…aka, ensuring they have a good time by offering up candy and snacks.
Like many weddings these days, our guest list had it’s fair share of out-of-towners. Not only did many of our D.C. and/or college friends make the trek to Missouri, but all of Jeff’s family traveled from other parts of the country, including that big ol’ Lonestar State.
Anticipating we’d have rooms booked in our hotel block, we assembled (thank goodness we had two awesome moms to help) goodie bags to welcome each guest to Lee’s Summit. In case you find yourself in a similar situation (not that it’s a bad thing 🙂 ), I thought I’d clue you in on what we put in our welcome bags. ^^First and foremost, we included a note (using our invitation monogram and font, because there’s nothing like consistency) thanking everyone for their willingness to travel. It did, and still does mean the world to us that so many were able to make it to the celebration, both near and far. But also, we used the back of the card to inform guests of the shuttle we provided to and from the ceremony and reception site. In addition to the shuttle information, we listed the date, time and location of the ceremony, so guests could easily (hopefully) remember where they needed to be and how they could get there. I might’ve snuck that wedding hashtag in there too.^^ ^^Secondly – the best part – we added all the goodies. I wish I could tell you we had an elaborate plan for what we were going to put in the bags, but honestly, we roamed Sam’s Club looking for treats we selfishly liked. Well except the water, which was always a must-have – when you have an open bar, water is key. 🙂 ^^ ^^Now you might’ve noticed the sugar cookies don’t look like your run-of-the-mill Sam’s Club purchase, and you would be correct. I so wish I could take the credit for this idea, but once again, Pinterest for the win. However, I did send my Pinterest find to a local baker who made the cookies a reality. What better way to remind those east-coast loves of mine that the midwest is truly the heartland!^^ ^^Last, and most importantly, you enlist the help of your sassiest bridesmaid to assemble all the bags. She loved helping us almost as much as she loves having her picture taken.^^ ^^And voila, you’re bags are ready to go and your guests are happy… …or at least happy enough. Carbs, protein, water and chocolate usually make for a good combination.
Have any questions? Let me know! I’m here to help.