Your bomboniere container is often as expensive as the contents, but many containers simply get thrown away after the wedding. By choosing trinket boxes as your wedding bomboniere your container is an integral part of your gift, and something that your guests can use after the wedding for jewellery or other nick knacks.
Finding the right style trinket box to suit your wedding may take a little time. Here are four of the more popular trinket boxes you could use:
For a vintage or very traditional wedding, look for trinket boxes made from porcelain with painted floral patterns, or enamelled and jewelled boxes with traditional designs. Look for classic shapes such as round pill boxes or heart shapes. Pewter boxes are also popular, and Celtic designs work especially well if you are having a Celtic theme to your wedding.
Modern trinket boxes tend to be less detailed and fussy than traditional styles. Look for clear or coloured glass, sleek silver plated designs, or painted aluminium boxes. Colours should be bold, and shapes or patterns should be very simple.
If you are having a fun theme, such as Disney inspired wedding, there is bound to be a trinket box design that works seamlessly with it. Match your novelty trinket box to your venue, or simply have a wedding themed box shaped like a wedding cake. You can find trinket boxes shaped like animals or birds, and white doves are a very popular choice for weddings. You can also have figures on top of your trinket box, and this can work well if you choose a bride and groom.
If you are having an Indian or Moroccan themed wedding, or simply having a bold bright colour scheme, paper trinket boxes in hot pink and orange decorated with jewels and ribbons can make unusual bombonieres.
What to put inside trinket boxes
Trinket boxes work well with a variety of fillings. For edible bombonieres you could stick with tradition and include five sugared almonds, or you could fill the trinket boxes with mints or sweets. A trinket box should easily accommodate three wrapped chocolates for a more stylish gift.
You don’t necessarily have to give an edible bomboniere, and don’t forget that the trinket box itself is a lovely gift. You could insert a personal note to each guest, a wish for their future, a poem about love or marriage, or even a tried and tested family recipe.
If you are giving jewellery to the female members of your wedding party as a gift, it’s a nice touch to place it inside the same style trinket boxes you are giving to the rest of your guests so that they get a real surprise when they open it up. Just be sure you don’t get them mixed up with the other bombonieres.