Thursday, May 20, 2010

Not Your Average Bonbonniere

Bonbonniere is the Italian word for wedding favours - the gift at each guest's setting. In reality, they're the adult version of a party bag!

Traditionally, Bonbonniere were five white sugared almonds for health, happiness, wealth, fertility and long life. If you'd like to be more unique however, the options are limitless.

If you're on a tight budget, you can DIY your bonbonniere - boiled lollies or marshmallows look fantastic in a clear plastic box tied with ribbon. Then, you can use a pretty font and print your own tags to attach to each box.

If you'd rather leave the bonbonniere to the pros to handle you can choose from a large variety of options...

Personalised:
Note pad and pen

Monogrammed Travel Candles
Tissue Packets

Edible Bonbonniere
Customised Rock Candy

Personalised Lollipops Personalised or Bride and Groom Mints
Place Card Holders
Photo frame place card holder

Birdcage Tea light and place card holder
Silver Bell place card holder
For The Ladies
Compact Mirror

Scented Soap
Handbag Holder
For The Men
Personalised playing cards

Golf Luggage Tag Combination Wine Set
For The Kids
Sandcastle Tea light holder
Slightly Scented Popsicle Soap Gumball Machine

Of course these are just a few. Practically anything can be used as a bonbonniere!

What fantastic bonbonniere ideas have you seen?