Favors are among a wedding’s most appealing elements and one of the easiest to personalise. Although favours are influenced by tradition, they are not beholden to it. In fact almost anything can be made into a favour as long as it is pleasing, portable and available in multiples!
“The love we give away is the only love we keep” – E.Hubbard
Wedding favors in Italy
Italian tradition want a favor with 5 sugar-coated almonds. Because almond is a seed, it represent fertility, abundance and fruitfulness. These “confetti” are often bundled in white tulle with a small ribbon.
But what about the favors? These small gifts for your guests can be inspired by your wedding motif. The best favors are those that double as decorations for the reception. You can arrange them on a table surrounded by candles, favors can brighten an entry hall or embellish a traditional table setting.
Or you can incorporate favors at the table, as place cards, part of centrepieces or even hanging off a chair.
If you need some ideas here our list:
-Edible gifts for food lovers. Do you like to cook? Or do you just love food? Choose between cupcakes, cookies, fruit baskets, homemake fortune cookies, meringue kisses, artisanal chocolate, small bottle of olive oil, small bottle of limoncello, artisanal beers, little bags of tea for two or also little bag of candies. Yummy!!!
-Gifts for garden lovers. In your spare time do you live in the garden? So fresh bouquets, olive tree bonsai, flowers seeds, flower plants like orchids, flower bulbs, small cactus, fabric flowers are wonderful ideas!
-Gifts for travel lovers. If your first interest is discover new places take a look at Tourist guides, tickets for museums, old maps and everything travel related.
-Generic gifts. When you don’t really know what’s best for you… candles, photo frames, artisanal soap, kitchen small tools, silver boxes are evergreens!
Don’t forget child! The children’s table is ideal for setting with favors. So crayons and small toys keep little hands busy on a long day!
Presentation of your wedding favors
Some favors are encased in bags and pouches with vary in sizes, material and colour in order to best display their small offerings. A simple glassine bag linen with coloured paper is a charming container for cookies.
Favors are often as memorable as their details, so take time to think about everything needed to make them well before the wedding. Think about tags or labels needed! You can also ask a calligrapher who addresses the wedding invitations to make them.
And you? What do you like for your wedding favors?