Friday, April 23, 2010
Guest Room Gifts: A Guide
At the B-List Conference last weekend all the bloggers received the equivalent of a guest room gift or out of town bag. As you can see from Kate Headley's photo it was filled with all sorts of wedding goodies, your guest room gift bags don't have to be that heavy.
We had a custom tote made, which we can use again and again, and it was filled with stationery, sweets, books and notebooks, accessories and other fun items. (The complete list of gift bag sponsors below.)
Anyway, when it comes to your guest room gift you should plan on putting a few items in the bag or box that reflect the wedding weekend. You can include food or drinks, products that relate to the location (sunblock for a tropical location, wool socks for cooler temperatures) or just fun things that you and your groom enjoy (games, hobbies, general wedding-related products).
You also want to include a note from the two of you welcoming your guests, the itinerary for the wedding weekend and any additional information re: local services and transportation you are providing to and from events, including the wedding.
As for the B-List gift bag, many thanks to Chronicle Books, Smock, David Tutera, Paloma’s Nest, Rust Designs, Emersonmade, Wedgwood, Santa Barbara Preserves, Whisker Works, Footpetals, iomoi, Viv & Ingrid, Williams Sonoma, 9Spot Monk, Martha Stewart for Crane & Co., Delphine, Bridal Reflections Sycamore Street Press, Flory Photo, Chewing the Cud, Envelopments, Scout Books, Pottery Barn, The Pink Initiative, Lo Boheme, Rembrandt, Simple Song Design and Thoughtful Day.