Formerly know as Maria's Wedding Favours, we have decided to rebrand the company to incorporate bomboniere for all other special occasions. The design and quality remains the same and we have added many more products and accessories to complement our bomboniere range.
Italian bomboniere have evolved through the years to keep up with trends and markets as people appreciate more the practicality of a bomboniera. Our products can also be purchased without confetti to give as favours. Choose from a wide range of practical items such as bottle stoppers, keyrings, frames and much more. All of our bomboniere and favours can be personalised with a name tag. Browse through our collections where you will be able to place your order and personalise your item.
My designs and style for my favours have been inspired by the many Italian weddings and special occassions I've been to since I was a child. I've always loved the style and flair the Italians have and it is carried through from their daily lives to their special occassions. Giving favours or "bomboniere" as they are known in Italy, is a big part of the day and alot of time and care is spent in choosing them.
I hope I have been able to pick up some tips and follow them through to my favour designs. Most of our Italian favours are handmade by myself and some come direct from Italy. As you will see, we have a ready to order favour range, however, the combinations of colours, styles and accessories are so vast, we couldn't possibly show them all, so we encourage our customers to discuss any personal ideas or requirements to better reflect the individuality of the Bride and Groom or to tie in with a particluar theme or occasion so we can create something special for you.
The Favour Story
Favours or Bomboniere are the perfect way to say "thank you" to family and friends for sharing your special occasion. They can be given for different reasons, the most popular being Wedding, Birth, Baptism or First Holy Comunnion. Favours are also given for Confirmation, Graduation, Wedding Anniversaries and parties.
Traditionally favours contain five sugared almonds which represent:
Wealth, Health, Happiness, Fertility, Longevity
Wedding favours date back many centuries and are considered traditional at Wedding receptions by various cultures. In fact, it has been said that brides and grooms have been giving favours to their guests since the 16th Century. They are considered one of the most important wedding accessory needed to celebrate your big day and are well received by guests.
Originally they were only given by people in the upper class bracket. The French used to give out "Bombonieres" to their guests or "Bomboniera" as they are called in Italy. These were well presented boxes, normally made of crystal or porcelain and would contain bombons. Overtime the contents of these boxes have gone from bombons to almonds to sugared almonds and to the fantastic array and choice of presenting them that we have today.