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Wedding favours and sweets for weddings

Happy New Year everyone! We hope that like us, you had a wonderful and restful time over the holidays. Traditionally around this time, we start receiving orders from brides planning their spring wedding. Wedding favours have developed from the days of sugared almonds – but do you know there was an actual symbolism behind these sweets? Originating in Italy, it was thought that the bitter sweet taste of the almonds reflected true life (albeit hardly romantic!) whilst the sugar coating was the bride and groom’s way of saying they hoped they’d experience more of the sweet side of life. Five almonds were always given to guests, representing Health, Happiness, Wealth, Fertility and Long Life. Of course nowadays, the sky truly is the limit with regards to creativity. Chocolate hearts wrapped in pink, silver, red, gold or white foil are one of our most popular choices, but increasingly we’re receiving requests for more unusual, fun wedding favours including bottles of sweets such as giant Haribo hearts or those Love Hearts from our childhood. We even have some specially designed vintage style wedding favour boxes, each with its own beautiful message. Some couples choose to replace one or two flower arrangements with sweetie designs. Candy trees for example make magnificent table displays and can incorporate anything from lollipops to Ferrero Roche, whilst large bowls of jelly babies or Smarties are deliciously tempting as well as being colourful. If you’d like to discuss how we can help you create some eye catching and memorable decorative confectionery pieces for your wedding, just pick up the phone, call in or email us – and prepare to be...

Ashby Treats – making brands memorable

Ashby Treats has worked hard to build a great reputation for creativity and flexibility, when it comes to developing unusual corporate gifts.  Our clients span a large number of industries and we work in partnership with each and every one to devise bespoke, often fully branded gifts which help to meet corporate objectives.   Some of the biggest names use Ashby Treats to fulfil part of their overall marketing strategy.  We’re proud to count Sky, Rolls-Royce, NHS, Pets At Home, Nottingham Trent University and Specsavers as our clients, so why not contact us to find out how we can make your brand memorable?  Below, we’ve listed just a small selection of creative ideas that we’ve put together for our clients:   BMW car retailer – gives our gift boxes to its clients who purchase new cars, as well as handing out pick & mix bags to children in-store.   Trent & Dove Housing Association – we craft table centrepieces and favours for its annual awards evening.   Radisson Blu hotel – for pubs and hotels, we provide branded party bags, table favours and our ever-popular candy buffets.  Goodie bags for the children often contain a puzzle book, packet of crayons and a chocolate novelty, to keep them occupied.   Haines Watts accountants – Haines Watts provides a discussion point when it gives out our Tuck Shop Boxes by way of thanks for referrals, and to new clients.  Chocolate coins of course act as quirky, memorable and inexpensive gifts for finance companies.   Remember that old fashioned jars of colourful sweets can also help to create a more colourful display at exhibitions and events.   Ashby Treats can provide any kind of confectionery gift, packaged in full company branding.  ...