You may be wondering what a “Bomboniere” is, or what it means. The fact is, you probably already know what it is but due to what it’s called and how it is spelled or pronounced, you are a little unsure. Bomboniere is an Italian word for “favours” or “gifts”, and they are presented in a variety of ways in which one setting would be Bomboniere Boxes.
They are ever popular in use when it comes to special events to hold gifts to give to guests and attendees. Whether it’s for a wedding, a baptism, a bar or bat mitzvah, first communion or confirmation, a christening, and other such milestone events, a favour may be included in an attractively designed bomboniere box to be taken home with your guests. The contents within could be the traditional sugared almonds, but as times change so have the favours or gifts, and they can range from anything the host fancies.
There are various types of bomboniere boxes to choose from depending on your theme, style and also your budget. Let’s face it, that the DIY box route would be the best way to go about it because not only can you say that you made it yourself, but it will be a personal and unique gift and your guests will definitely appreciate it more.
With DIY Invitations, you are presented with two distinctive categories of these gift boxes, which are either paper bomboniere boxes or plastic bomboniere boxes. Out of the quality materials being used to make them, they also come with DIY folding and assembly instructions so that you can put them together, and then use various types of embellishments or accessories to accent the look of the DIY boxes to suit your style as well as match your event theme. There are many design styles that are available with boxes for gifts, and they range from the traditional two-pieces boxes that come with a lid and base, to pillow boxes, cube boxes as well as noodle boxes.
These bomboniere boxes range from the paper variety, to match the DIY invitations and stationery that you have selected for your event, therefore having a cohesive flow across the stationery accents, while you are also given the option of going with clear plastic/Perspex boxes for a truly delightful look into your favours. Some hosts decide to add little accessories inside the clear boxes to pretty it up while sticking to your DIY budget, with the likes of potpourri, tissue paper, confetti and more.
It’s always polite to say thank you. When it comes to weddings, a custom is to present the guests with a little favour a bomboniere packaged in a lovely box. As it is considered part of the wedding stationery, if you are opting for DIY wedding invitations, you should also know about the various types of bomboniere boxes made available to your choosing.
What is a Bomboniere?
You might be wondering what this strange word is. It’s Italian for ‘favours’ and are gifts bestowed on guests for attending a special occasion. In most parts of the world, it’s commonly known as a favour or a thank you gift, and they traditionally include the likes of Confetti (which are Jordan almonds) where as custom goes five sugared almonds are included to signify long life, fertility, wealth, health and happiness and they are included in tulle bags and given to the invited guests. However, times are changing and now these favours come in bomboniere boxes styled in various ways and match the wedding theme you have chosen.
Bomboniere Boxes and Styles
What you can do for your wedding in terms of the appearance of your bomboniere boxes depends on the look that you are striving for with your wedding invitation and stationery. If you are opting for a DIY look, you could get the bomboniere boxes sent over when you order your DIY wedding invitation and other stationery. The choices are different and trendy and will definitely make your life easier.
There are various bomboniere box styles available to you that are trendy but also ones that are traditional and functional. From the likes of noodle boxes whether its made out of paper or plastic, PVC and paper cube boxes, paper or PVC pillow pack boxes, to paper trinket boxes, you can pick out the ones that fit your wedding theme the best. You can order them to be delivered to your doorstep, without causing any hassle for you and ensure that it blends in well with your wedding invitations and stationery by customising it with the same accessories you were going to use for the DIY invites. These can include ribbons, embellishments such as pearl buttons, or even feathers and more.
Sometimes adding a thank you note or tag to the bomboniere box with a personal note would a nice touch as well, and can be done at your discretion. Check out the lovely selection of bomboniere boxes DIY Invitations has to offer and order yours today.
Doing up your DIY invitations, whether it is for your wedding, your engagement party or any other reason you might want to design and create great looking invitations, such as a dinner party or even a charity gala and so forth, is a fun journey. From the point of inspiration to selecting the colour, theme, style and layout you have envisioned, to the invitation wording and adding the little bits and bobs that go into making it a true hit, there is much to consider apart from the basic DIY invitation kits paper to the wonder that ends up being the invitation.
There are many ways to do up and accessorize your DIY invitations. You could do it with paper, or with little bibs and bobs you find that are so intricate or relevant to your design aesthetic that it’s the perfect touch to make it a complete masterpiece.
At DIY Invitations, we feature some great options for you to choose from in terms of accessorizing your DIY invitations with the likes of lovely embellishments to suit your look and stationery theme.
DIY Invitations Brooch Accessories and Embellishments
Adding a touch of glitz add to the glamour that a DIY wedding invitation deserves. In such a case, there are a variety of options for you to choose from depending on the style, theme, design, and colour of the wedding invitation, or other event invitations.
Peacock Brooch: This lovely brooch is formed with a cluster of beautiful stones that emit an array of colours ranging from peacock blue and green to hints of yellow. Other types of similar brooches include the Regal Brooch and the Watermelon Brooch. The former consists of three different colours for the two outer rings (a shade of pale pink and magenta) and a turquoise blue, while the latter consists of two different colours for the two outer ring and centre being shades of emerald green and pink.
Vintage Pearl Brooch: This brooch exudes luxury and finesse and would be ideal for an vintage inspired invitation in pearl tones, such as cream, off-white and the likes, especially if the paper used gives off a lovely sheen. The pearl clusters designed as a floral element is mixed with diamond stones.
