Many brides and grooms are planning their 2011 wedding celebrations now, and they want to know what the scoop is on the latest ideas for 2011 wedding favours and bomboniere. The team at Australia’s number one online wedding store, Pink Frosting, lets you in on a little secret: here are the trends in wedding favours for 2011!
The Big Trends
The big trend for 2011 will be anything inspired by royalty! With Kate Middleton and Prince William tying the knot in April 2011, we’re predicting that anything that glitters will be the chic message for our 2011 brides. The other trends for 2011 are eco-friendly favours, personalised favours, favours that double as table decorations and home-made of home-inspired wedding favours. As with weddings in general, we’re seeing a trend towards the personalisation of the big day – a more unique approach to weddings that reflects the personality of the bride and groom and all of those that they love.
Royal Wedding Favours that Glitter
With the royal wedding in the first half of 2011, one of the key wedding trends will be everything that is royal and anything that glitters! Fit for a princess are dazzling acrylic diamonds, mirror bases on tables and crystal garlands dripping from high reception table centrepieces. To style your wedding favours along the same lines, reach for the Antique Acrylic Place Card Frame, a diamond like place card frame which doubles as both a place card on your table settings for your wedding reception as well as beautiful miniature photo frames for your guests to take home, Crystal Diamond Shaped Tea Light Holders which cast a twinkling glow on wedding table settings as well as make a beautiful wedding bomboniere for your guests, and Diamond Ring Bottle Stoppers with a glistening engagement ring top make a very chic wedding bomboniere for guests.
Edible Wedding Favour Trends
Every guest loves a wedding candy or chocolate treat – it’s a very easy way to please your guests. The big trend from 2010 which continues into 2011 is the Candy Buffet or lolly table, where guests can choose from a variety of candies and desserts to place in a themed bag to take home as their wedding bomboniere. This fun trend is getting more serious and in itself has become one of the key decorations for the wedding reception.
Home made edible wedding favours are also a key trend for 2011. Couples may have a favourite recipe that they bottle and give to guests. We have seen lovely home-made favours such as jams, home-farmed honey, cookies and other delicious baked treats.
Personalised candy is also a big trend for 2011. There are many ways to make your wedding chocolates or wedding candy unique to you – personalised rock candy with your names and wedding colours, personalised labels on fun wedding lollipops are a huge hit and wedding chocolates wrapped in a personalised wrapper will make guests very happy indeed!
Trends in Beach Wedding Favours
If you’re hosting your wedding at the beach, the trends in beach wedding favours and bomboniere are to use beach and nautical themed favours as part of your table decorations. Some of the favourites include the Adirondack Deck Chair Tealight Candles and Place Card Holder Wedding Favours which evoke a seaside feeling and also serve as place card or photo holders and provide a decorative touch as well as romantic lighting to a beache wedding reception, and the Castles in the Sand Tealight Candle which serves the dual purpose of being a softly romantic candle on wedding reception tables and also a sweet take-home favour for guests.
One of the big trends for 2011 beach weddings will be hand fan wedding favours to give to every guest during the wedding ceremony. There are so many designs and colours to choose from, but the most popular are the Timber Hand Fan Favours and the White Paper Hand Fans, which match most beach wedding themes.
Australian bides know that the heat on the beach can be oppressive for their guests – sometimes year round in many Aussie locations. For both practical purposes and because they look so beautiful in photographs, handing a wedding parasol to every guest at the ceremony and as their wedding favour is a practical and very appreciated wedding favour.
DIY Wedding Favour Trends
Do it yourself and craft it yourself really is the theme of the moment in weddings. We love that brides are embracing homespun traditions and their childhood loves and are hosting weddings where they play a critical role in every part of the day – from crafting the table centrepieces and bridal bouquet to asking their favourite aunt to embroider the table runners with their monogram. Creating a personalised and home-spun wedding favour is fun – gather your bridesmaids around and make something dear to your heart to give to guests who will really appreciate the gesture.
Some of the latest arrivals for 2011 DIY favours include Heart Jewels in Diamond Clear which are diamond shaped embellishments which also make lovely table scatters for wedding reception tables, in the bathrooms and around the wedding cake. Do it yourself brides love the Customised Bomboniere Rock Candy as it means they have a base for their wedding favours. They can then take their personalised lollies and wrap them in cello and tie with a personalised ribbon, encase the candy in an organza bag or pop into a homemade wedding favour box.
For home made jams, lollies and other treats, Flip Top Personalised Mini Candy Jars give you a great presentation that suits the style and colour of the wedding with a personalised label. choose
Many DIY brides are opting for cupcake favours for their guests, and the love that goes into making a cupcake makes this treat even more special. The laser cut cupcake wrappers, cupcake boxes and cupcake decorations at Pink Frosting make giving a cupcake favour even more lovely!
Eco-Friendly Wedding Favours
Couples that have a heart for the environment have many options for eco-friendly wedding favours in 2011. One of our favourites is to make a donation to the couple’s favourite charity. One of the key trends in 2011 will also be to give a plant, seeds or flower bulbs to guests. We also adore the new eco friendly tote favour bags bearing a message of a greener earth and a protected environment. Some of the other key trends are wedding favours using recycled materials and home-made favours that re-use materials from the home.
Where to Shop for Wedding Favours in 2011
No matter whether you spell it wedding favours, wedding bomboniere, bonbonniere, bombonieres or favors, at Australia’s wedding shop Pink Frosting, our mission is to bring Australian brides a unique selection of wedding bomboniere and wedding favours for your wedding day to purchase online, for delivery anywhere in Australia. No fuss, perfect wedding bomboniere boxes, wedding favour tags, bomboniere ideas, personalised wedding bomboniere and wedding favours and unique ideas for wedding favours every single time!
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