As our wedding season is now well and truly underway we are thoroughly enjoying putting together our Out of Town Welcome bags and boxes together for some of our clients guests.
All of our weddings have flown in from far and wide to host their weddings here in Spain and what is really welcoming is presenting your guests with a personal wedding welcome gift bag or box full of useful, and not so useful, but lovely things to show appreciation for the fact they have travelled to celebrate your wedding with you.
We have some fabulous bags and boxes that we are creating so thought it would be nice to share them with you and a list of ideas we create for our clients.
A pretty welcome bag or box with a personalised message and itinerary of your wedding card
A map of the local area with useful information on your local area, such as recommended restaurants, emergency numbers and hints and tips
Sunscreen, slightly important here in sunny Spain to stop your guests from turning pink or an even deeper shade of red
Water, again always welcome in a hot climate
Small bottles of wine, cava or sherry, even more welcome!
Savoury nibbles, olives, crackers and nuts from local suppliers
Sweet treats, perhaps some chocolates, mints or sweets
Headache tablets, they will be drinking a lot during your celebrations so what better than to provide some headache relief
Plasters for those aching dancing feet
Locally produced gifts, ceramic tiles, olive oil or infused vinegars
Some lovely scented bath gels or scented candles for their rooms
There is a whole host of ideas to make your guests feel special and appreciated so, if you have the extra budget, do try to make your guests feel welcome when they have travelled sometimes half way across the world to join you.
Recently a jewellery maker was bought to my attention by Sweet Things by Fi at one of our design meetings in our studio.
Fi had bought some of Sharon´s creations including some gorgeous wine glass charms, bracelets and key rings all made out of beautiful crystal beads. We discussed various ideas of how they could be used for our weddings either as gifts for bridesmaids and favours.
Shortly after this one of my friends was struggling to find a good supplier for a Breast Cancer charity night to provide some pretty gifts for her fundraising.
Having spotted this plea on Facebook, I asked Fi whether Sharon could make up 40 crystal bracelets with 3 days notice and lo and behold a wave of the magic wand produced not just 40 to die for pink and clear crystal bracelets but beautifully presented in pink organza bags and tied with gorgeous tags.
We were delighted, and so was Maryanne, the organiser of this event.
Our thanks to Sharon at Lovelissimo Designs for helping us out at such a short notice and we hope to work with Sharon a lot next year to produce favours, bridesmaids thank you gifts and just general gorgeousness!