For our destination wedding, I knew we were going to do welcome bags. I wanted to welcome our guests with some creature comforts after their long flights and drives to Carmel. I scoured the web/pinterest for hours thinking of what would be both budget-friendly and useful on this vacation. I came up with a few items that were in our budget.
Our welcome bags included:
- Re-useable Tote bag (purchased from Pick Your Plum)
- Handmade elastic hair ties
- Itinerary + Welcome letter
- Local beer / box of wine
- Custom bottle koozie
- Flip flops
- California Guidebook
Here are 70 more ideas for your welcome bags! Enjoy.
Welcome Bag Ideas
- Clif bar
- chicago mix popcorn
- artisan olive oil
- artisan balsamic vinegar
- fresh fruit
- artisan sea salt
- box of chocolates
- custom packaged soap
- printed list of things to do
- local guidebook
- hand warmers
- local postcards (pre-stamped)
- local handmade lotion
- shout pen or wipes
- elastic hair ties
- mini first aid kit
- bobby pins
- safety pins
- travel sewing kit
- custom door hangers
- travel candle
- hangover kit
- lip balm
- flip flops
- beach towel
- salt water taffy
- luggage tags
- icebreaker activity (guest bingo)
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When I was shopping for my wedding dress, I wanted something ‘beachy.’ At the time, I was determined to get married on a beach, near the water. While we ended up deciding that the beach wasn’t exactly what we thought, the dress I chose was unique and very budget-friendly (I purchased it from Ann Taylor).
Since, February is all about weddings on Ms. Giggles, I thought I would pull together some of my favorite unique Etsy wedding dresses available now.
Did you buy your wedding dress from an Etsy shop? What was your experience?
Let us know in the comments.
Evergreen trees. Burlap fabric. Sweet tea. All things that are perfect at a rustic themed wedding. This amazing wedding theme pulls major influences from the outdoors and is extremely en vogue right now.
Rustic Love Moodboard
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What’s more awesome about the rustic theme concept? It can be done on a budget. Burlap fabric from your local fabric store runs on the cheap. Bunches of babies breath in french flower buckets are both beautiful and understated. Creating a fun wood sign need only white paint, nails, and wood!
Can you tell I love this theme?
So it’s been a few months but after my trip to LA last week (yes, I went again) I wanted to post our honeymoon photos. We did a lot during our time in LA so here are just a few of the fun ones.
Our first stop on our drive down Highway 1 was Hearst Castle. I would recommend the tour of this amazing property.
A quick stop in at the Google Headquarters in LA to fit the Google Glass!
Since we were in Santa Monica, we stopped at the pier and beach.
I love doors… my favorite thing to photograph.
We did the Warner Brother’s tour. Below is the midwest town setup.
and the Friends couch!
The Gilmore Girls Gazebo
We decided to do an overnight trip to San Diego and on the way stopped at Bruxie, a waffle sandwich shop (AMAZING).
After returning from San Diego, we went downtown LA to the artist district and did some shopping.
Toured the Unique Space (a co-working space in LA).
We seriously had a blast. We went to a few comedy shows and a taping of @midnight too. Literally it’s a haven for comedy so if you want to go see someone – go to LA!