What are some of the most memorable wedding favours you’ve received? Are there some that stick out more than others from weddings you’ve been to in the past? I’ve received my share of keychains and shot glasses. I’ve gotten wine stoppers, little tins of mints and even a pen. From all of the weddings I’ve been to — favours that I can make use of regularly with my own family are the most meaningful and memorable to me. A friend of mine gave jars of wildflower honey that I adored, this idea inspired me to give bottles of maple syrup for my own wedding.
I know what you’re thinking — of COURSE I gave maple syrup as favours at my wedding! However, I wasn’t technically working at White Meadows Farms when I got married in 2019 so it was a completely unbiased decision I made at the time! If you read my previous blog: Maple Iced Coffee, you’d know how much my husband has loved maple syrup since moving to Canada. We invited some of his family and friends from Brazil, most of whom had never been to Canada. We loved the idea of giving them a “Canadian” gift to bring home. It was a win-win for them: Wedding Favour + Canadian Souvenir 👍
REWIND to Fall 2018 (remember when COVID wasn’t a thing?) I emailed White Meadows Farms to inquire about wedding favours. I was directed to their sales team and label designer who helped me through the whole process. I didn’t know this at the time but I quickly discovered that their team would actually print and label my bottles of syrup with a custom design that matched the theme and colour scheme of my wedding!
I was encouraged to send over some wedding stationary for the designer to put together a couple of options for my ✨custom label✨. I took a screenshot of my invitation and attached it to the email. I mentioned that they could find my design on Vistaprint and within a couple of days I had two beautiful options to choose from. I decided to go with a 250ml Gallone bottle of Amber — the most crowd pleasing grade of maple syrup. About a week before the wedding I went into the Maple Sweet Shop to pick up my order and I was so pleased with how they turned out. I’ve been married for over 2 years and people still ask me about where they can get more of that maple syrup 😉.
FAST FORWARD to 2021 — Maple wedding favours still make an exceptional gift for your guests. If you or your fiance are from outside of Canada, or you’ve invited international friends and family, maple syrup and other maple products make for an excellent taste of Canada. Some of our favourite favours include: 50ml Leaf Bottles, 50ml Gallone Bottles & Maple Sugar Candies. However we can customize virtually any handmade maple product for your big day. BBQ lovers? Why not jars of custom Maple BBQ Sauce? Love to do charcuterie? Red Pepper Maple Jelly would be an incredible wedding favour…why didn’t I think of that?
Now that restrictions are becoming looser and we’re thinking ahead to brighter times, we can’t wait to start designing your custom labels again. There’s a handy intake form to help you organize your thoughts and collect everything you need before sending your inquiry. We love getting to know couples as they get ready for one of the most exciting days of their lives. Our customers come up with some unique and clever ideas for their custom labels and it’s so much fun to see their faces light up when they see the finished product.
Check out our Wedding & Party Favours page for more information about sending us an inquiry. We’d love to hear your ideas for a custom design. For me, I’m just excited to be able to go to a wedding and hug my friends again no matter what they choose to give as their favour — I’d even settle for another pen…