Weddings are rife with symbols and traditions. In Muslim weddings, eggs given to the couple represent fertility. In most Christian weddings, the newlywed couple is showered with rice for fertility. The wedding veil symbolizes modesty and purity, and bouquets were first used to ward off evil spirits, as they originally consisted of herbs.
Bells play an important part in weddings since wedding bells ringing denote a time of rejoicing for the joining of two souls. Below are some wedding bells favors suggestions to consider:
- Silver bells elegantly packaged in a transparent gift box. An organza ribbon and a thank you tag to finish makes this a simple yet elegant wedding bell favor.
- Attach pairs of miniature silver or gold bells to small plastic or glass bottles. Inside the bottles you can put liquid bath soaps, potpourri, bath salts or silver-coated mint candies.
- How about bell-shaped chocolates wrapped in silver or gold tin foils? Make them small enough and you can wrap 3-5 chocolate bells in sinamay and tie with organza ribbon.
- Bells that double as place card holders make great and fun wedding favors. Add a tag that says, "Ring me!" to encourage your guests and when they do, you and your new spouse kiss! It's a great way to enliven the reception and get your guests into the spirit of celebration.
- Get creative with those wedding bell handles! It can be a bride and groom hugging, or it can be a heart-shaped handle or even an angel.
- Instead of silver-plated wedding bell favors, wow your guests with crystal or glass wedding bells that can double as place card holders and then later on as paperweights.
- If you've got the budget, go for customized wedding bell favors. You can be patriotic by having your flag designed on the bell. If you and your groom/bride are nature-lovers, have images of nature printed on the bells. You can also have each bell engraved with the date of your wedding and engrave the name of each guest as well.
Giving away bells as wedding favors is a great reminder to your guests that you cherish their presence and participation in celebrating your wedding.
Copyright Andrea R Britt of CharmingWeddings.com, 2005. All rights reserved.