we're kicking into high gear at stacey & company, helping everyone get ready for 2010 summer and fall weddings. last year we found these super cute jute* bags (made by a floral supply company) but we LOVE them for hotel welcome bags.
don't know what that is? when you do a block of rooms at a hotel for your wedding guests, it is fun to leave them a little treat either in their room or upon check in. it is a nice way to thank them for traveling to your wedding. these bags can also be a vehicle for helping your guests get to know the area.
often we'll include a wedding itinerary or local pocket guide for them to reference through out the weekend. also when you're staying at a hotel or resort that does not offer mini bars in the room - the little bags are a great place to stash sweet and salty snacks for them to much on between events or late night after the merriment. we'll often work with the couple to pull together their favorites, local specialties and just plain fun treats.
these 'jutee cutie' bags come in lots of fun colors that can coordinate with your wedding theme. we love the bags too because they stand up on their own, are big enough to hold pleanty of stuff!
in this case we created a san francisco pocket guide to help the out-of-town guests navigate around town and know when and where to hook up with the group and pick up the shuttle to the wedding in stern grove.
we worked with an illustrator to design custom pencil sketches to be used on the pocket guide, the program and the CD we enclosed in the hotel welcome bag.
*jute is increasingly being looked at as an alternative source for making paper, rather than cutting down trees for pulp.