Are you nuts ? Or Do You just Need a Favor? Ok so the title sounded silly but it caught your attention didn’t it? Wedding Favors.. OMG there are SO many choices for DIY Brides for wedding favors. Years ago just about every Bride chose Jordan Almonds wrapped in tulle and while this is a traditional wedding favor, don’t feel you need to be stuck in tradition.
History of Jordan Almonds
According to our wiki source: A classic, popular version of dragée are whole almonds coated with a sugar shell in various colors. Called mulabbas in Arabic, confetti in Italian and Jordan almonds or sugared almonds in English, these confections have a long history, and are traditionally associated with weddings and special celebrations. Throwing or handing out these candies at such occasions (hence the name for the multi-colored paper confetti which usually now replaces them) dates back centuries, and is meant to ensure prosperity, fertility, happiness, and good luck.
The treats are often packaged in groups of five per guest, accompanied by a traditional poem:
Five sugared almonds for each guest to eat
To remind us that life is both bitter and sweet.
Five wishes for the new husband and wife —
Health, wealth, happiness, children, and a long life!
There are so many choices of what you can fill your lip balm tubes with- from candy conversation hearts or Jordan Almonds to cocoa or cappuccino mix and everything in between. Here is a list of some goodies you can get to create your own wedding favors, some are nearly done for you too- a wide collections from goodies to gourmet foods and teas.
Create your own Lip Balm tubes (these are the large tubes not the typical ones you see with ‘chapstick’ , ready to fill with any goodies you choose.