Since roughly the 13th century, little gifts are given out to wedding guests from the bride and groom as a thank you for coming. These wedding programs were really trendy among the aristocratic households and were typically small trinket boxes or Bonbonnieres produced from ceramic that contained miniature confections or cubes of sugar.
These days sugar was infrequent and quite expensive so only the wealthy can afford it. However, because sugar became more affordable and more accessible, these wedding programs became more commonplace in more small weddings. You can get chocolate wedding gifts through the internet.
The Italians came up with sugared almonds and these substituted the Bonbonnieres as wedding favors.
Preparing for a wedding takes a great deal of time and effort so that everything goes like clockwork on the day. Choosing every aspect of the day is very much personal choice and it is important that some thought is given to the favors. They should not be a last-minute rush purchase and should suit the rest of the wedding theme. Favors can be personalized with the name of the bride and groom, the date, and the location of the wedding.
There is so much choice these days and some couples will give out quite personal things like CDs with a selection of their favorite music or a small silver photo frame with their names engraved. Other popular favors include scented candles, gourmet coffee, a scroll with a much-loved poem and scented soap.