Wedding favours are small gifts from the bride and groom given as a gesture of appreciation to guests at a wedding reception.
The tradition is an old one, thought to have originated with European aristocrats who would hand out small trinket boxes of crystal or porcelain, often set with precious stones and containing sugary treats which, in those days, symbolised wealth since sugar was very expensive.
As the price of sugar fell, the custom was taken up by less wealthy sectors of society with sugared almonds encased in net and ribbons becoming a common sight at the wedding table.
These days, brides and grooms are often keen to give their guests something precious with which to remember the big day and Tanagra, at City Centre Bahrain, has a range of wedding favours that would delight any recipient.
Delight your senses with scented pot pourri by Vetrart contained in hand-blown glass hearts or mini sacks. These look beautiful and are the perfect combination of sight and smell with a range of scents including white ginger, vanilla creme, mandarin, baby rose, almond milk, violet and lavender and more.
From Bacarrat come deep red and beautiful clear turtle doves, the eternal symbol of peace and love. Their lower halves synthesise and then divide so they may gaze attentively at each other while their silhouettes interweave harmoniously, creating an appealing symmetry. Designed by Claus Harttung for Baccarat, the grace and beauty of these two birds is evoked through the precision of the craftsmanship, from their slender bills to the detailing on their splayed feathers.
For something lighthearted, choose the Baccarat Papillon collection of lucky butterflies available in a range of colours including red, purple, clear, iridescent and even a Lucky Diamond option.
If you’d like to give a gift that will be useful long after the wedding confetti has blown away, consider a votive. The Baccarat Eye collection, cut crystal in clear, red, grey, green, yellow or amethyst will have candlelight creating reflective sparkles. The spring collection from Bernardaud features a dome of delicately imprinted roses or from Villari opt for beautifully decorated boxes resembling gaily wrapped gifts and miniature cakes.
A visit to Tanagra is like entering an Aladdin’s cave of delicious gifts and great pieces for the home.
Call 17 179-570.