In fact, long, long ago, when brides traveled in open carriages, they were viewed as easy prey for evil forces. Brave defenders would, therefore, ring bells to scare corrupt spirits away.
Whether we have continued with the wedding bell tradition to keep our brides safe, or whether it is our appreciation of their hypnotic sound, wedding bells ring throughout the world to celebrate the joy of matrimony. As such, the wedding bell favor is more than just a token gesture of appreciation. It is a sharing of culture, customs, and musical joy.
All Kinds of Bells
Consider the impressive collections of bells that can be incorporated into wedding bell favor ideas. There are hand bells, cowbells, animal bells, bicycle bells, doorbells, figural bells, and bells as figurines. A sports-themed wedding with personalized bicycle bell favors would be a fun and unique way to thank your guests. For a western wedding, why not say thank you with old fashioned dinner bells, or even antique cowbells? Doorbells with whimsical chimes programmed to play the wedding song would be an original way to remind your guests of both your wedding and appreciation.
Wedding Bell Themes
Weddings that reflect a bell theme can use small silver bells placed on each table along with the silverware. Guests can ring these kissing bells instead of clanking their spoons on champagne glasses. This jovial ritual will be enjoyed by all and is less dangerous than a boisterous bang on a champagne glass.
Wedding suppliers carry a broad array of wedding bell favors. From Christmas tree ornaments to silver and gold plated coffee table pieces, there is an abundant selection of style, shape, size, and sound. Bell candle snuffers make lovely wedding bell favors, as do fluted bells. Bell charms are stunning additions to gift boxes and can also be a purchased as jewelry. Bell earrings are especially attractive and will be enjoyed with each shake of a head.
Bell adornments also add flair and style to your wedding favors. If you are choosing bubble favors, tie a small ribbon of bells around each bottle top. Even one simple bell placed on each gift bag, box or receptacle will add just the right touch of class to the overall gift presentation.
The Music of Bells
Another option for wedding bell favors would be to give your guests the gift of music. Include bell music during your reception. Your guests will appreciate the treat, as the music of bells is truly divine. It is a rare art we often don't stop to appreciate. They will be especially touched to receive their own bell music CD at the close of the wedding.
More wedding bell favor ideas might include collections of poems about bells, or even historical writings about bells and their history.
Wedding bells have rung for many years and they will continue to ring for many more. Let it be your wedding bells that family and friends will remember and cherish each time they see the favor they received at your wedding.