If you’re planning a cottage wedding, you probably want the whole shebang to reflect the easy, laid-back feeling of being away from the city. Stress, fussiness, and anything that smacks of “too much effort” just won’t fit in—which is why these cottage-inspired party favours are simply, well, simple.
What better way to commemorate your marriage than by a gift that will grow along with your love? Your guests will have a living memory of a great day—much better than a favour that will end up in a garage sale in a couple of years.
So much the better if you have a cute phrase like “Meant to bee” on the top! (We might also suggest “Bee mine” or “Bee my honey.”)
If the closest town has a bakery that’s famous for something sweet, pack it up in rustic-chic paper bags decorated with pretty doilies or simple labels.
Especially if you have a campfire as part of the evening’s celebrations, but even if you don’t—nothing says cottage like s’mores. Go classic with Jersey Milk and store-bought marshmallows, or get a little fancier with handmade marshmallows and fair-trade chocolate.
Let’s face it—the pop of a bottle top is a quintessentially cottage sound, whether you’re drinking beer or pop. Give your guests a handy bottle opener that fits on a keychain—a nice reminder of the day and of the cottage.
Another campfire-themed favour, these pinecone fire starters are a perfect project for a DIY type. You can even adjust the colour of the flames with some easy add-ins, like table salt, Borax, or epsom salts.
It doesn’t get much more rustic chic than wooden coasters. Break out the table saw and get cutting—chances are you’ve got some small logs lying around that can’t wait to be recycled.
If you’re having an outdoor wedding, combine your wedding favour with an actual favour to your guests and include small blankets, just in case things get a bit nippy when the sun goes down.
It’s always good to simplify, so these easy DIY crafts can double as a centrepiece and a wedding favour—stack them at different heights on each table, then let guests know they can each take one home.
Cut down on glass rentals (or dishwashing) by giving your guests their own reusable Mason jar glass for the night. Handily, these can double as place cards, cutting down the number of things on your (endless) wedding to-do list.
Once the excitement of the wedding is over, these heart-shaped bird seed treats will give your guests a lovely opportunity to sit back, relax, and simply watch the birds.
Whether you pick the Bruce Trail Club or the Nature Conservancy of Canada, a charitable donation means your guests won’t have to find a spot for yet another miniature photo frame.
Tote bags are always handy—especially at the cottage. It’s easy to personalize them—and your guests get something they’ll actually use.
Perfect if you’re a couple that enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities—a water bottle never goes amiss. Personalizing them makes them that much more special.
Yup—if you’re the laid back types who also happen to hate sweaty beer cans, this wedding favour is perfect. These will give you guests the opportunity to replace the ancient koozies from the ‘80s that they’ve got stashed around their own cottages.