Let’s face it: The majority of wedding bomboniere — pretty chocolates, candles, crystal ornaments, elegant picture frames, and the like — are designed with women in mind. But what if you want to purchase unique wedding bomboniere for your male guests? You want each guest to feel special and appreciated. So why not give your male guests something they will really treasure? Here are some great wedding favour ideas the male guests will enjoy.
Bomboniere for the Male Bridal Party Members
Groomsmen are your best friends or relatives, so they deserve a wedding favour that has meaning. A great bomboniere idea is to give the groomsmen something they can wear or use on the special day. A nice set of engraved cufflinks makes for a thoughtful gift and can also make for a great wedding photo as well. Engraved dog tags are another great gift idea. Even a “Best Man” T-shirt makes for a suitable gift, and you can get it personalised with any printed message or image you like.
Instead of personalising the groomsmen’s wedding favours with your initials and the date of your wedding day, you can always personalise them with their initials or with a special little message unique to them.
Wedding Bomboniere for the Older Male Guests
In addition to the wedding party, there will be other men at your wedding you’ll certainly want to recognize: grandfathers, uncles, and family friends of Mum and Dad. But these men are not likely to want pink-coloured sugared almonds, scented candles or silver ornaments. For your older male guests, choose something more age-appropriate. Go for a sport-themed wedding bomboniere like engraved golf balls, footballs from their favourite team or an engraved beer mug. For that special older guest, an engraved wine flask or fob watch may be the ideal favour.
Bomboniere Younger Men Will Appreciate
Your mates, work colleagues, cousins, and other younger male guests will be happy to receive something related to sports, cars or alcohol. If money isn’t too much of an issue and you only have a relatively small number of guests, a leather wallet or gym bag can be something practical for this age group to use. For the outdoors type of man, pocket knives or water bottles make for a practical and useful wedding favour. Most young men are happy with an edible bomboniere, but make sure it’s not too girly. A small box of chocolates or unique jar of candy is sure to go down a treat with your younger male guests and is likely to be eaten up before the night is through.
Bomboniere for Young Boys
There are often young brothers, cousins and nephews who are likely to attend your wedding. The majority of wedding bomboniere may not suit this age group, unless it contains chocolates or candy. Decorated cupcakes are always a favourite with young boys, as are lollipops, travel games and even party bags filled with a mixture of little goodies and toys.
Gifts for the Dads
The fathers of the bride and groom deserve more than a mere wedding favour, despite how elaborate or wonderful your wedding bomboniere may be. Your wedding day is a special day for the dads just as much as it is for you. Show them your deepest love and appreciation for all their support with a very special gift. You can give dad a gift of a deep-sea fishing trip, a round of golf at a top country club or a signed football from his favourite AFL team.
Not forgetting Mum, why not treat her to a special photo shoot with the two of you before the wedding day? You can then have one of the shots framed and give it to her on the day of your wedding. There’s always the option of gifting Mum and Dad together. Give both sets of parents a special weekend away, a meal for two at a top-class restaurant or a relaxing couples’ spa treatment.
About the Author: Beverly Maidstone has been a wedding planner for the past eight years. As a contributing writer, Beverly loves sharing her knowledge and experience with couples planning their special wedding day.