What are Bombonieres?

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Bomboniere are small gifts or tokens given by the bride and groom their guests as a thank you for sharing their special day. The word bomboniere is Italian in origin but also know in other parts of the world as favors.

Traditionally, bomboniere consist of 5 white sugar coated almonds encased in a bag of tulle and completed with ribbon and an artificial flower. Each almond has a meaning which symbolise the following symbolise Health, Happiness, Wealth, Fertility and Longevity.

Nowadays there is a whole range of styles to choose from including organza bags, plastic holder, various designs in boxes, candles, sops, bath bombs and much much more. There are also a wide variety of filling for your bomboniere if you would prefer not to use the sugar coated almonds. Chocolate hearts, boiled sweets, jelly bean, mini chocolate rocks to name a few.

There are many colour, decorations and additions that you can add to your bomboniere these days. Tulle circles come in a variety of colours and there is also an endless list of ribbons ranging from stain, satin edge and organza through to the personalised printed ribbon with your names which is quite popular to wrap around boxes. Then there is the bomboniere pull bow ribbon, very easy and results in a beautiful shiny bow.

Traditionally they is one bomboniere placed at each table setting, in recent years they have also been added to the centrepiece on the tables allowing guests to help themselves.  You can even attach a small tag to the bomboniere with your guest’s names to reduce the need for place cards.

You do not need to spend a lot to have a truly wonderful bomboniere for your guest. You can create a traditional 5 almond bomboniere for under $1.           

We hope this has shed some light on the issue of bomboniere for those who are not to sure. If you still need help or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us at Australian Bridal & Wedding Depot. A full range of bomboniere items can be found in our ebay store on the link below


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