With wedding season in full bloom right now, my kitchen counter is quickly becoming a place to stockpile ladoos. While I enjoy a fresh ladoo like most people, my family can never make it through a box of 12 before they lose their allure. Also, we have a lot of weddings to attend this year, which means more ladoo then we can handle are coming our way.

Being a stickler for tradition, I do love the symbolism of ladoos with Indian wedding cards; a sweet way to invite someone to an auspicious event, and ask them to bless the new couple with a lifetime of sweetness. It’s all very, dare I say it; sweet! However, I do think it’s time to shake things up and start a new trend in wedding card delivery.

Why not set the tone for your wedding with a unique treat to go along with your special invite? Do you love sharing a double-double with your soon to be Mr? Surprise your guests with a snack pack of ‘timbits’. It doesn’t get more Canadian than that eh. (If you aren’t Canadian we’re talking about donut holes)

timbits 

 Having an upscale intimate wedding? Macarons are the way to go girl. Talk to your local macaron shop about developing a custom recipe with Indian flavours, and maybe even creating colours to match your wedding theme. Macarons definitely cost more than ladoo so you may have to stick to 4-6 pieces per card. If you are in the Vancouver area we love the flavours at Soirette!

macaron

 There’s always chocolate; you can never go wrong with chocolate! If you want to stick with the ‘ladoo look’, you could go with Ferrero Rocher, or you can take it up a notch to with Purdy’s Chocolates. You can even talk to Purdy’s about bulk order discounts.

If you are planning a DIY wedding, why not get a few girlfriends together and bake up some mini-cupcakes? I know my family would be ecstatic to receive mini cupcakes with a wedding card. Want to put a desi spin on it, try this recipe for pistachio, cardamom and rose water cupcakes from Love Laugh Mirch.

 

If you are planning a DIY wedding, why not get a few girlfriends together and bake up some mini-cupcakes? I know my family would be ecstatic to receive mini cupcakes with a wedding card. Want to put a desi spin on it, try this recipe for pistachio, cardamom and rose water cupcakes from Love Laugh Mirch.

pistacups 

What are you planning on distributing with your wedding cards, or are you skipping the tradition all together? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.