The Bored Bride's Tool Box
History of Tossing the Bouquet
History of the
Wedding favors were born during the 16th Century in England. The gifts were home made by common couples and offered to guests for the exact reason they are given today, as a thank you for their witness to the couples union. Often given in small bags or if money was plentiful, small wooden boxes, these gifts represented the families that gave them so it would not have been unusual for a shoemaker's gifts may have been leather, a bookmaker's to have been paper and so on.
Eventually the wealthy debutantes caught on to this gift giving tradition and it began to appear in the aristocracies of England, France and Italy. These favors tended to offer a considerably more elaborate impression; being boxes made of crystal or adorned with jewels; and were fashioned more as a statement of wealth and to suggest the couple had made a prosperous union.
Who Doesn't Love Succulents?
Small succulents make for VERY POPULAR favors at
weddings. We NEVER see left behind favors when these fresh, live gifts
are part of the day.
these in bulk from a local nursery or retail outlet may require some
advance contact to let them know how many you are seeking but this can
be done relatively inexpensively and result in a fantastic favor option! Once
you have the favors you can wrap the carton they are in with paper,
burlap, fabric or transplant them to different containers like mini
pails, cups etc. Using stickers you can print on your home computer or a
cricket, you can personalize these adorable gifts to say any cute
little thing you like!