It is common to offer wedding favors to your guests as a token of appreciation for their attendance at your wedding celebration.
Wedding favors originated from Europe centuries ago, and were named Bonbonnieres. These were sugared candies in trinket boxes to show prosperity and royalty. As time went on, sugar coated almonds, otherwise named Jordan Almonds, were given out as favors to represent health, prosperity, fertility, joy and longevity. The guests would receive 5 almonds each to share in the couple’s luck on their special day. Today, some couples share the traditional favor, while other’s give out personalized favors to represent their life together.
Some examples of wedding favors we have seen at the Francis Marion Hotel:
Sweet Grass Rose (historical to Charleston, SC)
Boxed Candy & Local Beer
Customized Wine Glass