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  Wedding Favour Confetti Almond Tradition  
WEDDING FAVOUR
THE CONFETTI ALMOND TRADITION

Going back as far as the Roman Empire, from to generation to generation offering wedding favours has found its way to North America.

The confetti was once prepared with honey but over time, the sweet evolved to a fine sugar coated almond called confetti almonds, also known as Jordan almonds. The bittersweet taste of almond combine with the sweet sugary taste of the coating represents the wish for the newlywed's life to be sweeter than bitter. Confetti almonds symbolize as well the wedding vow ‘for better or worse’ where having someone sweet in your life can make bad times seem better.

Five sugared almonds for each guest to eat
To remind us that life is both bitter and sweet.
Five wishes for the new husband and wife --
Health, wealth, happiness, children, and a long life!

The custom of giving a quantity of five confetti almonds symbolizes five wishes for the newlyweds: health, wealth, happiness, fertility and a long life. The number five, an odd number is also representative. Odd numbers are indivisible just as the bond between brides and grooms are indivisible and unbreakable. It also signifies that for a lifelong together, newlyweds must share everything, and stand undivided.

Confetti almonds are available in an array of colours that by tradition are assigned specifically to specific life events.

Confetti almond colour tradition:
White - wedding and bridal shower
Silver - 25th anniversary
Gold - 50th anniversary
Green - engagement
Pink - baptism, christening, and baby shower
Blue - baptism, christening, and baby shower
Yellow - baby shower
Lilac - same sex marriage
Red - graduation

The tradition of offering confetti almonds as favours is still strongly alive today but with some slight variances. The colour of the confetti is no longer chosen according to the type of event; it is rather selected according to personal colour preferences, or to match the colour theme of the event. In a casual manner, as a token of appreciation to the guests, confetti almonds are now also been offered at rehearsal dinners, confirmations, first communions, and even corporation special event launching.

 
Wedding Favours Confetti Almond Tradition
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