Making Your Wedding Favours Feel Exclusive To You

By Emily Tanner

Wedding favours are such an important part of your reception decor and ambience that it's important to give your choice some due care and attention. When it comes to choosing your wedding favours these days, there are so many products on the market that it's easy to find favours pertinent to you and your partner.

For those of you who are not clear about what a wedding favour is, let us firstly clarify what they are and why they are given. The giving of wedding favours is an ancient tradition and can be traced back to Italians and the French originally. Favours are given to guests as a small token of appreciation to thank guests for their help in the run up to the big day and for attending the wedding day. It is believed by some brides that it is an unnecessary added expense as guests have already received a nice meal, expensive surrounding and are generally well catered to, though it remains an important tradition that doesn't have to be too costly.

There are many ways in which the perfect wedding favours for the perfect couple can be found. For example, if your wedding is having a rustic, rural and organic theme, favours may come in the form of personalized seed-kits, bags of home made sweets or even bunches of dried lavender tied with organza ribbon to match other elements of the wedding.

On the other hand, if your wedding has an elegant and sophisticated edge, favours may come in the form of exquisite hand made chocolates presented in suave favour boxes and finished with foil printed personalized ribbon. For those who wish to achieve this air of sophistication without overspending, these can easily be created more cheaply by giving guests foil wrapped hearts in pretty shaped favour boxes. Plain satin ribbon or plain organza ribbon can be purchased to co-ordinate with your table linen or bridesmaid dresses to complete the look.

On the other hand, your wedding may have a very definite theme, in which case this idea can be embellished in your favours. For example, if your bouquet and wedding invitations carried a red rose theme, then by choosing rose favours your tables will co-ordinate perfectly with the rest of your day. Themed favours come in many forms such as chocolate bars, mint tins, bottle stoppers and candles. Rose motifs could even be iced onto homemade biscuits and presented in cellophane bags; a very personal - yet inexpensive - wedding favour!

Hopefully this will have given you some food for though as to how you can create wedding favours that are unique to you.

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