Wedding bombonieres (Italian) are also known as wedding favours and are small gifts given to guests are your wedding as a 'thank you for attending'. While it's certainly not 'compulsory' it is generally expected and can add an unexpected cost to your wedding budget.
There are many options to keep the costs down including creating your own. You can create a vast range of different wedding favours to please all tastes and themes. Personalised candles, a small native seedling, candied nuts, small donation to your favourite charity on your guests' behalf, personalised miniature match boxes, miniature bottles of liquour, personalised (drinking) glasses, shot glasses, chocolates, small jars of home made jam or honey, instagram coasters, personalised luggage tags, seed paper, home made biscuits and the list goes on.
Here's some website links for inspiration for creating your own or purchasing wedding bombonieres for your wedding guests that cover a range of budgets.
Have fun and enjoy finding the right bomboniere for your guests!
Trudy the Brisbane Marriage Celebrant x
Purchase bomboniere & ideas / Purchase favours & ideas
wedding club 20 wedding reception bomboniere ideas
Make your own bomboniere / Make your own favours
Charity bomboniere / Charity favours
Give and Get weddings (multiple charities to choose from)
Motor Neurone Disease Australia wedding favours (at bottom of page)