One of the decisions that most brides to be agonize over is choosing wedding favors. Wedding favors are a small part of the wedding, but they are the part of the wedding that people will remember and talk about for many years. Wedding favors have been given out at weddings around the world for centuries. Early wedding favors consisted of a small glass or crystal box that contained sweet desserts. At that time sugar and other dessert ingredients were very expensive and only the very wealthy could eat them on a regular basis so couples gave out sugared desserts at weddings to show off their wealth as well as to thank their family and friends for attending the wedding.
For hundreds of years one of the most popular wedding favors has been the Jordan almond. Jordan almonds have a tart, almost bitter taste that is very unique. A small, elegant box containing five sugared Jordan almonds is still considered to be the most traditional wedding favor among wedding industry insiders. The slightly bitter taste of the almond combined with the sugary coating is meant to signify the hard times and the good times that couples will have during the marriage. The five almonds represent health, happiness, fertility, wealth and long life.
Fancy desserts and Jordan almonds are still the wedding favor of choice for thousands of couples, especially those who are planning an elegant traditional wedding. But there are almost endless possibilities to choose from when it comes to wedding favors. You can choose favors that express your personality, or favors that are inspired by the theme of the wedding, or even favors that represent some aspect of your life as a couple. Personalized DVDs and CDs, personalized wine bottles, soaps, eco-friendly favors like plants or wedding favors with environmentally friendly packaging are all very popular non traditional wedding favors.