Wedding favors as a small gift to thank those who decide to be part of the joy of the wedding couple.
If you are organizing your wedding, you are certainly asking yourself: favors yes or not? The favor is a gift for your guests, to thank them for sharing a special moment in your life. And it’s something of you that will remain among their memories.
The wedding favor fits any type of marriage, religious, civil, symbolic because it is a popular tradition not tied to a particular cult.
The word wedding favor (bomboniera in Italian) derives from the French “bonbonnière”, the box containing the bonbons. In ancient times, the wedding favors contained honey-covered almonds, which later became confetti.
The wedding favor refers to a very ancient Italian custom and since then it has maintained an auspicious meaning.
Donating to the guests, a wedding favor has a double meaning: on the one hand it is a souvenir of the wedding and on the other hand, it is a way to thank the guests for their presence and for the presents received.
We have said that the wedding favor has an auspicious meaning. The etiquette and good manners teach us that confetti must always be in odd numbers, also because the disparity symbolizes the indivisibility of the couple, and this is very romantic!
Usually, you put five sugared almonds that represent fertility, long life, health, wealth and happiness.
You can also choose to put less: three or just one.
The symbolism is different, but it always concerns the auspicious. Let’s see the differences:
What does etiquette teach for wedding favors? Who chooses them? To whom you should give them and how? How many to put in the wedding favor? Let’s see together what good manners say.
There are several possibilities. Usually, the wedding favor is delivered by the spouses to the reception, before the guests leave. Or, already placed on the mise en place as a placeholder.
Precious, supportive, homemade wedding favors. There is an embarrassing wealth of options!
Choosing wedding favors is one of the steps of a good wedding organization and should never be underestimated. Everything needs time, attention and care.
Finding something that represents the bride and groom, that is in line with the style of marriage may not be an easy task, but with some suggestions you can find the right idea for your guests.
They are not a useless thing as many may think. Whatever you choose, it will remember your guests, friends and relatives the emotions experienced on your special day.
It may also be a little souvenir, but there has to be! The Etiquette also says this.
Before looking for the right wedding favor, it is important to stop and think about the style you have chosen for your wedding.. Every element, including wedding favors, must be in harmony with everything. You cannot offer a jute bag if the style you have chosen is elegant or urban, for example, but they will be perfect for an eco-chic wedding.
If you have chosen a theme or you have decided for a particular style, each element of the wedding must be coherent, from the bride’s gown to the ceremony, from the seating chart to the centerpieces, from the invitations to the wedding favor. Each element will have to perfectly match everything else because it has been studied down to the smallest detail.
Wedding favors are a gift, but they are also something that represents the bride and groom. Choose something that is done carefully, homemade for example. Handmade does not mean expensive, but attention to details.
Once you have chosen the style (the theme, the colour, the materials, etc.), do some research on the internet, go around small markets, homemade things’ shops and get inspired. We suggest you create a Pinterest board to collect ideas and find out what shape, colour, size you like the most and what would make your guests happy.
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