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Invite the Humane Society to Your Wedding!

 

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

 

When you choose to donate to the Humane Society at your wedding, you’re helping care for animals right here in Windsor and Essex County, as well as supporting humane education, spay and neuter programs, and emergency response.

 

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

Suggested Donations

We ask that your donation amount 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 suggested donation, your choice to add an additional amount would be greatly appreciated.

 

Tax receipts are issues for the 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 animals in need.

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 $3.00 each.
Couples can order 1 card (roughly the size of a business card) to be placed at each dinner setting.

 

Small Folding Place Cards (3 1/2″ x 1 3/4″) a recommended donation of $1.50 each.
One folding card can be placed at each setting. We will cut them to size, but client to fold the cards themselves.

 

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.

 

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 want to see the new couple kiss, they make a donation instead of the traditional clinking of glasses. Your venue may appreciate this option to save their glassware! We are happy to 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. 125 or email outreach@windsorhumane.org.