Since summer is now upon us and weddings are in full swing, I thought I share a little something about the wedding favor tradition.
The Wedding favor tradition goes back to the Europeans it was a symbol of wealth and royalty. A Wedding Favor should be made to look special like they were prepared just for you and not out of a box. They don't have to be expensive, just a token from your special day. Most people especially family members love to keep a keepsake from your special day. The traditional history of soap and itself was a symbol of wealth as only the wealthy could afford to bathe with soap. Egyptians were the first to experiment with soap, also...In 1622, King James 1 monopolized soap artisans for $100,000 a year. Soaps throughout history has been heavily taxed thus making it hard for common man to purchase and use it. It wasn't until the 1870's this tax was removed and made available to the common people.
Now, It's your turn to share in this wonderful history! You cannot go wrong with offering soap as a wedding favor plus you won't have to worry about whether or not they can eat sugar or if they are allergic to nuts.
Enjoy your day!