Wedding/Bridal Favors by Mossy Creek Soaps
The wedding favor tradition goes back to the Europeans. It was a symbol of wealth and royalty to present wedding favors. Also, the traditional history of soap is itself a symbol of wealth as only the wealthy could afford to bathe with soap. Egyptians were the first to experiment with soap. In 1622, King James I created a monopoly of soap artisans for $100,000 a year. Soaps throughout history has been heavily taxed thus making it hard for common man to purchase and use it. It wasn't until the 1870's this tax was removed and made available to the common people.
The best wedding favors are those prepared, personalized and not out of a box...they should be made special for your guests. The favor doesn't have to be expensive, just a token from your special day. Most people, especially family members, love a keepsake from your special day.
Now, it's your turn to share in this wonderful history! You cannot go wrong with offering soap as a wedding favor. Plus, you won't have to worry about whether or not they can eat sugar, if they are allergic to nuts, and as an added benefit, soap is earth friendly!