Thursday, February 23, 2012

Great Guest Giveaways!

Do you already have your wedding favors, but would like to do a little extra something for your guests? Or....Are you looking for your favors to be something your guests can actually use the day of your wedding?

As we all know, every wedding is unique, and sometimes it’s these unique details that call for a little extra flare! From warm beach weddings to wine themed soirées, there are many ways to make your guests feel truly welcome on your special day. Check out the guest giveaway ideas below for some inspiration!

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Pashmina’s - For Cool Outdoor Weddings
·      If you would like to hold your ceremony, cocktail hour or reception outside, but are worried about possible cool weather, provide a basket of pashmina’s as your guests arrive. You can provide a variety of colors for your guest to choose form. Or you can create a unique effect by providing them in colors that match your wedding color scheme. Watch to see how even your guests add to your overall wedding look!

Flip-flops – For Beach Weddings or Dancing the Night Away
·      Having a beach wedding ceremony, but worried about your guests wanting to wear shoes that aren’t exactly beach ready? Provide a basket of flip-flops at the entrance of your ceremony (in a variety of sizes) for your guest to wear. Or…Want your guests to feel comfortable and spend night dancing away, but know your venue has a strict “must wear shoes at all times” policy? This is another great opportunity to supply a variety of flip-flops for your guests. Your guests and their happy feet will be sure to thank you later!

Fans - For Hot Outdoor Ceremony’s  (Can Double as a Program!)
·      Having your wedding outdoors in the peak of the summer? Place a fan on everyone’s seat to help them cool off throughout the day. Want a two-for-one steal? Use printable paper fans and include your wedding day program on the back of each fan.

Parasols’ - For Outdoor Cocktail Hour
·      Allow your guest to be shaded from the hot sun by providing parasol’s for your cocktail hour. Add a special touch by inscribing your monogram on each parasol. (Perfect for vintage style weddings!)

Personalized Wine Glasses – (Can Double as a Favor!)
·      Personalize wine glasses with your name, wedding date or monogram and provide them to your guests during cocktail hour or at each table during your reception. At the end of the night your guests can take them home as a favor. (Great for wine themed weddings)

Wine Charms
·      Providing a variety of wine glass charms to your guest so they can keep track of their glass throughout the evening, is a fun personal touch and a great way to save on paying for a multitude of extra glassware!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bathroom Amenities Baskets – Thoughtful and Classy

In our last blog post, we shared how sometimes it's the littlest details that can give the biggest impact and truly make a wedding unique. A bathroom amenities basket for your guests is one of those little touches that will surely be noticed! This thoughtful and classy gesture will truly come in handy for those “I wish I had brought….” moments. By the end of the night you will find that your baskets went to good use and were greatly appreciated by your guests!


Below is a list of a few items to think about including in your baskets. Although some of the items repeat, there are two separate lists for the Lady’s Room and Men’s Room. 

Already have your bathroom amenities baskets planned out? 
Check out our bonus items to see if we found something you may not have thought of!

Lady’s Room: 

~ Mints                                  ~ Hair Elastics
~ Hairspray                          ~ Bobby Pins
~ Tissue                                 ~ Tide-to-Go Stick
~ Spritzer/Perfume           ~ Lint Roller
~ Mouthwash                       ~ Q-tips
~ Dental Floss                      ~ Clear Nail Polish
~ Hand Lotion                      ~ Mini Sewing Kit
~ Feminine Products         ~ Scissors
~ Blotting Sheets                 ~ Tums
~ Band Aides                        ~ Imodium
~ Moleskin                            ~ Eye Drops
~ Safety Pins                         ~ Advil or Ibuprofen

Something you may not have thought of: Earring backs & Double Sided Tape

Men’s Room:

~ Mints                                  ~ Lint roller
~ Hair Gel                              ~ Safety Pins
~ Tissue                                 ~ Mini Sewing Kit
~ Cologne                              ~ Scissors
~ Mouthwash                       ~ Tums
~ Dental Floss                      ~ Imodium
~ Hand Lotion                      ~ Eye Drops
~ Band Aides                        ~ Advil or Ibuprofen
~ Tide-to-Go stick

Something you may not have thought of: Instant Hem & Cuff Fabric Tape

Want to add an extra “little touch”?
Included a framed engagement photo, poem or note next to each basket addressed to your guests. Below are a couple of more well know poem examples. 

So happy you’re here sharing our special day
But just in case something should go astray:

Please help yourself to the contents within
Mouthwash, hand lotion or ibuprofen

Use what you need, and just leave the rest
For it may be useful to some other guest!

Repair the damage that may have been done,
Then quick!  Hurry back and join in the fun! 

~ Compliments of the Bride & Groom ~

Dear Guests,
Whether your skin feels dry or your hair out of place
You're not feeling so fresh or whatever the case
We've put together a basket to help you along
Now hurry back out before you miss the next song!

~ Compliments of the Bride & Groom ~