Posted by Talia Sasson

Wedding favours are one of those little details that can be easily overlooked when planning a wedding, but a little detail goes a long way with your guests. The concept of giving your guests a gift to take home as a momento of your wedding has survived for four centuries, so there must be something to it. In 16th Century England, it was common to be given a lace or ribbon knot to represent the couple’s bond of love. Meanwhile, the French and Italians were giving their guests bonbonnieres – little trinket boxes containing five sugared almonds, representing the wedding wishes of fertility, health, wealth, happiness and longevity. The bride and groom were considered to be very lucky and by giving a gift, this luck would be passed on to the receiver. Today, couples are shifting away from tradition and getting creative. I would consider myself very lucky to receive any of the following favours!