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BC Cancer Foundation Donation Card
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Bridal Luxury Tin with monogram chocolates
Your wedding wouldn’t be as meaningful without friends and family there to celebrate with you. And there’s no better way than to thank them and show your appreciation than with a wedding favour. The tradition of giving guests a token dates back years, but these days, couples are choosing more creative, personalized gifts or resusable items. After all, you want your guests to leave with something they enjoy, whether it's chocolate or a memento.
Luckily for couples, you won't have far to search—B.C. is home to plenty of charming and unique wedding favours, available from across the province and at a range of price points. There's something for everyone! Here are some of our top picks that are sure to leave your guests happy:
1. Cocoa West Chocolate Box
Bowen Island's sweet haven Cocoa West Chocolatier makes delicious, certified organic chocolate from locally sourced ingredients. Complement your wedding celebrations with a single truffle or a larger assortment of artisan chocolates in a beautiful box, complete with colourful ribbons and a personalized message.
2. Antique Key Bottle Opener
If your special day includes vintage elements, this charming antique key bottle opener is the perfect gift for your guests to take home. Available at Corks and Confetti in Mission, not only is the bottle opener useful, it's boxed in old-fashioned packaging. A satin ribbon and personalized tag can also be added.
3. BC Cancer Foundation Donation Card
Make a difference in someone's life on your big day with a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation. Create an online page, and let guests know that you've donated in their honour with elegant cards that can be placed on the dining or gift table. It's a meaningful gesture that everyone at your celebration will appreciate.
4. Thomas Haas Chocolate Favours
Give your guests sweet memories of your wedding with handcrafted chocolates made by Vancouver's top pâtissier Thomas Haas. Pick your own selection from the chocolate menu (which includes delicious passion fruit, mango coconut and earl grey tea) or personalize chocolates with edible names or wedding dates.
5. Chalkboard Glass and Cork Favour
These cute mini jars by Kate Aspen are a fun alternative to table cards at your wedding. Fill them up with candies or confetti, and let your guests have fun writing their own messages after everyone has been seated. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond, they're also super useful items to use at home afterwards.
6. Como Creek Wine Bottles
Let guests bring the party home, with top quality wine from Como Creek. Head over to their brewery in Coquitlam to design and customize your bottles, or take the whole bridal party for a pre-wedding get-together!
7. Candy Aisle Bags and Treats
Vancouver's top rated candy store is guaranteed to be a hit with all ages at your celebration. Their infamous candy bar set up is visually pleasing, with take home bags ready for the guests to fill up. There's a huge selection of candies to pick from and they can cater to any wedding theme.
8. Handmade Soap
Royston Soap Works, located in Courtenay B.C., makes beautiful, personalized soap bars in different scents and sizes. Another useful token, guests will remember your wedding every time they use it at home.
9. Custom Decorated Cookies
Satisfy guests' sweet tooths with custom cookies made by Cookievonster that are so delightful you almost don't even want to eat them! There's no limit to your imagination—company designer Evon and her team are up for the challenge to make the perfect cookies for your big day whether it's popular characters, intricate patterns, or even printed faces.
10. Goodie Baskets
GiGi's Gift Creations in Victoria selects the best delicacies from Farmers' Markets and local vendors to arrange beautiful baskets for every occasion. Even if you don't know what you want, provide your estimated budget and they can customize baskets within your price point. Baskets can also be couriered to Vancouver and the Gulf Islands.
Guests will adore luxury Parisian bakery Ladurée's delicious collection of macarons in elegant gift boxes that are almost too beautiful to open. Visit Vancouver's newest location on Robson Street to see (and try!) their wide selection of flavours.
12. Bridal Luxury Tin with monogram chocolates
Located in both Abbotsford and Granville Island, ChocolaTas is well known for its unique line of chocolate ganache flavours including pepper and mango, lavender, mojito, green tea and many more. This sweet little blue box (pictured) includes two monogram raspberry chocolate ganache hearts along with two other chocolates of your choice.
13. Homemade Jam
Your guests will be healthy and happy with these organic homemade jams from Preserved BC Sunshine. Choose your favourite fruit or savory flavour, or let owners Karin Brauch and Julia-Marcella Seadon create something special for your celebration. Each jar comes with a complementary "Spread the Love" tag or can be customized with your names and wedding date.
14. Truffle Pops
If you're looking for sweet treats that accommodate special diets, then Victoria's Pure Lovin' Chocolate is the solution. They make delicious individually wrapped truffle pops that are soy, vegan and gluten free. You can choose from peppermint, smoked sea salt, sweet orange, or something custom. Each truffle pop comes packaged in biodegradable cellophane with a personalized tag.
15. DIY Terrariums
Even if you don't have a green thumb, guests will love to bring home a new plant. And with the help of Tin Can Studio, guests can create their own favours, so it doubles as a fun wedding activity. You provide the people. They supply the rest.
16. Tea Time
At the end of a long day, guests will enjoy settling in with a cup of tea. Pair a beautifully-packaged tea from David's Tea with a vintage teacup. Not only will these look pretty on the tables, friends and family will proudly bring this home and each sip will remind them of your big day.
17. Caramel Apples
Add a little sweet and savoury to your wedding with these caramel apples from Edible Arrangements. Each mini box includes eight tart granny smith apple wedges covered in caramel and dipped in gourmet semisweet chocolate. Guests will love the variety of toppings such as salted caramel, trail mix and pumpkin spice.
18. Personalized Mints
Fresh breath is a must at a wedding, so give the gift of freshness with these personalized mint tins from MiniKoko Boutique. There are over 165 tin designs to choose from and each comes filled with super cute mini heart-shaped peppermints.
19. Mini Bath Bombs
There's nothing like relaxing after a weekend of festivities. These handmade mini bath bombs by LUSH are the perfect favours to encourage your guests to take some me-time. Guests will love winding down with these fizzy bath bombs filled with essential oils, flower petals and a fun swirl of colours.
20. Handmade Candles
Handmade tokens are always memorable, and these soy candles by Wicks Candle and Craft Co. will make a lovely gift for your guests. Each candle is long burning, vegan, biodegradable and created with locally sourced ingredients. The relaxing fragrances include Vancouver Rain (a subtle blend of peony and waterlily), Refresh (a mix of cucumber and green tea), Chai Comfort (a sweet treat of vanilla bean, cinnamon and nutmeg), and many more.