In addition to these two items, we threw in mini chocolate bars, mints, Nature Valley Oat Bran bars, chips, cookies, and these two personalized items.
1) Door hangers: Laura at "The Luckiest in Love" made our custom-made door hangers for the hotel rooms. She even included a post about our signs on her blog last October, which I have been waiting to share!
Laura then printed these on green card-stock. Here they are showing the front and the back. Laura makes amazing wedding items all available in her Etsy shop: Thoughtfully Designed. Definitely check out her shop for any wedding needs you may have!
I used a Fiskar corner punch that I had hoped to usefor our menus (it didn't look right) to punch out these corners.
These items went INTO these Green paper bags from Michaels which I embossed using a stamp I had made of our customized calligraphy. I ordered the stamp from Simon's Stamps. The first one I received from them didn't work so well because the grooves weren't deep enough and it kept smudging all over the place. I emailed them to complain about it, and they sent me a new one with deeper ridges right away at no extra charge! This one worked perfectly! I used the stamp in clear embossing ink, then put gold embossing powder over it, shook it off and used an embossing heat gun to make it raised.
All together, I made 60 bags for our 90 out of town guests! We assembled them three days before the wedding and then dropped them off at the hotel.
|Assembly in the dining room|
|Good treats inside the bags!|
|All lined up and ready to be handed out at the hotel|
In addition: Anyone who was not at my Bridal Shower (since they already got one there) was offered a handmade pear soap made by Dragonfly Soaps upon check-in (seriously, check out their website!).
What did/will you you put into your out of town bags?