Long associated with the moon and the sea, alchemists referred to silver as luna (moon). These transcendent qualities appeared in European folklore, as silver was believed to be an actual antidote to illnesses, vampires, and werewolves. Even today, many people attribute various healing and holistic powers to silver.
However, most of us value silver simply because it is beautiful. Its elegant shimmer and luster are evident through each piece of silver jewelry, silverware, and silver artwork. Silver wedding favors are classic gifts, as there is an abundance of silver giftware to suit the tastes of everyone.
Traditional and Modern Silver Wedding Favors
Silver wedding favors can be chosen from longs lists of traditional ideas. Consider miniature silver (or silver-plated) picture frames, perhaps personalized with initials and a date. Silver heart-shaped gifts are available in paperweights, bottle stoppers, bar sets, and even measuring spoons. Silver ice cream scoops, along with ice cream recipe booklets or even gift certificates to a famous ice cream chain, would make a delectable silver wedding favor idea.
More modern silver wedding favors might include silver yo-yos, metallic silver handbags or coin purses, or even small silver sculptures or figurines. Small bottles of silver cleaner, included with those silver gifts, might make a useful and cute gift ensemble.
Wedding stores and suppliers will be able to provide you with stunning silver favor boxes (plain versions as well as the takeout models, fashioned to look just like Chinese food takeout boxes), silver fortune cookies (which are charming knick-knacks and conversation pieces) as well as silver luggage tags (in various shapes to reflect specific hobbies and themes). Perhaps your guests would enjoy old-fashioned silver compacts, engraved with a personal thank you message.
Silver Wedding Charms
Silver gifts work perfectly with the popularity of wedding charm favors. With the ever-fashionable romantic charms of doves, dancing couples, hearts, champagne bottles, wedding bells, rings, brides & grooms, and even cupids, romantic and symbolic silver charms are meaningful keepsakes.
Silverware is another timeless wedding favor idea. Engraved cake servers, coffee scoops, or any other type of decorative utensil would leave a lasting impression among guests. In fact, a lovely addition to the coffee scoop motif would be to include silver-foiled and personalized bags of gourmet coffee (available through many wedding suppliers).
Silver Savories and Confectionaries
For a simple, inexpensive yet breathtaking silver wedding favor, purchase silver Jordan almonds. These beautiful confectionary delights make a stunning presentation, whether they are wrapped in tulle, organza bags, or small candy boxes with transparent lids. They almost look too dazzling to eat, but one taste will quickly put such suspicions to rest.
Equally dazzling are small silver candy spheres filled with gourmet jelly beans. Whether the beans are purchased in a pale gray (silvery) color, or whether they reflect specific colors used in your wedding motif, they will be enjoyed and remembered. Silver mint favor tins with playful wording such as "mint to be" are always a big hit.
If you're still searching for that perfect candy wedding favor, remember the power of the Hershey's kiss. Wrapped in elegant silver foil and presented in a champagne glass, beer stein, or silver candy dish, this classic favorite is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Silver wedding favors honor all the mystique and beauty of silver as they mingle with the magic and the joy of your wedding day.