The Bomboniera consists of a pouch (bag made of tulle), that is filled with
sugared almonds. It is either handed out as is or attached to a small gift for the
guest. As a reminder of the special occasion, the item is personalised with a
printed ribbon or a small card.
An odd number of sugared almonds are used in each pouch, either 3 or 5. The
reason for this is that an odd number cannot be divided, therefore...the wedding couple ,
family, or business cannot be separated or divided.
Each almond has a significant
Health - Wealth - Happiness -
Fertility/Growth - Long Life
The almond itself is symbolic as the sugar coating on the outside symbolises the
sweetness of life/marriage and the bitter tasting almond symbolises the bitterness of
life/marriage which sometimes can occur.