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. Hershey Kisses
Silver is a popular choice of wedding theme colour. But there aren’t many silver lollies around.
So for brides and grooms who chose a silver theme Hershey Kisses are a real God send.
Wrapped in silver foil, with a thin strip of paper coming out of the top. This iconic teardrop shaped chocolate not only looks great in any bomboniere box, organza bag or wine glass but also tastes great too.
9. Chocolate Heart Confetti
Imported from Italy Chocolate Heart Confetti is a very cute choice.
A premium product, it takes the form of a crispy outer shell encasing tasty dark chocolate.
Available in pink, blue and also white, they also look great as table decorations in jars.
8. 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.
“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. 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.
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.
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