Jubilee Lau from
is an event coordinator from the San Francisco Peninsula. She discovered
most of these favors during her trips to Hong Kong and Japan and will offer
them in the future on a special website:
The tradition of wedding
favors has been present for centuries, symbolizing the bride and groomâ€™s
appreciation for their guests in sharing the special occasion with them.
Throughout the years, the wedding favors given have become
much fancier and more sophisticated. From simple candies to personalized candles,
favors are now one of the most important accessories for the wedding. They often
serve multiple purposes and become beautiful keepsakes at guestsâ€™ homes for
Today, couples are learning
to be creative with all aspects of their weddings. When deciding
on favors, they take into consideration their theme, color schemes, and
dĂ©cor. Favors can be the perfect finishing touches, and brides take full
advantage of this fact. With a vast selection of favors and packaging options,
couples surely will find one that complements their theme! While favors can
accentuate the wedding dĂ©cor, they also can serve practical purposes. Perfectly
polished silver golf key rings not only complement a golf themed wedding, but
they can be used as napkin holders at the wedding and as key chains for guests
in their own personal lives.
Petite frames make elegant place card
holders, and guests love bringing them back to their own living rooms.
Beautiful glass chopstick or spoon holders can serve as vases for unique
floral arrangements or as paper weights. The options are endless!
The modern bride and groom
are encouraged to personalize their wedding. They don't want to have the same
flowers and chair covers as their siblings or best friends, and they certainly
don't want their guests to take home the same favors they received from another
wedding! Therefore, couples are striving to be unique and daringly different.
Personalizing their wedding as much as possible helps them to achieve this goal.
A couple who loves to travel can name
their tables after cities or islands they visited and help their guests remember this personal aspect
of their lives by giving away luggage tags as favors.
Beach lovers can have an elegant reception
on or near a beach, and remind guests of this special day with
seashell incense holders to take home.
|| Choose cherry blossom holders during spring time
snow flake napkin rings during the winter season
Gone are the days when guests
bring home generic candy favors, eat the few pieces of candy inside, and toss
the packaging out. Sweets continue to be a popular item, but instead of a few
Hershey's Kisses wrapped in tulle, couples are selecting heart shape truffles
placed inside a petite bag that doubles as a place card holder. M&M's,
personalized with names and wedding date, and dragees so elegantly packaged that
guests often use the box as dĂ©cor to accentuate their own homes.
Another unique idea for nature lovers
cedar, pine, or spruce seedling from
Evergreen Memories in Canada.
Guests can plant them in their gardens.
A more expensive
solution would be the
Memory Globe, which can feature flowers you
will have in your floral decoration.