It looks like brides will banish the bomboniere box this season in favour of a fresh take on favours, from the fanciful to downright delicious. Soooo, here at we've pulled together a few of our favourite favours, from the funky and fabulous to the eclectic and eco-friendly.

Up Close And Personal

Get up close and personal - whether by using your own bride and groom stamp or coat of arms, having something embroidered, putting your initials on cupcakes or candy, personalised wedding favours are certainly flavour of the month right now.

There's plenty of scope to personalise your bomboniere and to express your love creatively - why not have the bride and groom's favourite recipe printed on beautiful paper and rolled up in a pretty package, give everyone a copy of your favourite novel or poem, make a CD of your favourite songs or offer tickets to an activity such as the art gallery or cinema - anything goes so long as it means something to the two of you.

Your guests will love the unexpected. 

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Retro & Rustic

unique bomboniere

Byron Loves Fawn

Whether your vibe is vintage, retro or rustic, the scope to translate your preference into wedding favours is endless. Sites such as pinterest and etsy are fab when it comes to researching original ideas or finding cute combinations that will work for your wedding.

Whether you go for milk bottles, lolly jars, cookie tins or items you might find in your grandma's kitchen, the opportunity to tie your old-school finds into your day are wide open - and hunting down the ideal items for your day will be plenty of fun.

Quirky Is Cool

fabric fortune cookies

via Tara Dennis

Everyone loves a point of interest, especially if it's something they get to take home and keep. Some of the quirkiest ideas we've seen for brilliant bomboniere include mini picnic baskets, tiny topiary trees, handmade fabric fortune cookies, romantic inscribed pebbles and carnival-themed popcorn cartons.


eco bomboniere

Particularly perfect for a country wedding or for couples for who love everything "green" as much as they love each other, the range of eco-friendly bomboniere options is growing. From boxed daffodils to tulip bulbs in organza bags, individual herb pots to plant seedlings, going green has never looked this good.

DIY & Homemade

homemade bomboniere

With Love And Embers

If you're crafty and creative or a cooking fan this one will be right up your alley. Handmade soaps, homemade jams, chocolate chip cookies (or even cookie mix in retro-style paper bags), bride and groom gingerbread men - sure it's a cliché, but the options really are limited only by your imagination.

French Provincial

bomboniere and placecard ideas

Hinkley Photography

A popular wedding theme - especially for garden and stately home settings - the French provincial style throws up plenty of pretty options when it comes to favour. Think mini birdcages, wine stoppers, wine glasses, ceramic pitchers, votives and cute little canisters with personalised touches in combinations of black, white, cream, old gold and duck egg blue.

Fabulous Foodie

When it comes to food as favours, it's hard to know where to begin. From jars of homemade or regional pickles and chutney to mini panettone, little cheese plates to initialled cupcakes (in your wedding colours of course), salt and pepper shakers to seasonal fruit displayed in decorative bags (cherries, mangoes and pears work well) you can plan your foodie favours according to your favourite food style, your colour theme, your regional location or the style of cuisine you've chosen.

Sweet Treats

A bit like taking your pick from the lolly buffet, sweet treats are gaining popularity in the wedding favour stakes, and we're talking about going way above and beyond conventional silvered almonds.

For a fun, carnival-style idea, why not wrap up toffee apples, send guests home with individual goodie bags (kids' party style), mini gumball machines or giant stripy lollipops. Jars of individually-coloured jelly beans (vintage jars if you're vibe is retro, coloured glass for a trendy take) to match your décor look terrific both as centrepieces, place card holders and as tidy takeaways come the end of the night.

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