Today, charms have come to symbolize just about everything from religion to hobbies to travel to personal passions. They are both the jewelry we wear and the trinkets we collect to pass on to our children and their children as family heirlooms. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that couples celebrating the most momentous occasion of their lives will often choose to honor the day and their guests with charm wedding favors.
Charms of All Kinds
Charms come fashioned in silver, gold, or less expensive metals. They can be purchased as jewelry or trinkets, or as the ever-popular wine glass markers. The wine glass charms are a fun choice for a charm wedding favor because, in addition to their romantic motif, they also celebrate the bubbly occasion of drink and festivity. The "love" wine glass charms, assembled in a set of four letters per set (L, O, V, and E) are a touching and memorable charm wedding favor idea.
Romantic charms, often used to enhance charm bracelets or worn singly as pendants, also make lovely wedding favors. Amorous choices may include a dancing couple, a dove, a single heart, twin hearts, champagne bottles, champagne glasses, rings, wedding bells, bride and groom, or cupid. Jewelry stores and wedding supply companies can also help with ideas and selections. Charms may have gemstones and can be engraved for even more personalization.
Think About Ribbons
For a unique and festive bridesmaid favor idea, think about incorporating the Victorian custom of ribbon pulling into your wedding. Victorian women would carefully attach fortunetelling charms to long ribbons and layer them into the actual wedding cake beneath the frosting. One by one, those women dearest to the bride would select a ribbon and pull their hidden charm from the cake. The charm was believed to tell a fortune. This ceremony, brought into present-day weddings, is both a crowd pleaser and a way to select beautiful charms for your bridesmaids. It is recommended that the charms be professionally added to the wedding cake and that the ceremony precedes the actual cake cutting.
Charm wedding favors can also be purchased as gift box adornments. They can be strung through ribbon, hung from floral bouquets, or attached to any external gift wrap as an adornment.
Charms really do make "charming" wedding favors. Ensconced in their own history of preserving good fortune and celebrating passions and loved ones, they are a tangible reminder of something wonderful. Worn as jewelry, tagging a wine glass, or simply held in a hand, they will always remind your guests of a shared day of celebration and love.