Which Wedding Favor?
Author: Emily Tanner
Article source: http://www.world-of-wedding-favors.com/. Used with author's permission.
The dress has been ordered, your future husband is actually getting excited now and most of the preparations are done. Now it's time to decide on which wedding favors will best suit your theme. Choosing between edible wedding favors [such as candy wedding favors] and inedible wedding favors [such as candle wedding favors] is really quite a dilemma! Your guests will always remember the favors that you choose. It's strange to think that after all that money, effort, stress and panic involved in wedding planning, that the guests only memories of the day will be the bride's dress and the wedding favors. Therefore, deciding between edible wedding favors and alternative wedding favors such as candle wedding favors is a tricky business and needs careful consideration.
On one side of the fence there are inedible favors that vary hugely from photo album favors to wedding favor coasters and seed packet favors to candle wedding favors. The selection is quite vast so it is really a case of choosing which ones best suit your wedding theme. On the positive side, inedible wedding favors can be kept forever and therefore provide a life-long lasting memory of your special day.
In addition, after a delicious wedding banquet, 3 glasses of champagne and a piece of wedding cake many guests are turned off by the thought of having to eat more!
Research has shown that not all edible wedding favors are actually eaten anyway as many guests wish to have them as a keepsake. So perhaps you may want to seriously consider favors that are not edible. There is nothing more special than lighting a wedding candle favor some months after the happy event is over. As the wick is burning, the happy couple and their future happiness together is foremost in your thoughts!
Alternatively, edible wedding favors are really rather tasty - especially for the younger guests. It is hard enough for little ones to sit through the whole event without having a tantrum only to realise that there are no candy wedding favors on their arrival at the reception. The promise of candy wedding favors is a real incentive for mums who are struggling with their little terrors during a lengthy church ceremony! As far as more traditional guests are concerned [your Great-Grandmother and old Auntie Doris], a wedding just wouldn't be a wedding without edible wedding favors such as sugared almonds or delicious dragees! Of course, the 5 candy wedding favors inside the net, bag, pouch or box date back some centuries and represent: fertility, health, happiness, longevity and wealth.
There are many wedding guests who may feel offended not to receive a traditional edible wedding favor as the consumption of said favor is intended to bring about these 5 qualities wished for the happy couple.
Candy wedding favor or candle wedding favor - the choice is yours. But, it is also important to realise that you cannot please all of your guests all of the time, unless... you decide to offer candy wedding favors to your younger and older wedding guests and offer candle wedding favors for your modern guests. This article is brought to you by "World of Wedding Favors" - Offering brides high quality wedding favors and bomboniere at low-cost prices. To view our vast range of elegant & unique wedding favors please visit:
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