Chocolate bombonieres are a popular choice with couples all over Australia, and it’s not hard to see why. They have universal appeal and can be adapted to suit any budget or style of wedding. Here are six reasons why you should choose chocolate for your edible bombonieres:
Everyone loves chocolate
The debate over whether women prefer sex or chocolate rages on, but the fact is that most people love good chocolate, even if only in small doses. While some may turn their noses up at mints, jelly sweets, sugared almonds, or hard candies, it’s hard to resist a couple of chocolates, especially with a coffee after the wedding breakfast.
Chocolate equals happy guests
Eating chocolate triggers the release of endorphins, or happy hormones in the brain, so giving your friends and family a chocolate treat increases your chances of having cheerful guests ready to dance the night away.
Chocolate is great value
Chocolate bombonieres are an affordable yet elegant option. A couple of exquisite truffles or pralines in a cute gift box won’t break the bank but will be a chic addition to your dining tables.
Chocolate is very versatile
Chocolate bombonieres come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You could look for chocolate lollies, individual wrapped chocolates, or personalised chocolate bars with printed wrappers. Chocolate can also be made into novelty shaped items such as tiny wedding cakes or lucky horse shoes. Finally chocolate can be used to make brownies, cookies, or chocolate wedding cup cakes.
Chocolate comes in a range of flavours
As well as the standard milk, dark, and white chocolates, you can have a range of flavours added to make your chocolate bombonieres unique. Try orange, mint, strawberry, raspberry, caramel, nougat, or coffee flavours.
Chocolate works at every level
Whether you are having an informal backyard wedding, a twenties themed wedding, or a formal wedding at an upmarket hotel, there will be a type of chocolate bomboniere to suit the style of your celebrations. Chocolate can be dressed up as an elegant gift, or made into a fun novelty treat.
There are a couple of reasons why you might want to think twice about chocolate bombonieres, or at least to be careful about how you present them. Food intolerances and allergies seem to be on the increase, and if you are having chocolate bombonieres you will need to be aware of anyone that is intolerant to dairy or allergic to nuts. If the chocolate is going to be removed from its original wrapper, make sure you have a list of ingredients handy at the reception.
If you are getting married in mid summer, or having an outdoors wedding, chocolate bombonieres may not be your best option as there is a good chance they will melt before your guests can take them home. Get around this problem by keeping them refrigerated and giving them out as your guests leave in the evening.