Medieval wedding favors are fun ways to thank guests for attending your wedding and it gives them a memento to keep from your special day. Medieval wedding favors do not have to be expensive or complicated. Whether holding a spring or fall wedding, wedding favors are a classy way to show your appreciation for your loved one’s support. Learn how to make these authentic-looking favors.
During the Middle Ages it was common custom for royalty to lavish gold coins on the villagers at a marriage ceremony. Today, you do not have to be a Lord or Lady to mimic this custom. Buy or make velvet pouches, one for each guest. Stuff the pouches full of gold wrapped chocolate coins. Burgundy or forest green makes a nice choice for velvet material. Tie the bags with gold colored cord and add a tassel as a decoration. Place one velvet bag at each seat or on top of each dinner place setting. For fun, have the wedding jester hand out the velvet pouches or allow the “Lord” and “Lady Fair” to bestow the bags on guests.
Print poems or a copy of your wedding vows on decorative paper. If you have time, tea-soak parchment paper and hire a calligrapher to write the poem or special message on the papers. Print two copies per sheet of paper to keep the scrolls small. Roll up the papers scroll like and tie them with some 1/16 inch wide silk ribbon. Place a wax seal or an embossed sticker on each scroll to cinch it shut and look like a royal decree. Tie some plastic gold wedding rings to the string for a nice embellishment.
In Medieval households, families relied on herbal sachets made from fragrant flowers to keep themselves and their homes smelling good. Buy organza flower bags and fill them with your own unique potpourri. Potpourri can include dried orange slices, flower blossoms and cinnamon. Add essential oils to the potpourri and store it for a few days in a covered container. Ask your ladies in waiting to help you feel the bags with potpourri. Attach handwritten gift cards to the outside of the bags. Use a medieval style crest stamp to embellish your cards.