Monthly Archives: May 2014

Wedding Favours – The History Behind It!

Wedding favours are small gifts given as a gesture of appreciation or gratitude to guests from the bride and groom during a wedding ceremony or a wedding reception. This is a very old tradition. It is believed that first wedding favour, common amongst European aristocrats, was known as a Bomboniere. A Bomboniere is a small trinket box made of crystal, porcelain, and/or precious stones. The contents of these precious boxes were generally sugar cubes or delicate confections, which symbolize wealth and royalty. As sugar became more affordable, people began to replace bombonieres with almonds. For centuries, almonds were commonly distributed to wedding guests to signify well wishes on the bridegroom’s new life. In the thirteenth century, almonds coated with […]