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Wedding Traditions: A History of Party Favors and Their Origins

It’s customary to take home a little memento from a wedding; today, one bride wonders how the party favor tradition came to be

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Party favors can be a lovely addition to any wedding reception. (The best part is that they come in a variety of prices that fit into most brides’ budgets!) Today, one bride wonders how this tradition came to be.

A Hudson Valley bride asks: “Party favors are a part of almost every wedding I’ve ever attended. I’m in the process of deciding what to give out at my own reception, and I realized that I have no idea of how the tradition started. Can you help to fill me in?”

(Our answer on next page)

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Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride, hubby-to-be, or even a wedding guest, The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all of your wedding-related questions.

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