Wedding favours traditionally contained five sugared almonds. It is believed they started in European aristocracy and was a way of thanking guests for attending the wedding. These sugared almonds carried additional significance at weddings, as the bitterness of the almonds and the sweetness of the sugar was thought to symbolise the bitter-sweetness of marriage! Each of the five sugared almonds has its own specific individual meaning and these are Health, Happiness, Wealth, Fertility and Long Life.
But not everyone is ‘nuts’ about almonds!
These traditions have now taken a twist over time and wedding favours have evolved, there are many other meaningful and fun favours to give to your guests. Of course everyone is different and every wedding is unique. We all know our guests and what would be a great gift to give. Here are some fantastic home-made wedding favour ideas I have come across. I thought I would share them, to give couples some inspiration (unless you are a sugar n nut lover of course!). I’m not a lover personally, I nearly broke my tooth on one of these at my own wedding…….
Any more suggestions welcome, feel free to comment and share ...
Light the way.....
Sloe Gin anyone?
Homemade blackberry vodka or lemoncello?
Let love grow!
Spread the love with jam