Whilst browsing around the Greek Stephana website i found this explanation about koufeta:
“The Wedding Favors The sugar coated almonds (koufeta), which were placed on the tray with the crowns and which will later be offered to the guests are also symbolic.
In the early days of the Church, honey dipped almonds were offered to the newlyweds by the priest.
The white symbolizes purity. The egg shape represents fertility and the new life which begins with marriage. The hardness of the almond represents the endurance of marriage and the sweetness of the sugar symbolizes the sweetness of future life.
The odd number of almond is indivisible, just as The Bride and The Groom shall remain undivided.“
Greek Stephana is one of the leading websites for Greek wedding products such as stefana, bomboniere and martirika.
How many Koufeta will you put in your bomboniere?
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