Bonbonieres – should I bother?

Bonbonieres are traditionally gifts the bride and groom give the guests as a thanks for celebrating their wedding.  Years ago the traditional gifts were a small organza style bag of sugar coated almonds or chocolates.  Nowadays a quick search of the internet reveals numerous options – from chocolates with the bride’s and groom’s names on them to personalised candy, picture frames, stubby holders and little boxes with lollies or chocolates.  However, you should not be obliged to provide such gifts.  It is truly optional.  You might like to provide them as a personal touch, or save the money and put it towards another part of your wedding.  Ultimately it’s up to you!