Thursday, April 26, 2007

Out of towners gift bags

Since I get lots of questions about what to put in the out of towners gift bags I thought I would list my ideas.

You want to make the goodie bag personal yet usable. You definitely want to have water bottles(personalized labels are optional), something sweet and something salty and of course a welcome note.

I always tell my couples to try to include items from their home towns or from the city where the wedding will take place. For example: a couple that met at UVA put 'Go Cavaliers' pens in each bag. Other ideas include personalized M&M's, VA peanuts, Tastycakes or Pepperidge Farm cookies, etc. If you are getting married in Virginia - 'VA is for Lovers' bumper stickers are a great idea. Don't forget metro maps, PLASH train guides and/or tour guide info.

Go to Costco or BJ's and get pretzels and Hershey kisses, breath mints and Tylenol. Think of getting personalized sewing kits and/or matches. And most importantly put a welcome letter, weekend schedule and directions to the wedding.

Put it all in a nice bag and top it off with a bow in your wedding colors of course!

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