In keeping with some of the themed wedding ideas from last week’s blog, I have some very creative ideas for great wedding gift bags you might want to try for you’re out of town wedding guests.
For the love of a western theme, indulge guests with a fun wedding welcome idea. Decorate a fringed, brown paper bag and fill it with a few snacks (peanuts, pretzels, Cracker Jacks, etc.), personalized water bottles, and a DIY monogrammed bandana. Toss in local rodeo or horse show tickets or gift cards to the best western restaurant in town to keep guests entertained with activities all weekend long.
Romance is what this wedding is all about. So make your guests feel like they are away for the weekend by making a welcome bag with wonderful items they can use both during the wedding and at home. Pack a small tote with homemade cookies, cheese & crackers, and mints, along with a small bottle of champagne. Add a personalized touch by adding wineglass highlighting the wedding date and a monogram of the wedding couple. Toss in a map and a list for must-see local attractions.
Capitalize on what was unique in the 1920’s to your hometown with treats locally made and grown. Showcase special picks by creating a well-rounded assortment of appetizing snacks, including homemade jam, candy or donuts, refreshing beverages (such as hometown brewed soda or beer), artisan soaps, and more in an art deco bag or box. You could even include a feathered pen for the ladies. And don’t forget to include a map for adventurous visitors.
This is a way to project your wedding colors though out the entire wedding day. Start with a bag, basket, or box in your signature hue and use patterned paper for sealing clear candy-filled bags or lining envelopes. Add liquid refreshment (soda, beer or wine) and snacks (jelly beans cover the whole color palette) that coordinates with your palette. Weave in fresh fruit (let’s say oranges for coral or apples for burgundy make beautiful accent colors) and a CD of the couple’s favorite music. The wedding guests will appreciate all the goodies.
Think way back when you were little. Maybe even using thoughts of Grandma and Grandpa for this theme. Pack a lacy looking container (bag or box) with the favorite candy from the couple’s childhood that you just won't find at the local market. Whitman’s comes to mind for some couples. Monogrammed soda bottle wrappers add a personal touch. Playing cards wrapped in lace make a fun prize for the receiver. You could top off the bag with a disposable camera so guests can capture every moment of the weekend. And don’t forget the map and list of things to see and do around the area.
These are just a few ideas for wedding welcome bags. We could go crazy with all the ideas for your personalized touch. Give me a call or send me a note for more ideas.
Jodell Larkin Starry Night Events, LLC www.starrynighteventsstl.com 636.294.4970