FILED IN: Education, Wedding Welcome Gifts
Posted By: Jamie Kutchman, Founder
One of the most rewarding things about being a gift designer who creates custom wedding welcome gifts, client gifts, bridal party gifts, workshop gifts, and corporate gifts is being able to tell a story with the gift designs. This is especially fun with custom wedding welcome gifts because you have an opportunity to tell a couple's unique love story and any other important details that make them who they are. Here’s how…
Where You Met
Try to incorporate where you both met somewhere within your gifts. Let’s say you met in college, for example. A custom cookie featuring your university logo is a fantastic option!
Where You Got Engaged
Did your significant other plan a surprise getaway to pop the question? Was it somewhere unique and special? Consider featuring a small set of notecards from the location as a nod to the place where you said YES! Or, even a snack or dessert native to the area. For example. Paris engagement? Hello macarons! You can even this into your welcome booklets by calling out special locations that mean the most to your relationship story.
Where You Live
If you both live in a city other than where you’re originally from and this is where you’re hosting the wedding, you get the opportunity to introduce your guests to your NEW hometown! Consider a custom map helping them find their way around the city. You can even have some special landmarks added to the map such as your new neighborhood or some of your favorite places to visit as a couple.
We’re HUGE pet lovers here at Marigold & Grey so including your pets in your welcome gifts is our favorite thing ever! Including custom illustrations of your pets in your welcome booklet is always a fun idea, one that your guests will likely be talking about for days and weeks to come following your wedding weekend.
Image: Abby Jiu Photography; Bakery: Sugar Studio
These days, having a witty hashtag is all the rage! They’re the best when they reference a unique detail about you and your relationship. Think hard and get creative! This is a fabulous opportunity to make your guests feel even more connected to you and your coupledom!
You can even go the more direct route and tell your love story in your welcome letter you include within your gift bag or box. Are some of your guests corporate friends of your parents or somebody’s random “plus-one” and they don’t necessarily know much about your love story? Including details of how you met, highlights of your dating years and even what you have planned for your new life together after the wedding will help make your guests feel more connected. After all, they’re about to witness you take your vows and then dance the night away with you so help them get to know you as best they can!
Image: Lissa Ryan Photography; Paper: Just Write Studios
We hope this has given you some good ideas. Do you have any ideas we haven’t included? If so, please leave us a note in the comments! We always love hearing from you!
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