Gifts

The Gift of Giving

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Skip the bag of sugared almonds and thank your guests with a gift that is thoughtful, creative and personal. Here are three of our non-traditional favourites, as created by you…

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Charity Begins at “I Do”

Many of us wish we could give a little more and your wedding is the ideal opportunity. giveandgetweddings.com.au is perfect for couples who want to donate to charity in lieu of favours, but who also want something stylish for their guest tables. Browse the charity profiles of RSPCA QLD, Youngcare, Make a Wish Foundation Australia, Guide Dogs Qld and more, give to your favourites and then thank your guests with a personalised place card which won’t blow your budget (starting at just 48c each).

Director (and newlywed herself) Lisa Goode says ease of use and a stylish product are paramount to the site’s growing popularity. “We want this to become a new form of wedding etiquette and to do that we wanted to make sure the process would still feel like part of the wedding planning,” she says. With a wide range of charities available in one spot, and the site charging no commissions or fees, this is bonboniere you can feel really good about. giveandgetweddings.com.au

Photo: Evernew Studios

Bianca & Alan. Photo: Evernew Studio

Living Gifts

A packet of seeds, symbolising new beginnings, is still a sweet takeaway option but we’re rather enamoured with this modern interpretation – succulents. Doing double duty as place card holders and bonboniere at the wedding of Bianca and Alan, they are green, gorgeous and bang on trend.

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Amy & Josh. Photos: White Images

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Amy & Josh. Photos: White Images

Homemade with Love

Beautifully presented jars of everything from relish and jam to boiled lollies and homegrown honey have been gracing wedding tables across the state. Whether it’s a family recipe for pasta sauce or a stack of choc-chip cookies, just make sure it travels well and looks the part with themed finishing touches like heissan binding or glitter dust.

Newlyweds Amy and Josh spill the beans on their delicious take-home treats. “At the reception, cute glass jars of strawberry jam and tomato relish were available for people to take. However, the absolute hit was the ‘Biccie Bar’ complete with 10 varieties of family favourite biscuits. The full day of baking was worth it to see guests grabbing a tote bag and filling to the brim. Most were consumed before people even left.”


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