What are the most original wedding favours?
Marriage in Italy encompasses customs and traditions handed down for decades: the veil, the throwing of rice, the bouquet toss, sugared almonds.
Tradition must be preserved, of course, but one must NEVER fall into banality.
Today Puglia di Miele tells you about an element which might be difficult to choose for your wedding: the BOMBONIERA!
Here are some original ideas for cadeaux to donate to your loved ones at the end of the banquet.
What is the meaning of wedding favours?
The term bomboniere comes from the French“bonnière”, which in 1877 referred to an elegant box of sweets. The word“Bon-bon”, in French, is currently used to define an object given to guests at the end of an important ceremony.
Apparently we Italians have adopted this term and its custom, so much so that it has become an element of great importance for the most significant ceremonies in a person’s life: graduations, births, birthdays, First communions and, of course, weddings.
It is, in fact, a courteous way of thanking loved ones for their presence at the great event and for the gifts they have offered the couple.
If until a few years ago the couple chose classic decorations for the house and ornaments as their wedding favours, today the choice focuses on useful objects for everyday life, unique handmade pieces or on gastronomic favours.
What matters is that it is an original object and that it has an important meaning for the couple!
Useful items are increasingly appreciated by guests, but be careful not to fall into banality! How to avoid this?
Lean on graphics or craftsmen who can customize the object you choose with the colours and references to the theme you choose for the wedding.
Have you ever thought of a wooden clock with your initials carved in it? Or perhaps some elegant perfumers made out of porcelain?
We from Puglia di Miele also like the idea of a personalized mocha: add the names, the date of the wedding or a sentence that represents you and the game is done! Or more, corkscrews, coffee mugs, tea mugs, you name it!
In all cases remember to leave the (your) mark.
Handmade wedding favours
When it comes to handmade wedding favours, we from Puglia di Miele cannot fail to take the typical objects of our land, which are rich in meaning and super original, as an example.
Added to this a wedding celebrated in our region cannot neglect Apulian rites and traditions.
Nowadays many young artists create objects connected to tradition in a modern way, giving shape to items of great value and unique in their genre.
This is the case of the Apulian “pumo”, typical of Grottaglie, an object made of ceramic and characterized by a look which resembles a bud, a symbol of a shared life that is born with marriage. The pumo is also a clear symbol of fecundity, also a metaphor for the fruit of love and marriage itself.
Like the pumo, the Apulian pitchers represent our culture and tradition. These are small earthenware bottles used to contain oil, another symbol of Apulian culinary tradition. The pitchers can be decorated and painted with unique designs thanks to the skilful hands of the artisans of the place who can personalize them with your names or with the date of your wedding.
We also reveal to you another 2020 trend: cute jars with seeds to plant. Supportive and original, they are symbols of a new life that is stemming.
Culinary wedding favours
If you really want to leave your mark in the hearts (and palates) of your guests, opt for culinary favours, which are always appreciated!
Word of Puglia di Miele, experts on food and weddings!
Whether they are jars of jam, honey, preserves of the most delightful products, remember to always customize the packages. Opt for practical jars which will be well decorated with your distinctive touch.
You could also opt for small pastry holders inside which you could insert macarons or biscuits!
Obviously, never forget to tie your wedding favours with a bag of sugared almonds, which will be strictly white, of course!
There is plenty of them, just think out of the box and know who to turn to!
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