Wedding Favor Traditions

The tradition of giving wedding favors dates back thousands of years. The earliest gifts recorded were called bonbonnieres, small trinket boxes made of exquisite stones or porcelain. Often these boxes contained sugar cubes, because in those times, sugar was scarce and very expensive. Almonds came next, coated with sugar. Traditionally, five Jordan almonds were given, the number stemming from a superstition that the five symbolized fertility, longevity, wealth, health, and happiness.

At Nature Favors, we hope to make at least this little piece of your wedding day (the favors) as beautiful as we can, yet simple for you to achieve. We love finding new ways to expand on this age-old tradition and simply adore seeing photos from our clients’ weddings in which they used our favors in a modern and beautiful way.

Below is a collage of some beautiful photos sent to us from Chelsey and Ryan. Their special day was nature-themed with our heart shaped bird seed favors given as a gift from the “Love Birds.”


Chelsey and Ryan:
Photography: Austin Gros Photography. Ceremony Location and Reception
Venue: The Anchor Fellowship.
Baker: The Bake Shoppe.
Bridal Gown: Vintage find from
Shoes: Urban Outfitters.
Necklace: Heirloom from Groom’s great-grandmother.
Earrings: Heirloom from Bride’s mother.
Hairpiece and Boutionneres: Oh My Deer Handmades (Etsy).
Bridesmaid and Flower Girl Dresses: Melissa Sweet.
Hair and Makeup: R Squared Salon.
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: J.Crew.
Bowties: Tux and Tulle (Etsy).
Clutches: Yensew (Etsy).
Birdseed Favors: Nature Favors (Etsy).
Florals: Created by Bride, ordered through Import Flowers.


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