours: Our love bottle opener and infinity opener.
Take Home Memories
Many couples want to leave a long lasting impression on their guests. You could gift CDs with wedding songs. The CD covers can be personalized with details of the wedding. Create a list of all the songs that you intend on playing at the wedding. It could also include other popular songs of love and romance. A perfect keepsake your guests who will remember your wedding day for years to come.
Quirky Wedding Favours
Show off your personality and add some advice coasters to your guests table. A good tip is to get your guests to fill out their marital advice and pop it into the wishing well. The best top 5 suggestions can be incorporated into the best man’s speech. It certainly would make a fantastic ice breaker. We love quirky wedding favours!
If Budget is on your mind, why not do a favour and placecard in one!
If you find an inexpensive high end quality favour that doubles as a place card- then I say why not go for it! If you’re going to the effort of custom designing your own wedding gift with your wedding details and heartfelt message then addressing your favour to your guest is like adding the cherry on the top.
Before you decide on the wedding favors, it’s important to make a comprehensive guest list. Go over the list multiple times, since you wouldn’t want to embarrass yourself later for forgetting someone. When you decide and place an order for the favours, it’s always a good idea to get a few extra. It’s better to have more than enough gifts, rather than feeling embarrassed if you don’t have enough of them.
The extra favours you have are not just spares, but they are keepsakes for you, your partner and your family. A nice memento to even show you kids one day.
By: Melissa Wilkinson – Melissa is the founder of Personalised Favours. She is commonly sought for comment on all things wedding related and has worked closely with thousands of couples to create invitations, gifts and wedding favours that are truly unique.