Wedding Donations

Invite the Humane Society to Your Wedding!

In lieu of traditional wedding favours, couples can choose to donate to the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society as a way of demonstrating their commitment to the community and their love of animals.

When you choose to donate to the Humane Society at your wedding, you’re helping provide cruelty investigations, humane education, assisting abused or distressed animals, providing food, supplies and veterinarian costs as well as spay and neuter programs.

It’s up to you what fund the money is used for! You can direct the money to a specific program, such as the Pumpkin Fund, or make a general donation to the shelter. On your wedding day, you can help community animals in need. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations.

The animals thank you for including them in your special day!

Suggested Donations

The donation amount should reflect the amount you would spend on traditional wedding favours. When choosing your donation amount, consider the number of guests attending and how you wish to display your donation. Please note the prices listed are the minimum donation, your choice to add an additional donation would be greatly appreciated.

Tax receipts are issues for donation amount less $30-60 (costs of labour and materials depending on size of order), though some couples opt to pay this fee in addition to the donation to ensure their full donation goes toward helping the animals.

Pricing

Poster (8 1/2 x 11) a recommended donation of $100 each.
Typically couples would order 1 or 2 posters. This is a wonderful “green” alternative to traditional cards.

Small Place Cards (2 x 3 1/2) a recommended donation of $1.50 each.
Couples can order 1 card to be placed at each dinner setting.

Small Folding Cards (3 1/2 x 1 3/4) a recommended donation of $1.50 each.
One folding card can be placed at each setting. Available in white or ivory.

Postcards (5 1/2 x 4 1/2) a recommended donation of $2.50 each.
Can be used as an alternative to small place cards. Couples can place 2 to 4 post cards at each table.

Large Folding Cards (8 1/2 x 5 1/2) a recommended donation of $4.00 each.
Large cards can be placed 2 to 4 on a table instead of postcards.

For donations over $500, we offer custom designs to suit your wedding theme, which can feature photos of your own pets, or photos of shelter pets taken by Angie Chauvin.

If you prefer, you can add your decision to donate to your wedding stationary, or make your own cards. This increases the amount of money that goes directly to the shelter. If you like, we can provide you with a copy of our logo. Any donation is greatly appreciated.

Kissing Box

Along with wedding favours, or as a separate donation, you can have a “kissing box”. When guests wish to see the new couple kiss, they make a donation instead of the traditional clinking of glasses. We can provide a lockable box for your wedding with a customized display message.

Sample Wedding Card Wording

  1. In keeping with our love of animals and in lieu of traditional wedding favours, we have made a donation to the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society.
  2. In honour of our guests and in lieu of traditional wedding favours, we have made a donation to the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society.
  3. Thank you for sharing this special day. In honour of your presence, we have given a gift of love to the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society.
  4. Thank you for joining us on our wedding day! In lieu of traditional wedding favours, we have chosen to honour our guests with a donation to the Windsor/Essex Humane Society.

For more information please call 519-966-5751, ext. 23 or email events@windsorhumane.org.

Sample Cards

View our brochure depicting the various styles here.