Creative and unique wedding favor ideas. Wedding favors are small gifts or tokens of remembrance, given to the guests from the bride’s and groom’s end, showing their appreciation. This tradition is an old one and was made popular at the end of the 18th century. Traditionally small boxes called as bonbonnieres which were made of crystal or porcelain was used. Some of them had precious stones on them too. In the beginning when sugar was expensive, sugar cubes were given in these boxes. Later when the sugar became inexpensive and very common, people used almonds. The bonbonnieres contained five almonds covered in sugar and these symbolized fertility, happiness, health, wealth and longevity.
Today a variety of gifts are used. There are special boxes for ladies, men and children. The choices include not only sweets but also include other things like miniatures, glass, small candles, crystals, photo album, bath pearls, soaps, silver made items, etc. You can choose from ready made gifts or give them a personal touch by making them yourself. The gifts can be personalized with the marriage date, names of the couple or their initials. These gifts can be distributed or placed at the guests seats.
There a number wedding favor ideas and it depends on your likes, preference and budget what you want to have for your big special day. The gifts can be selected to the match season in which you are getting married or the theme that is being used in your marriage. So the gifts can be summer gifts, winter gifts, fall gifts, spring gifts, etc. if you are planning to match them with the season or it can be beach themed, garden themed, Asian themed, fairy tale themed, etc. if you want the gifts to be according to the theme. You can also choose from traditional gifts, ethnic gifts or some homemade gifts. These gifts function as a reminder for your guests and they will remember you and your day more often. So it is better to select the gifts that are useful to your guests. Here are some ideas that are very easy and will help you to make some unique gifts.
If you are keeping the gifts as a centerpiece, fill some small jars with sweets, nuts, etc. and label them accordingly. The guests can choose from them according to their taste. You can make your own special drink and fill it in bottles, attach a beautiful straw and attach tags to it. Bake small pies or cakes, attach small forks and pack it in small boxes to be given to your guests. You can also make candies, cookies, chocolate pops, etc. and personalize them.
If you do not want edibles to be your gift, you can load a flash drive with some photos and romantic songs or even video clips of the marriage function itself. You can give this to your guests as they leave. You can also give personalized CDs containing photos or music. You can also have a personalized poem, photo frames, small treasure boxes, handwritten message scrolls, or mini flower bouquets and so on.. The list never ends!