Starfish Cluster: A great inclusion for an ocean or beach themed wedding invitation, this star fish design with stone embedded is classy in its silver gloss and would even be ideal when accompanied by a foil element used on the DIY invite.
Oval Pearl Cluster: Another item from the pearl collection, this cluster would be great to be highlighted by a ribbon. With a string of diamond stones lining the oval pearl it can be used to complement the colour scheme or to contrast it as well. Other items from this type of DIY Invitation embellishment include Black Square Cluster, White Flower Cluster, Double Round Cluster, and Heart Pearl Cluster.
Diamond Cluster: This embellishment which would complement a ribbon very well, is a diamond shaped cluster of stones and can be used in an array of colour provided it you use similar cooling colour tones.
Victorian Cluster: Another vintage classic, this intricate and ornate cluster is quite the statement piece. Ideal for a vintage inspired wedding invitation, with elegant design, you could put this invite accessory to use accompanied with a ribbon or even as the centre highlight of the front facing as well, depending on your layout design.
Special Treatments with Lace include the likes of Butterfly Lace, Velvet Plume Lace, Enchanted Garden Lace, and My Valentine Lace that consists of beautiful lace designs that is pre-cut is a perfect choice when opting for layering and is accompanied with a Star Dream Crystal Paper at 240gsm.
These items can be used either individually or in unison with other accessories for your wedding invitations such as Lace Ribbons or Organza Ribbons, Feathers and other items such as seashells, beads and much more.
Last week, DIY Invitations brought you an instalment on Victorian Elegance and Old Hollywood Glamour. This week, the themes include a fantasy-inspired wedding with DIY wedding invitations and also décor elements and more. How you interpret your inspirations are up to you, however, what elements are trending will be what we are highlighting for your attention.
These themes are far from conventional with bursts of colour and pizzazz and special touches of flavour that says much about your personalities and how memorable you want your special day to be. When it comes to your DIY wedding invitation, it will show by means of their first impression as to what to expect or it could give little clues to have your invitees imagine the wonder of the wedding as a whole. Every wedding is different from one another and each has its wonder and magic. How you bring yours to life is by the way you carefully plan your big day, starting with the wedding invitations and stationery, of course.
If you are a fan of Alice in Wonderland, this type of wedding theme would be perfect, and the way you interpret it will be truly amazing as it will be unique. You can it style like a tea party, a garden theme or add whimsical items such as butterflies and more to make it out of this world and over the top. The use of colour and glitter and various other accessories will make this theme a truly wonderful one. With your DIY wedding invitations, what you will need to do is use those same colours, add a glitter effect whether it’s for accessorizing, border work, or even part of the appliqués with glitter glue or even sequins, and make it a beautiful work of art. Be cautious not to put it too much in terms of various items as it can become tacky – a good balance of design makes for a really wonderful outcome.
As a young girl, you would have had heard fairy-tales with beautiful endings, and so you want that for your very own wedding. With Disney inspired designs from Sleeping Beauty to Cinderella, the Beauty and the Beast and much more, you can find yourself with some beautiful inspiration taking you to greater heights for a really lovely theme. Find your inspiration and begin the creation of DIY invitation for a fairytale wedding. It can include elements from such as a single red rose, a forest wonderland and not forgetting the elegance of princess. As for other appliqués, using pearl beads, eco-friendly items and even cloth appliqués would go a long way in making your interpretation come alive.
You are probably racking your brain trying to figure out what you can do that is unique but will still hold true to the vision that you wanted for your big day to make sure that you are a DIY bride. With DIY wedding invitations, there are many ways in which you can go about it, be it with the raw materials you use, to how you go about doing them up with techniques and coming up with new ways for a wow-effect. There are some great trends out there, and in this edition of DIY Invitation, we are suggesting a few ways to spruce up your creations.
If you were opting for a floral themed wedding, the common norm would be to opt for photographic or even illustrated flowers on your wedding invites and stationery. Nevertheless, there is another lovely and more personalised way you can DIY your wedding invite and that would be using pressed flowers of your choosing and including them strategically with the layout design and invitation wording.
Another great way to go about making a personal wedding invitation is to tell a story. Nowadays, once you have purchased the necessary amount of DIY wedding invitations and stationery kits plus some as a buffer stock just in case, you can illustrate or even use typography for a great story. This would a spectacular way to share your love and your history with your invitees.
Pocket wedding invitations are great, especially if you are sending across more than just the wedding invitation. You can style and design your DIY wedding pocket invitations, starting with the way they open up, the alignment and how the sleeves are positioned in various ways. Then there are the ways in which you can accessorise it, from individual ribbons to those paired up with buckles and more embellishments.
Another great way to liven up your blank DIY wedding invitation kits would be with the likes of stamps, drawings, and illustrations. There are many styles out there that you can opt for, which include the likes of iconography, monograms and custom stamps to feature the likes of your portrait silhouettes, minimalistic illustrations with solid backdrops, dramatic patterns using contrasting colours, blush accents for a sleek and refined ethereal look, and even kitsch chic with colourful pattern and folk art illustrations. All these styles are great ways in which you can create a great impression. There is one more option, which is known as dual designs, where you instil a lovely and contrasting pattern on the back of the invitation and bring it forward cohesively to create a lovely flowing design.
With suggestions such as these, you will have a beautiful DIY wedding invitation in no time. Try out a few samples and see which of these options are the best suited for your big day.