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The giving of wedding favors is evidenced to date back to the 16th century. The practice of giving gifts to show appreciation for sharing their special day with them spans over many different cultures. Over time favors have evolved and changed. There are more choices than before for a bride and groom to express themselves through their favors.

Some brides and grooms want to celebrate their roots by having their cultures traditional wedding gifts.

In Malaysia guests are given a symbol of fertility in the form of a hand painted egg.

A traditional Italian wedding favor is candy covered almonds, also known as confetti. They are placed in small baskets or boxes. Or beautifully wrapped in lace, or tulle then tied with ribbons.

The sugar-coated almonds, Jordan Almonds are the Middle Eastern favor of choice. As well as many other cultures. They are considered to symbolize both the bitterness and the sweetness of a marriage. They are often given in packages of 3 or 5. Three almonds stands for the husband, wife and the future child. Five almonds stands for health, happiness, fertility, longevity and wealth.

The Greek also use the sugar-coated almonds, they call them koufeta.

The gifts given in Japan may be extravagant and expensive. Even up to $50 or more per guest. These gifts are called hikidemono. There are also less expensive favors called kohaku manjyu which are steamed buns filled with bean paste. They are given in pairs of red and white. Then there is the Japanese legend of the 1,000 paper cranes that you may be familiar with. The brides construct the cranes and use them as wedding decorations to symbolize good fortune, fidelity and longevity. They may also give them away as favors.

Much like the Middle Eastern Favors, the Dutch give sets of 5 sugar-coated almonds, or sugar cubes called Bridal Sugar to represent prosperity, loyalty, happiness, virility and love.

A common Spanish favor is orange blossoms. These are often given with bud vases.

Two classic Irish favors are a handkerchief made of fine linen or lace, or a gift with a Claddagh on it. These gifts may include candle holders, cups, picture frames, and boxes. The Claddagh represents loyalty, love and friendship.


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If you have any special requests for your wedding favors, such as a sprinkle color that is not offered for your cookie to match your wedding colors, just email us.  If it's possible for us to do, we will!

A few quick facts about Fortune Wedding Favors Wedding Cookies

Our edible wedding favors use the finest Belgian chocolate - the same that Godiva uses!
Our Fortune Cookie Wedding Favors stay fresh for up to 6 - 9 months. Check the Cookie FAQ section for more info on shelf life and storage of your wedding cookies.
Our Photo Cookies use a special secret recipe so your cookies have no bitter picture cookie after taste.
We ship our cookie wedding favors from the United States, to anywhere in the United States. California? Florida? New York? No Problem!


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Our top 3 highest rated Wedding Favors

The most popular request we get from our brides to be is to help them narrow down their wedding favor selection into some of our best sellers with the most positive reviews & testimonials.

#1 Classic Chocolate Dipped Oreos, individually wrapped

What can we say? They’re delicious crowd pleasers. Brides love that they’re inexpensive but look totally exotic, and they have the option of a custom colored satin bow in addition to the the custom wrapping.

“The cookies were so delicious! So many people complimented these! Thank you again for getting them here so quickly!!!”
– Pam Morgan, Richmond BC

#2 Picture Cookie Favor Boxes

Having a loving photo on an edible favor inside a beautiful box has the best of all worlds. Some might keep it, some might eat it, but in all cases the guests are happy. Two custom colors for sprinkles, plus a custom ribbon color makes this a very customizable wedding favor.

“OMG! So pretty!! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I am so happy!!! Thankyouthankyou for being so awesome!”
– Emily Wu, Seattle, Washington

#3 Bride & Groom Fortune Cookies

Our personal favorite, these classy cookies look like miniature bride and grooms, with a delicious fortune cookie crunch on the inside. The fortunes have the option of being custom, which has led to all sorts of great stories from some of our more creative brides. If you want a loving memory and a great story to tell, these cookies can definitely help!

“Everyone loved the favors, thank you again! Also, thanks for your article on creative fortune ideas, the theatre sports went over really well with our friends and family. All the best!”
– Kendra Lafleur

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