Even if you’re getting married just down the road from your apartment, chances are your wedding will be a destination for at least a few of your guests. And if you’re getting married in the South, almost any location will feel like an idyllic place to visit! :) Whether near or far, play up all things local with a welcome gift for your guests–either themed around the state in which you’re saying “I do’ or the states from which you hail. We jump started your imagination in Southern Weddings V9 with luxe boxes from four Southern states, but know this is just a starting point.
P.S. If you have a large guest list, don’t be intimidated by the grandeur of these boxes–feel free to reserve the full complement for VIP guests (your families and bridal party), and then wrap up just an item or two for everyone else!
Introduce your guests to the Commonwealth in classic style. For this box, Marigold & Grey included mini bottles of Pellegrino; a booklet with information about the wedding weekend by Poppy & Scooter; Virginia pears; roasted Virginia peanuts; trail mix in a muslin bag; and a sugar cookie in the shape of Virginia’s state flower, the dogwood, by Two Sugars.
The Bluegrass State is represented in racing form with this box from Memento & Muse, including mini bottles of Perrier, caramel corn, state-shaped sugar cookies by Oak City Cookies, a sweet note from the couple in a horseshoe frame with calligraphy by Quietude Co., Molly & Me bourbon pecans, and all the ingredients for a single-serve mint julep.
Teak & Twine captured the artisan cowboy vibe of Nashville today with this monochromatic welcome box, tied off with custom leather disks from Warfield Supply. Tucked inside are an Olive & Sinclair chocolate bar, a Moscow Mule carryon cocktail kit, Willa’s shortbread cookies, and two monogrammed copper mugs from Mark & Graham.
A Signature Welcome capitalized on the talented companies based in Raleigh to welcome guests to the Old North State. Included in one of ASW’s custom boxes is a bag of Counter Culture coffee, a Videri sea salt chocolate bar, Moravian cookies, a jar of Outer Banks sea salt, Five Points Baking Co. cheese straws, a can of Legendary Sunshine Beverage, a watercolor itinerary by One & Only Paper, and a custom Revelry + Remedy kit created by the ASW team.
For more from our newest issue, pick up a copy in the Southern Weddings Shop or on newsstands around the South!