Top 10 Alternative Wedding Bombonieres
An Italian custom, Bomboniere or favors as they are also known, are small tokens or gifts given by the bride and groom to their guests as a thank you for going to their wedding.
Traditionally, bombonieres consist of 5 white sugar coated almonds placed into a bag of tulle and tied with ribbon and an artificial flower. The number of almonds is significant as they each represent Health, Happiness, Wealth, Fertility and Longevity.
Outside of Italy, and particularly in Australia, this aspect of the tradition has never really taken off. Presumably because sugar coated almonds are generally not popular to the masses. As a result Aussie couples pick a wide range of confectionery products as their bombonieres instead.
Top 10 Alternative Wedding Bombonieres
Below is a list of the top ten most popular alternative wedding bombonieres as determined from Moo-Lolly-Bar sales.
10. Sugar Coated Almonds
Whilst Sugar Almonds are the tradition, these Sugar Coated Almonds make a good alternative.
Made in Australia by Quinzi, this product consists of a crispy outer shell that also encases a tasty whole almond.
It comes in pink, white and also blue. All of which have the same vanilla flavour.
9. Lindor Balls
Everyone’s favourite Swiss Chocolate, Lindor Balls are pretty much a cert to please even the fussiest of guests.
The beauty about Lindor Balls is that they will fit into any sized box you have. Also placing a mix of three different flavours in each wine glass gives the table aesthetic a verty stunning look too.
8. Pink Lady Chocolates
Known for being a top notch Australian chocolate maker Pink Lady Chocolates add a touch of class to your wedding bombonieres.
Founded in 1938, this premium brand of Aussie made deluxe chocolate takes the form of a blend of cocoa sourced from the Ivory Coast and also Ghana which is conched down to 16 microns. The result is a superfine smooth ‘mouth feel’ that oozes with class and also quality.
They offer a highly impressive range of chocolate products with flavours like Mango Melt, Raspberry Fondue, Seville Orange and also Black Forest Dark Chocolates.
“Not only do their bright colours look great they also taste just like the real thing”
7. Jelly Bellys
About 10 years ago this was a very popular choice of alternative wedding bombonieres. And even today Gourmet Jelly Belly Jelly Beans offer a great choice in terms of colour and taste.
The 50 official flavours of Jelly Bellys come in a range of colours and flavours.
These include Coconut (White), Very Cherry (Red), Berry Blue (Light Blue), Bubblegum (Pink), Watermelon (Green) and also Licorice (Black).
Not only do their bright colours look great they also taste just like the real thing. These Jelly Belly jelly beans also suit any style or theme of wedding too.
6. Foiled Chocolates
Ever since we launched our online store Foiled Chocolates have been very popular for weddings. As well as business events and marketing promotions too.
They come in a wide array of shapes including diamonds, kisses, medallions, stars, bells and also star drops.
They also come in a full range of colours to match pretty much any theme.
5. Conversation Hearts
A retro classic lolly that has always been a popular choice of wedding bomboniere in Australia, Conversation Hearts are heart shaped, pastel covered candies are engraved with sweet nothings like ‘Be Mine’ and ‘Kiss Me’.
Seems to be more popular amongst 30 and 40 something couples than those in their 20s with many clients inserting a handful of Conversation Hearts in a clear cellophane bag and placing it into each guest’s wine glass.
4. Heart Lollipops
A great option for those on a tight budget, Heart Lollipops look cute.
They can also be used as a part of the place card decoration on the table too.
“Quality Belgian Chocolate add a touch of class to any wedding”
3. Belgian Chocolate
Quality Belgian Chocolate add a touch of class to any wedding.
A trio of couverture chocolates on their bread plate makes a great first impression to your guests.
As you might expect hearts are the most popular chocolate shape. In recent times some clients have even decided to forego dessert. Offering their guests a Belgian Chocolate Buffet selection instead.
2. Lolly Buffets
Similar to the Belgian Chocolate Buffets, Lolly Buffets, are becoming increasingly in vogue.
The great thing about a Lolly Buffet is that you can choose a range of different lollies. Usually 8-12 flavours is the norm and they can also match any given theme or colour scheme.
By giving guests a noodle box they can also chose to eat their goodies now or save it for when they get home.
1. Chocolate Hearts
A long time favourite for Aussie couples, Foil Wrapped Chocolate Hearts can suit any style of wedding.
The beauty of chocolate hearts is that they can be wrapped in any colour foil. You can also have a mix of dark, white and milk chocolate. They also come in a range of sizes too.
Want Alternative Wedding Bombonieres?
Getting married in the not too distant future? Or are you a wedding planner?
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