Monday, September 10, 2012

wedding: the out-of-town guest bag

When we were married last year, I put a lot of thought into what the OOT guest bags would look like, the contents and the personal touches. Now that I'm helping brides decide on these types of details, it's wonderful to see how many options are available for any type of wedding. I love to help brainstorm great local products or personal treats that are special to each couple. Here are some ideas for common themes.
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Every bag is definitely unique to the couple and location, but here are a few location neutral additions:
  • Thank you cards for guests (make it personal)
  • A homemade treat from someone who really wants to help out and just so happens to be a great baker
  • Directions for wedding events to and from the hotel
  • Weekend timeline so that everyone shows up on time
  • Water, Aspirin, gum/mints -- these are key!
  • Copy of the local newspaper, magazine, travel guide
  • Local eateries: add some of your favorites and include your menu recommendations (double double animal style)
  • Activities to do in the area, especially if little ones are involved (Target is only a fun house for adults)
  • Local activities: farmers' market on Sundays, movie in the park on Fridays
  • Quiz about the bride and groom
  • Name and contact information for questions
debbie

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