The concept behind Bonbonnière, originated in France, around 300 years ago, when a small box of sweets (the french word - bonbons) was given away to guests on happy occasions. Over time the idea spread to other parts of Europe, and in particular to Italy and Greece.
The giving of the bonbonnière is also traditional for christenings, baptisms, communions, confirmations, and graduations. Nowadays, there are many types of bonbonnières including non sweets such as replacing them with a beautiful French inspired items like soaps or mini-gifts.
We have found some pretty ideas and items from Lashe Occassions that is based in Australia and sells French-inspired wedding bonbonnières, stationeries and more. We particularly love the Wedding products category on their site which adds variety to what is traditional out there. Visit Lashe Occassions.com.au.
Images: Lashe Occassions