At Ivory Heart, we think there’s no better way to thank your family and friends for being a part of your special day than to present them with a gift to show your gratitude.
Since the 16th century, brides and grooms have given a small gift – also known as bomboniere or a wedding favour – to their guests to thank them for attending their wedding. Traditionally, it has been five white sugared almonds, representing wealth, longevity, happiness, fertility and good health.
However, if you’re a modern Australian bride, you may want to present your guests with something a little more unique. And something that your guests will actually want to use or keep.
Dare to be different: 7 wedding favours your guests will love
While it’s not obligatory to give gifts to your guests, it’s a nice gesture and a keepsake of the couple’s day. Here’s our suggestions for cute and unusual wedding bomboniere.
CHOCOLATE BARS: Who doesn’t love milky chocolate goodness? Perfect for any sweet tooth, personalise the label for an infinitely more sophisticated wedding favour.
OLIVE OIL: Throw in a sprig of rosemary in a bottle of olive oil, and it’s the perfect keepsake for that destination wedding in the Mediterranean – or to honour your Italian heritage.
HIMALAYAN SALT: Pretty to look at, and even prettier in a little jar. It’s the healthier alternative than the white, processed variety – and it’s also useful.
INCENSE: Banish the bad by handing out incense bundles, wrapped in pretty bows. Burning sage has many benefits, from purifying the air to releasing negativity or improving sleep. Your guests are sure to appreciate this type of wedding favour.
MINI SUCCULENTS: Not only are they stylish and charming, but they are eco-friendly and will last for a long time. If that’s not the greatest metaphor for a marriage, we don’t know what is. (Oh, and even your black thumb friends will be able to care for this low-maintenance plant.)
COFFEE BEANS: Practical and versatile, coffee beans can be used as an energy boost… or a scented freshener. You didn’t know that? Pop these babies in a hessian sack, tie with twine and serve to your guests. They’ll either boil them or throw in their handbags.
HOMEMADE LIMONCELLO: Tiny bottles of limoncello will keep the party going – and might even get your guests on the dance floor sooner! This popular dessert drink makes the perfect parting gift – pair with a name tag to double as a table placeholder.
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You take care of the bonbonniere – let us handle the rest. After all, that’s what we do best here at Ivory Heart. If you need help or inspiration in executing your dream wedding, let our stylists assist. From centrepieces to ceremony backdrops and everything in between, we have the experience and know-how to bring your vision to life.
Come and visit us in our Melbourne showroom where you can see our hire items up close. Alternatively, you can browse our products online and make an enquiry. Let’s work together to create the perfect event with style and passion.