By Madelyn Roberson. Party Decorations. Published at Sunday, September 16th, 2018 - 08:15:44 AM.
You can purchase very expensive wedding favors from numerous companies and upscale department stores. You can order personalized candle sets, coffee sets, crystal and glass items, small picture frames, silver dolphin bottle openers, bath beads or decorative soaps, and the list goes on. Are you on a limited budget? You can make your own favors and turn the event into an evening of fun for the ladies in your bridal party. Just make sure they know the purpose of the evening is to help you make the wedding favors.
If you do decide you want to give all the guys the same wedding favor, making a practical choice would be best. A few male wedding favor options to think about could be luggage tags, bottle stoppers, bottle openers, plain candle favors that match your wedding theme, or favor boxes or tins that can be filled with candy or nuts. Taking your time when choosing wedding favors for men, and women too, increases the likelihood that your favor will be kept and used again.
The history of distributing wedding favors dates back to the sixteenth century. Many upper class Europeans would distribute parting gifts to their guests to demonstrate their wealth and stature in society. The gifts these wealthy families provided were elaborate and thoughtful signs of appreciation to all their guests. The first wedding favor that was given contained chocolates inside an elaborate jewel studded box, known by the French as a bonbonniere. Sugar was seen as a luxury to everyone in the sixteenth century. So, it was only appropriate that each gift contained some of the most expensive sugar made candy there was around. The bride and groom of the wedding were seen to be blessed and lucky, therefore by distributing gifts to all who attended their joyful day they could spread their blessings.
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