Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are the gifts given as a gesture of appreciation or gratitude to guests from the bride and groom after the wedding reception. In Japan, we usually combine a food gift and a product gift.

The most popular food gift is Baumkuchen, since it represents longevity and the long-lasting prosperity of the family. Of course, you can present a pound cake or whatever you like, but we chose Baumkuchen without question! Same as our wedding cake, our Baumkuchen is from the pastry shop anniversary!

Then the most popular product gift is a "catalog". I don't know how we call it in English, but we call it "catalog gift". As you can see, it's a catalog that you can select an item that you want to receive later at home! Long ago, it was simply a booklet, but nowadays, it's in an album style, so you can use the album later!!! You can include a thank you card in the catalog, too! No wonder I chose the heart-patterned album. hehe! Of course, instead of catalog gift, you can present anything you like, but we wanted to give our guests a choice ;)

Last but not least, we also prepared a petit gift. It's a butterfly with 5 Jordan almonds. Five Jordan almonds symbolize five wishes for the bride and groom: health, happiness, fertility, financial stability, and longevity ;) I hung them on my arm and gave one by one to the guests when we saw them off! Why not heart?! Because we wanted to close with a butterfly since our invitation card was a butterfly, too!

Hope you enjoyed our idea :D

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