DATE: 23.05.19

Return the love at your destination wedding with carefully chosen wedding favors & gifts

The giving of beautiful wedding favors is a Greek tradition and plays an important role at all Greek weddings. Typically, these favors or ‘koufeta’ are 5 delicate sugared almonds in decorative organza, tied with a dainty ribbon. The 5 almonds symbolize happiness, health, long life, fertility & wealth, and are given out at the end of the wedding ceremony as the guests are leaving the church.


Adding a few thoughtful personal touches to your dream wedding celebrations, such as personalized wedding favors or individual gifts, will really make your guests, bridesmaids & groomsmen feel appreciated and will guarantee your fairytale destination wedding is a day they’ll always remember. They’ll love the effort you’ve made to thank them for being part of your big day and to make them feel welcome & valued. And you’ll be amazed at what gorgeous goodies we can organize & prepare especially for you! Here are just a few of the many different treats we can arrange for your perfect wedding…


When deciding on your own wedding favors, why not include Greece’s most precious natural product, ‘liquid gold’ olive oil, in miniature bottles with personalized labels?  Or instead of olive oil, but still in keeping with local specialities, treat your guests to a real Cretan delight: mini bottles of the homemade ‘firewater’ spirit…raki! These unique favors add to your reception venue décor and look stunning on the dinner tables, placed at each guest’s individual place setting.


A unique addition to your wedding favors would be another fascinating Greek tradition, an eye-catching ‘mati’ (eye) charm which is said to ward off the evil eye! This distinctive blue & turquoise charm represents a human eye and many believe it can protect you from the harmful envy of others and also bring you good luck. Whether you believe in this ancient myth or not, there’s no doubt the amazing Aegean colors of the charm will always be a reminder of your Greek island wedding in the sun and will certainly intrigue your guests!


To show your appreciation to your bridesmaids & groomsmen for standing by your side on your special day, a carefully chosen personal gift is a lovely gesture which will let them know how important they are to you. The perfect choice would be a beautifully presented gift box or basket of locally produced toiletries or cosmetics such as olive oil soaps, body lotion, shampoo, lip balms or sun cream. Of course you could also add a bottle of local wine or raki for an extra Cretan vibe! And for a real touch of luxury, treat your bridesmaids to a bottle of the finest champagne with elegant personalized flutes and join them in a toast to your special day ahead! For the groomsmen, a bottle of superior whiskey along with cool personalized hip flasks is a classic gift which is always gratefully received! We can even arrange customized labels for the bottles to get your own personal message across, for the perfect finishing touch. And for a keepsake they’ll cherish forever, say ‘Thank You’ in writing with a touching personal note written on elegant personalized stationery to match your wedding theme. 

Beautiful heartfelt gifts for other members of your wedding party can also be arranged to your own personal requirements & budget, in gorgeous baskets or gift boxes with matching ribbon.


Many brides ask us to arrange a welcome basket as a lovely surprise for their guests’ arrival, whether at their beautiful villa in Crete or in their hotel room. This can be a small hamper full of useful & delicious local products to help them settle in & get their ‘wedding in Crete’ experience off to a great start! Cretan olive oil, olives, traditional thyme honey, marmalade, local dried herbs & spices, Cretan sea salt, wine and raki can all  be included in the basket to give your guests a really warm welcome & their first taste of Crete’s wonderful natural fare.


Your fun-packed wedding reception party with music & dancing and drinks flowing all evening is sure to be a night to remember for everyone. You can help your guests recover from the champagne, cocktails and wining & dining  with one of the hottest wedding trends right now…a brilliant hangover kit for that ‘morning after’ feeling! These can be given out at the end of the evening as your guests are leaving and can contain a few essential  ‘pick-me-ups’ for an energy-boost to get them feeling human again!  Popular items to include in these fun but practical kits are a bottle of pure Cretan water, a sachet or two of coffee, an energy bar or pack of crackers, chewing gum or mints, aspirins for that hangover headache, eye drops for tired eyes and tomato juice to get rid of those  toxins! Your guests will love you for it!


Whichever options you decide on to add that extra special touch to your romantic destination wedding day, Moments can create the perfect personalized favors to offer to your guests and amazing tailor-made gift boxes or baskets for your wedding party. Share the love…!!