Wedding Anniversary Favors

Over the years after their special wedding day, many married couples celebrate their wedding anniversary privately. They may go out to a nice dinner, see a show at the theater, or take a romantic trip together. On certain anniversary years, however, the couple’s family or friends may decide to throw the special couple a wedding anniversary party so that the couple’s loved ones can take part in celebrating their many years of happiness together. Over the years after their special wedding day, many married couples celebrate their wedding anniversary privately. They may go out to a nice dinner, see a show at the theater, or take a romantic trip together. On certain anniversary years, however, the couple’s family or friends may decide to throw the special couple a wedding anniversary party so that the couple’s loved ones can take part in celebrating their many years of happiness together.

You can have a wedding anniversary party to celebrate any year of marriage, but most commonly they may take place during the 10th year, 25th year, 35th year, or if they’re lucky enough – the 50th year of marriage.

Just like at on the original wedding day, many anniversary celebrations will include wedding anniversary favors – so the family and friends will have a small token to remember the event by when they leave. They’re not the most important ingredient of the celebration (only the married couple can take that honor!) but it just wouldn’t seem right to celebrate a wedding anniversary without wedding anniversary favors on the table or in the guests’ goody bags.

Wedding Favors Throughout History

Wedding favors themselves have been around since weddings during the 16th century, and are customary in wedding celebrations around the world. Wedding favors give guests something to remember the special day with, and are given to symbolize the married couple’s appreciation for the guests for sharing in such a special time of their lives together.

The actual type of favor given during a wedding or wedding anniversary party varies with the culture of the bride and groom. Around the world and across many cultures, it is common for a wedding favor to contain 5 items or candies to symbolize the five wishes everyone holds in common for their marriage: health, wealthy, fertility, happiness, and longevity.

Types of Wedding Anniversary Favor

In modern weddings and wedding anniversary celebrations, personalized candy wrappers are ideal favors for your guests. You can get your candy wrapper wedding anniversary favors custom printed with all of the anniversary facts, such as the name of the couple, date married, and year of celebration – and you can even add some fun with “now” and “then” photographs of the wedding couple. It’s always fun to see a photo of the couple on their original wedding day side by side with a more recent photo of the couple – why not have them printed directly on your wedding anniversary favors for your friends and family to keep?

Your wedding anniversary favors can be printed to match your party theme or colors. There is a choice of Hershey bar wrappers, Miniature Hershey bar wrappers, and bottle wrappers for wedding anniversary favors. You can also customize any of the other party favor options to meet your wedding anniversary favor needs from gum wrappers to life saver wrappers; photo wrappers for lollypops, and even bubbles in champagne-shaped bottles which would be perfect for the 50th anniversary celebration!

Engagement Favors

Newly engaged couples want to shout their new status from the rooftops for the world to hear! An increasing number of newly engaged couples are having engagement parties to make their announcement and share the excitement with their friends and family.

An engagement party wouldn’t be complete without a keepsake favor for each of the guests. A personalized favor that includes the date of the engagement, the couple’s names and sometimes even the photographs is even more special. Personalized candy provides guests with a sweet treat as well as a memento of the engagement party. If the couple has already selected their wedding date, the engagement party favors double as a pre-invitation with a “save the date” which also includes the upcoming wedding date.

Party Favor Beginnings

It’s not known what party, wedding or event was the first to give favors to the guests but the first documented party favors were during the 16th century. It was during this time in England that bridal couples would give out favors made of lace and ribbons, called “love knots”. They were given to the guests at the wedding to thank them for coming and sharing in their special moment.

Each culture has it’s own preference for the type of wedding favors they give out. In Greece, and Italy, candy almonds are often given as favors. In the Middle East, wedding favors include 5 candy coated almonds in tins or mesh bags – the five almonds represent health, happiness, wealth, fertility and longevity. In Holland, five pieces of sweet candy are wrapped in tulle to represent happiness, love, prosperity, loyalty and virility. In Malaysia, guests receive decorated eggs to symbolize fertility in the marriage.

In the United States, wedding favors have evolved so that now almost every celebration includes some type of party favor and is an important part of planning for any major event. Continuing the tradition of sweet thank you favors we offer custom printed, wrapped Hershey’s and candy for all occasions; from engagements to birthdays to wedding anniversaries, bridal showers, retirement parties, religious celebrations and of course – the wedding reception.

Personalize Your Own Engagement Favors

You have numerous options when it comes to selecting engagement favors for your own engagement party. Choose from Hershey bar wrappers customized with your engagement photo and names to a champagne-shaped bottle of bubbles with a customized bottle label. Whatever engagement favor you choose, you can make the design of the label match your party theme or color choices. You aren’t limited to Hershey bars and bubbles, either. If you prefer, you can get personalized labels for miniature candy bars, peppermint patty candy, and even lollypops.