The tradition of wedding favours is a very old one, with European aristocrats giving their guests boxes filled with sugar cubes. These were known as bonbonniere and because of the very high cost of sugar the sugar cubes symbolised wealth and royalty. After some time the price of sugar reduced and became more accessible, so the tradition modernised and sugar coated almonds become the popular choice for all.
However today wedding favours can be anything from chocolates and sweets to homemade jam or a lovely keepsake from the day. In other words, you can do whatever it is you like… there are no boundaries, no perceptions of what a wedding favour should be, and we think going for something a little different is always a nice surprise for guests. To get your mind wondering here are some fun ideas for your wedding favours that are far from the sugared almonds:
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Image credits: Succulent guest favour: Pocket Ful of Dreams / Wedding CD of all your favourite songs: Once wed / Donut favour: The Sweetest Occasion / Macaroon pops: A Little London Wedding / Macaroons: Pinterest – Source unknown / Sweet pie favour: Favors & Flowers / Jam favours: Pinterest – Source unknown / Favours to keep your guests cool (fan & hat favours): Martha Stewart Weddings / Garden favours: Ruffled Blog / Fill a tote favours: Bride & Beyond / Succulents: Project Wedding / Margarita guest favours: Style Me Pretty / Vintage cup candle favours: Ruffled Blog / Vintage handkerchiefs: Elizabeth Anne Designs / S’mores favour: Leila Brewster Photography / Biscuits: Biscuiteers