Asian wedding favors give your guests a piece of Eastern tradition to take home and remember your Oriental celebration. Whether you are expressing your culture or appreciate the rich traditions of the Orient, Asian wedding favors are the perfect way to thank your guests for sharing your special day.
Many couples choose Asian wedding themes even if they are not Oriental themselves. Different traditions are celebrated at Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean weddings. Most couples opt for an Asian-fusion wedding where all the cultures are represented and combined in unique way.
At Japanese weddings, there is a sake sharing ceremony and betrothal ceremony called the yuino, when the bride’s and groom’s families exchange symbolic gifts. Asian wedding favors in Japan are costly gifts that cost up to $50 each. In America, Asian wedding favors are smaller tokens such as a bag of sweet almonds or folded origami cranes. Using cranes as Asian wedding favors is popular because the bird is a symbol of contented married life.
Most Korean weddings are held at the bride’s family home. The couple exchanges vows during a ceremony called kunbere where they bow to each other and seal the deal by sipping special wine poured into a gourd grown by the mother of the bride. Prior to the wedding, the groom gives the bride’s mom a wild goose to promise he will care for her daughter forever as wild geese mate for life. Asian wedding favors are a thoughtful way to thank guests for sharing the celebrations.
At Chinese weddings, an umbrella is placed over the bride and groom to symbolize honor and protection as they begin married life together. The major religions practiced by Asians include Buddhism, Hindu, Taoist, Muslim and Christianity. At a Buddhist wedding, the ceremony takes place at a Honganji Temple with prayers, Buddhist rosaries, clasped hands, burning incense and drinks of oath. Asian wedding favors express your joy for the future and become lasting keepsakes of your big day.
A variety of foods are served at Asian-fusion weddings ranging from fried rice to sushi. Sake is a popular beverage served at Asian weddings. Traditionally, various types of teas are served with the wedding cake including mango and green tea. Asian cultures appreciate tea as a relaxing way to end a meal. Give out Asian wedding favors that celebrate serving tea such as adorable teacups and tea lights miniature porcelain tea light holders. Another unique choice is a TeaTime heart tea infuser favor in its own teatime gift box. Give your guests useful Asian wedding favors celebrating tea when you choose “Love is Brewing” teapot timers in classic retro gift boxes.
Candles are popular wedding favors for any theme because they are a symbol of love, light and romance. Add a loving touch to your Asian wedding favors by giving guests a double happiness keepsake candles to take home and remember your one-of-a-kind Oriental festivities. Another option are “Chinese tapestry” votive candles in silken pouches with tassels. These beautiful candles will be displayed in a place of honor in your guests’ homes so they can remember your unusual Oriental wedding.
If you want really elegant Asian wedding favors, give your guests glass coasters featuring both English and Asian calligraphic characters. These gorgeous coasters are packaged in their own gift box with dramatic, sheer red organza ribbons. Your guests will proudly display these attractive, slip-resistant coasters in their homes and offices as a memory of your Asian wedding.
You can also create your own Asian wedding favors by using tulle, personalized ribbons and decorative gift bags and boxes. A popular sweet treat given at Asian weddings are Jordan almonds, though you may want to give out novelty items such as fortune cookies instead. No matter what tiny treasures you decide to give your guests, they will look special presented in a double happiness Asian-themed favor box with a metallic gold symbol and bow. These authentic little boxes turn any small items into Asian wedding favors.
Regardless of your heritage, an Asian wedding is a romantic way to tie the knot and celebrate with your guests. Asian wedding favors capture the spirit of the Orient so your guests can bring it home when the party is over.