Wedding Favours

wedding favour box

The wedding favour custom originated from Italy. Wedding favours, traditionally called "bomboniere", were made from five sugar-coated almonds gathered together in different tulles or nets.

The almonds signified health, happiness, long-life and fertility, which were given by the Bride to all her female guests. The favour would be place on guest's tables and they would be kept as a keepsake, as a memory of the Wedding Day.





There are many wedding favour suppliers offering a huge range of traditional and novel wedding favours. Take you time as you look around and find something that reflects your personality.

Contemporary favours

If you are having an informal wedding then you might want to offer your guests something a little different. More and more couples are doing away with convention and giving their guest something very unique and personal to say thank you.

The most popular alternative wedding favours include:

  • Scented candles
  • Personalised sticks of rock
  • Teddy bears
  • Crackers
  • Wedding bubbles
  • Handmade soap
  • Miniature bottles of wine or spirits
  • Herb plants
  • Fortune cookies
  • Lottery tickets
  • Welsh love spoons
  • Fridge magnets




Traditional favours

If you are having a formal wedding then you might want to select wedding favours which are traditional in their look.

The most popular traditional wedding favours include:

  • Sugared almonds
  • Chocolate dragrees
  • Sweets
  • Wedding hankies personalised with a poem




Wedding favours can be customised to coordinate with your wedding theme, which would then enhance any table decoration.

There are numerous companies, which provide you with kits to make your own wedding favours, you can then spend as much or as little as your budget allows.