Wedding Favors can be as Simple or as Unique as you Like
Presenting your wedding guests with Wedding favors is a tradition practiced almost everywhere in the world. Since long ago, brides and grooms have used favors to say thank you to their guests and share their happiness of the day.
Wedding Traditions Through Time
Wedding favors traditions are handed down from generation to generation and vary from country to country or culture.
Spanish couples are feted with laughter, music and dancing on their wedding day. They return the favor by giving small flower arrangements as wedding favors to their guests. At a reception you may find the favors at each place setting consisting of a small vase with fragrant orange blossoms.
In some Balkan countries, the best man, not the bride gives the favors. Instead of throwing rice at the happy couple as they are leaving the church, the best man is the last to leave and throws money to the guests waiting outside the church as a way of sharing the hoped for prosperity.
At the reception it is customary for a Bride Doll, dressed similarly to the bride herself, to be placed at the head of the main table. The doll is covered with small charms that the guests select and take home. They are also given ornately decorated cards with the newlyweds’ names and the wedding date written on them as mementos.
In Greece a bride may carry a lump of sugar on her wedding day for good luck, to ensure she has a sweet life or she might carry ivy, as a symbol of endless love.
In a traditional Greek wedding, gold crowns or orange blossom wreathes are linked by a silk ribbon and are placed on the heads of the bride and groom. For the rest of that day, the newlyweds are honored as king and queen. The wedding favors in a Greek wedding were as simple as candy-coated almonds called koufeta.
Your Favors Should be as Individual as You Are
As simple as koufeta or as elegant as an engraved modern favor, this custom should be an expression of your appreciation and a way of saying thank you to your guests.