Wedding day is the day when the couple celebrates its love, with families and friend.
To remember this amazing and loving day, the spouses give their guests an object, a present to say thanks.
In Italy the favors are called “Bomboniere” (from French language bon-bon, small sugared almonds contained into these boxes)
The italian tradition and history of those are very long, in fact favors were already used in the XV century, when for the engagement, the future spouses and respective families, exchange these jewel boxes containing sugared almonds.
Usually the sugared almonds given as a present were white, the colour of pure love, and were always odd number, to represent the indivisibility of the marriage union.
Traditionally the perfect number of sugared almonds were five, because they symbolized health, wealth, happiness, fertility and longevity.
Nowadays, the tradition of sugared almonds remain, but the jewel boxes are turned in various objects given as gifts to wedding guests.
Today, the current trend is give as favors food products. Due to, in Tuscan we have many excellent local food products we can advise some ideas.
So, what is the best Tuscan gift for your friend? It should be a wine bottle (like Chianti Classico or San Gimignano’s Vernaccia, if you prefer white wine), but also EVO little bottle should be a great idea, so your friends could take away a little piece of Tuscany.
Another very good present should be honey, because if you do not know, in Tuscany we have various type of this. You could choose chestnut honey, characterized by a strong flavour and taste, or acacia honey more delicate and sweet.
However, food is not the only choice….Tuscany is famous also for its handcraft, for example our pottery or leather goods.
You could customize your gift with a personalized bottle labels with your names and the wedding date, or write some quote by your favourite poem, or why not, by Divina Commedia Heaven, to remain in Tuscan tradition. In addition, you can choose pottery or lather decorated with your monogram to remember forever your love.
Well, there are many and many different ideas for your wedding favors, so come here to find local tradition mixed with modern view to have the best remembers of your wedding day.