How much should we budget for bomboniere?

Hi there, wishing to see what's a normal range for bomboniere/favours per guest and what you get for it?


Question Asked: 8/05/2023

Wedding Date: 3/11/2024

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Margot & Montañez

(0) · Melbourne

Posted: 25/01/2024

Hola and congratulations on your coming wedding!

When budgeting for wedding bomboniere, you may want to consider several factors to determine an appropriate amount. These include the size of your guest list, the overall budget for your wedding, the type of bomboniere you wish to give - and the impression you want to leave.

As a general guideline, couples typically allocate about 1-3% of their total wedding budget to favours or bomboniere. So let's say, for example, if your wedding budget is $30,000, you might spend anywhere from $300 to $900 on bomboniere.

To ensure your budgeting is as accurate as possible:

1. Get a current quote for your desired quantity.

2. Consider if you want to give one per guest or couple/family.

3. Remember to include any additional costs such as custom packaging or tags if your supplier doesn't provide them (always ask if this is included when asking for a quote).

4. t's also wise to have a contingency budget, around 5-10% of the bomboniere budget, to cover any unforeseen costs or last-minute changes in guest numbers.

Ultimately, the amount you decide to spend on bombonieres should reflect your personal preferences and overall wedding budget. Remember, while they are a lovely gesture, bombonieres are just one (yet memorable) part of your special day. The focus should be on celebrating your union with loved ones.

Wishing you all the best in the planning of your great day. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or we can help you with our specialty products.

Stay well,


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The Design Bar

(4) · Keilor, Victoria | Australia Wide

Posted: 10/05/2023

Hello and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Bomboniere are a wonderful way to thank your guests for attending your special occasion and show your appreciation for their presence. They also serve as a lasting reminder of your event, something your guests can cherish for years to come.

When choosing bomboniere for your event, it's important to consider the theme and style of your event, as well as your budget. You may want to select favours that reflect your personal style or the theme of your event.

In terms of pricing, the cost of bomboniere can vary depending on the type of favour you choose, the materials used, and the quantity ordered.

We start from $4 each, but it is important to keep in mind that more elaborate and customized options can cost more.

Bomboniere are a lovely way to express your gratitude to your guests and add a personal touch to your event. Whether you opt for a simple or elaborate favour, your guests will surely appreciate the thought and effort you put into selecting them.

Thank you for submitting a great question,

x Tess

Brownies Now!

(6) · Melbourne and Surrounds

Posted: 9/05/2023


My brownie bombonieres are from $7 each.  They are a 7x5cm brownie which come in a large range of flavours.  These can be incorporated into towers or platters according to requirement.

Hot Sugar Macarons

(0) · Sydney & Surrounding Areas

Posted: 9/05/2023


Thank you for reaching out. 
I would recommend a budget from $6 per person. 




(5) · Deliver AUSTRALIA WIDE

Posted: 9/05/2023

Hi there,

That's a very good question!

We offer beautiful handcrafted rock candy with the couple's names. The custom made batch is 10kgs. This is suitable for all size weddings. You either make the bombonieres bigger or smaller, according to your wedding size. The most cost effective option is to buy just candy and pack it with your family and friends. This option is $380 plus $30 postage anywhere in Australia.

Our online tool helps designing your very own candy and choose a flavour. Packaging in lovely jars with ribbons and tags are also there at an additional cost. Please check our Instagram @BrandCandyShop for some inspiration or call us on 0415 711 911 if you need help! Hope you find a perfect bomboniere. Kind Regards, Oxana

Delight in me Designs

(5) · Sydney, Australia-wide

Posted: 9/05/2023

Hi Jasmine!

This is a tricky question as there's not necessarily a 'normal' range. The benefit of bomboniere is that because you typically buy them in bulk, you do get better prices, as economies of scale come into play. It also depends on what type of gift you're after. You can probably find a more token, smaller wedding favour for a fairly low cost - something like chocolate. If you were after something that was more of a keepsake though, you have to bear in mind that prices of all goods have gone up. So in my opinion, if you're after a keepsake gift, unless you're planning on creating, or curating something yourself and DIYing it, you probably won't find anything of decent quality for less than $6 a piece. Depending on the level of uniqueness, or craftsmanship (if you source something that is handmade, for example), you can go up quite a lot from there too!

You can keep costs down by having a slightly more expensive favour, but only giving one to each family, or couple. You can also be savvy and extend your budget with personalised favours. Whilst that will increase your per unit cost overall (as you're receiving a bespoke piece for each of your guests), if you have something like our personalised marble coasters, for example, they also double as place cards. Place cards can easily cost you about $2 each, so if you're able to source a bomboniere that is a 'two-in-one' in that way, you can make your budget work harder for you and also, provide your guests with something that's an even more thoughtful keepsake and of decent quality. 

I hope that helps and wish you the best of luck in your search! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions. We also have a free resource that might be of assistance to you; our "Top 5 Tips to help you decide on the perfect wedding favour". Happy to send that to you if it could help. 

With love and delight, 


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