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Wedding is the celebration of love, followed by all a lot of dancing, singing, eating, running around and then eating again. And after all the hustle-bustle, at the end of the night when the guests fall back into their bed exhausted, they get reminded of the wedding favor and YES they go back to check that box! The wedding favor becomes the last remaining takeaway from your extra-special weekend.
Let’s talk about the significance of a wedding favor? Favors are gifts- a small token of appreciation given out at the end of the wedding reception. Just an opportunity for the couple to thank their friends and family for committing their time to celebrate your special day.
Obviously, you would want the guests to takeaway something that reminds them of the crazy good time they had at your wedding. Something personal, customized and definitely a gift that they will appreciate. Trust us, if you're reading this you have arrived at the right place.
Let’s get started instantly. Now if you want the gift to be both classy and unique in its own way- we suggest to go ahead with Scented Candles! We have the perfect occasion-based scented candles for you poured into jars that are beautiful and can be re-purposed very well.
The wedding cloche jar candle is a beauty in itself. The white tube rose fragrance is mysteriously exotic and will remind your guests of the vintage charm.
Next up are some meticulously hand-crafted 15 oz glass jar candles available in the fragrance of White tube rose and misty rose. We consciously selected these fragrances for the wedding collection owing to its fresh, crisp and pleasant oriental character. Have a look yourself and we’re sure you will be delighted.
Fragrance: Misty RosePrice: INR 1299
Fragrance: White TuberosePrice: INR 1299Discover more at The Maeva Store
Personalization: Personalized candles are a unique way to ensure guests strike up memories of your wedding day. And guess what, all the above candles are available for customization, for example labels with the name of the couple or the wedding date or maybe you want to write a small thank you note, we can come up with card along with the candle.
Note: Personalization is available for bulk orders only.
Now if you're looking for something long-standing, we suggest you to go ahead with our dried-floral arrangement. Made of natural, dried plant material and are preserved to make them retain the fresh look. Mostly importantly each piece is hand-crafted with great care and love.
Our first suggestion would be the Pink elegance dried floral bouquet. This is the perfect size and makes for a gorgeous wedding favor. Simple as it may look, this pink and green-hued bouquet will accentuate the décor space in the most adorable way, bringing a smile on the face of your guests every-time they see it.
Available at The Maeva Store
Next up is this very beautiful, chic, hypnotic floral arrangement. The lovely combination of blush pink roses, gold peonies, and the green foliage paired with this antique gold cycle exudes only elegance and passion. A gift like this will be remembered for time immemorial .
Discover more at The Maeva Store.
If you are the lazy and want to avoid going through the tiresome process of deciding what to include and what not, we have the perfect pre-set wedding gift boxes for you. Our delightful Wedding inspired Gift Box promises to be a memorable, cherished wedding favor. Featuring 1 silver cloche, 1 clear glass candle, both in the scent of white tuberose and 1 rose scented votive glass candle, this gift box redefines thoughtful gifting.
Available at The Maeva Store, INR 2999Discover similar gift boxes at https://www.themaevastore.com/collections/gift-boxes!
Those are the few options we personally recommend. Check out all the other scented candles, dried florals and gift boxes at The Maeva Store. Hope this blog helps you decide on the wedding favor that tells your fairy tale and a gift that your loved ones will remember a little longer than forever.
“Heart of my heart, the world is young;
Love lies hidden in every rose!”
– Alfred Noyes
When it comes to romantic occasions like an anniversary of Valentine's day, the first gift that comes to mind is a a bouquet of red roses! Roses are mentioned in poetry, literature, art and everywhere in between! This flower is popularly immortalized in William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, in which Juliet says, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Roses have become a part of popular culture as a symbol of passion, desire, love and is ritualized like no other flower in our history!
So, how has the rose become so synonymous with all things love?
While a rose's petals are delicate, the flower grows out a thorny stem. This can be compared to the emotion of love! As love can be seen as a tender emotion, it can also bring bitter pain. Thus what better representation of the duality of passion and pain in love than the beautiful rose.
The Myth of Aphrodite
Looking far back in history to Greek mythology, the origin of the rose flower is derived from Adonis, the God of plants and rebirth. When Adonis was out hunting, one day Ares, the God of war, who was jealous of Adonis, sent a wild boar to harm him.
However Ares shared this deception to knowledge with Aphrodite, who rushed to save him but scratched herself on a bush, spreading splatters of blood on their soft white flowers, turning the flowers red.
Unfortunately, she was too late and could not prevent Adonis' death who died from a fatal wound to his thigh. As Aphrodite sank to the ground and shed tears over Ares' body, her tears fell into the pool of blood which gave rise to the rose flower.
This myth can explain why the rose symbolizes eternal love o that will never fade - even after death.
Cupid & Psyche
Psyche was a stunning princess who roused the jealousy of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty who sent her son, Cupid to mete her with fitting punishment. In a twist of fate, he ended up falling for her and hid his identity for her protection. Curiosity overtook and she eventually unraveled his identity but to truly be his, she was given a set of arduous tasks by Venus. Empathetic to her deep love, various forces of the Earth helped her in her journey and she was finally united with her lover affirming the immense power of true love.
Jupiter is so delighted by this marriage that he asks his daughters to make everything “glow with roses,” by scattering the petals all across the land.
Zephrus and Flora
Another story talks of the love Zephyrus had for Flora, the Goddess of flowers. As the Goddess showed no interest in anything but flowers, he transformed into a rose flower and when Flora saw the delicately beautiful rose, she kissed it thus sealing their relationship. The myth seems to say that when love is given a union between souls, it produces a beauty and joy like no other.
Another story speaks of the origination of the name rose itself. When Flora was struck by Cupid’s arrow and wanted to call for Eros, she was unable to properly say the word Eros but made it sound like “ros” due to her pain. The utterance of “rose” caused Eros to be synonymous to the flower.
Inspired by such folklore, we at Maeva knew that we needed to dedicate an entire collection to the beautiful rose scent and love. And you seem to agree with all the love you've been showering to our 'Cupid & Psyche' collection with it's signature misty rose scent. So much so that the collection was last month's bestseller!