The confectionary delicacies were relished, but the special jeweled boxes made of gold or porcelain were prized, cherished, and kept for years.
The custom of presenting one's guests with gifts in beautiful boxes continues today. The wedding favor gift box has become an important part of a wedding day. Available in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials, and styles, there is no shortage of gift giving potential.
Simple Gift Boxes
Simple white or ivory favor boxes offer traditional elegance. They reflect the basic custom of a white wedding, and can be decorated with ribbons or flowers. Available in pure white or antique ivory colors and a variety of materials from cardboard to satin, they provide that classic wedding box look.
Especially popular today are take-out boxes. These wedding favor boxes look just like Chinese food take out boxes, and are especially fun for Asian-themed weddings. However, they are appropriate for any gift ideas and come in a variety of colors, textures, and even patterns. These favor take-out boxes can be found in craft stores, card stores, and through wedding suppliers.
Clear favor boxes let you decorate from the inside out. Packed with colorful candy, they will look like confectionary cubes. These transparent vessels can also be filled with shredded tissue paper to hide the "real" treasure within. They are a lot of fun and very attractive.
Double Your Decorations
Consider adding some color to your gift presentation with bold, patterned gift boxes. These spectral delights can double as reception decorations, as they will lend their own visual adornment to the tables on which they rest. Or decorate your gift boxes with small bells, flowers, butterflies, shells, faux jewels, ribbons, or any other miniature enhancement that reflects your tastes and wedding motif. Guests will love the personal and creative keepsakes!
3-D boxes are a delightful presentation for wedding favors. These boxes, often produced from dye cut chipboard, take on a life of their own. Consider the wedding dress / tuxedo favor boxes. These formal wear favor boxes stand up like sophisticated cut-outs from days long ago, come pre-punched for threading, and carry with them their own undeniable charm and sense of whimsy. From sea themes to full floral bouquets to sparkling champagne bottles, these boxes impress like artwork and provide a very classy receptacle for appreciated guests.
More Gift Box Ideas
Another popular category of gift boxes is the miniature replica division. With boxes sculpted to resemble mini backpacks, pails, wedding cakes, pyramids, purses with chains, and even treasure chests, gifts will be heavy with an abundance of creative spirit.
Gift bags and sacks are yet another variety of the gift box theme. It's nice to tie your box and bag ideas into your own wedding theme and spirit. Having a Christmas themed wedding? Perhaps gift stockings would be ideal vessels for wedding favors. Spring weddings could use lovely flower pots to harbor gifts (such as flower seed packets), and summer weddings might use actual beach pails or beach bags.
Wedding favor boxes surround individual gifts of thanks for many guests. Whether they are ornate or simple, steeped in tradition or modern day whimsy, they will carry your own message and sense of flare for a day long remembered.