With our wedding only days away, I have been scrambling to get things done. One thing in particular that I am trying to perfect is the welcome bag for our friends and family members who are staying at area hotels.
I searched the internet for the perfect package to house our well thought out items and came across the ”gable box” – a chic and durable box that can be dressed up with fancy ribbon and hang tags. I ordered 25 boxes from Box and Wrap and paid about $25 including shipping. Determining the size of the box took me forever. I didn’t want a box that was too small or too big. Luckily, my guesstimate was right, because the size I chose was perfect. ( 8 x 4-7/8 x 5-1/4″ )
Deciding what to fill the box with was another stressful task. I opted for Fiji water, because it tastes the best room temperature (well that’s what I heard), Tylenol, because I always get headaches when I travel, SnackWells in caramel corn and chocolate covered pretzels, because they are delicious, a travel size body wash, and Moist Wipes to wipe away sticky fingers from indulging in petite bags of diet food!
Later on, my mother decided that we should also add a tiny tin of mints (not shown) and if it was up to her she would buy the whole travel section of Target and strategically place one of each item in everyone’s welcome bag. I had to take away her credit card….
To add a little flair to the stark white boxes, I decided to use a nautical yet preppy striped ribbon that I absolutely adore. I found it at JoAnn Fabrics and used a coupon to cut the cost of buying 7 spools of ribbon. It flows well with our invitations, the hotel and theme of the wedding – chic and simple.
Now I just need to add a welcome hang tag. What do you think? Am I missing anything important?
Happy planning! xoxo