Ottawa wedding favours are a great tradition at weddings. It’s a way for the newlyweds to thank their guests for celebrating their special day with them while providing them with a lasting (or not so lasting) momento.
There are SO many options, so we thought we’d start a running list of wedding favour ideas and places to get them in Ottawa. There are a few ways you can go about it. For our wedding, my husband and I decided to do something that related directly to us. My husband’s family owned a bison ranch at the time and made their own jerky, which is a really healthy snack alternative, and it was an outdoor wedding on a farm, so it seemed appropriate! More importantly for me, it was UNIQUE! We got creative, printed cards and tied them with twine to bison bars and voila…the guests were thrilled as they are QUITE tasty.
You can stay simple or go all out, depending on your budget! If you have suggestions, we would love to hear from you, and we’ve started off with some great ideas that we have personally experienced:
Tipsy Turvy Redneck Wine Glasses: These glasses are perfect for country or outdoor weddings, as well as for wedding party gifts! This company will customize the colour and offer decorative lids as well.
Tipsy Turvy Glassware
Tree saplings: for an environmentally friendly idea, try handing out saplings. You can order them in bulk from a nursery and if you wrap the container or root sack like a bombonniere, they can blend in with your decor and limit the mess. The guests go home and plant the tree and have a growing reminder of your special day. Here are a couple locations for sapplings as Ottawa Wedding Favours:
Ferguson Forest Centre
Kings Creek Trees
Gourmet chocolate (or truffles) Two words have never sounded so yummy! Mmmmm! You can NEVER go wrong with chocolate! They may not last but guests sure do appreciate the deliciousness AND you can even get them with personalized wrappers or boxes. Here are a few locations around Ottawa:
Be Sweet Chocolates
For French Contact : Jean Francois Labelle
Crazy 4 Chocolate
We will continue to add to our list of Ottawa wedding favours as they become available.