The Gift of Giving

by | Gift Giving Wisdom, Groom, Wisdom



Bonbonniere was one of those decisions we agonised over. We knew we didn’t want the traditional sugar covered almonds,  we thought chocolates were the new norm, so we chose macaroons until we considered that our reception was at an Italian restaurant  and macaroons were decidedly French.

My wife, Sam and I then decided to use our bonbonniere to support a good cause and give something to our community as well as guests. We chose one of our favourite charities, the RSPCA. We have three fur babies of our own who wouldn’t be here with us today if it weren’t for all the good work that the RSPCA and other local animal rescue organisations do.

I contacted the RSPCA who were very helpful in suggesting options for wedding favours from their range of merchandise and had them promptly sent to us. We packaged them in little glassine bags and included notes about why we chose these as our favours. If you are looking for a personal touch for your bonbonniere why not look into options for charities close to your heart.

Photo courtesy of April Werz Photography

Ms Gingham says: This is the best idea for wedding favours that I’ve seen in a long time! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing Josh!

Josh says: “I am a Groom–to-be on the home stretch with our Wedding to be held in October this year. I have been involved in every aspect of our wedding so far (except shopping for the dress) and my fiancé and I have enjoyed all of the hard work and planning so far.”

Read about Josh’s engagement shoot here.


  • Kristy says:
    February 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    What a great idea!
    And congrats on the engagement 🙂

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    February 10, 2012 at 10:14 am

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  • Hannah Lundberg says:
    February 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    What a beautiful sentiment!

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