What’s in your Welcome Bag?


{above image courtesy of Jade + Matthew Take Pictures}

Hey all you happy planning couples! One of my favorite things to put together is a welcome bag for out-of-town guests. It really is the perfect way to thank those who have traveled a long way to attend your event. Do stress out about having to buy something for each individual guest, my rule of thumb is one per room! A city like Savannah has so many local goodies to choose from, we really are lucky! Below is a list of some of my favs: {feel free to comment with some of your own favorites}

1. Grab a bag of locally roasted and delicious Perc Coffee. Guests can choose to savor during their stay or they can enjoy it upon their return home.
2. A box of sweet and savory macarons from Maison de Macarons is next. They’re as decadent as the ones in France, only better because they’re made here and they always have seasonal & southern flavors to choose from.244

3. Do your guests prefer tea over coffee? Pick up a box of tea decorated with Historical Savannah buildings from The Tea Room.hale-singles4. And one of my all time favs {these made there way into my own welcome bags}, Savannah Bee Company honey. They recently started making these “Savannah” honeys and they are delicious! Remember to opt for the 3oz jars for your guests who might be traveling on a plane!



5. Byrd Cookie Company has an array of treats, perfect for welcome bags! My favorite are their tins filled with cookies. Some even have scenes of Savannah on them!


6.  For some non-edible treats, Nourish has an amazing selection of candles and soaps. My favorite for guests are these travel tin candles, specifically the georgia peach scent!


And don’t forget about a wedding weekend menu of events! The one pictured above was designed by Samantha Sanford for Laurie & Brent’s wedding this past summer. It’s also a nice gesture to include bottles of water, or even a local beer like Southbound or Coastal Empire Beer. Many of our clients opt for a personalized “to-go” cup as a nod to the city’s open container laws. Don’t forget to have fun with choosing the bag too!

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About AGrayHarper

Andrea Gray Harper is an artist, designer, and maker who incorporates embroidery, screen-printing, and digital techniques into her handmade objects. A native of the Southeastern United Sates, Gray’s exposure to tropical plants and a lack of winter season garnished her love for the outdoors, plants, and bright colors. In 2007 Gray received a B.F.A degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Textiles and Fashion. Since then she has attained an M.F.A in Fibers, participated in various solo and group exhibitions and trade shows, won Second Place in the Annual Juried Artist Book Symposium at the ACA Library of SCAD, and received the Ben C. Morris travel scholarship to study abroad in Cambodia. Today Gray is working on a variety of projects, from photo styling to garden design and event planning.

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