Over the past few months I’ve had the honor of helping my sister-in-law plan wedding guest gift boxes for her daughter’s wedding. It’s been a lot of fun introducing Kathy (my SIL) to Pinterest and figuring out how to make boxes that reflected the bride and groom’s taste and also the host city.I started by creating a Pinterest board with ideas for Kathy and Emily (the bride) to vet. Emily’s wedding was held in a garden and her primary color was peach. Kathy from Tickled Peach Studio handled all the graphic designs for us, based on her mason jar bridal shower invitation. We altered the mason jar to a vase, since Emily’s wedding was formal and tweaked the peachy pink color of the invitation so it was more of a pure peach.
Kathy handled all the printing for us and I couldn’t have been more thrilled with how everything turned out. The labels were waterproof and high-quality — very easy to work with!
Here are the water bottle labels. Our plan was to build 100 boxes but we settled on 60. Whew! We set up an assembly line in the garage with packing tables. A wonderful friend of the family and my two girls pitched in and we had it done in a few hours — racing the rain the whole time.
Here are all our hat boxes. We planned so much for the boxes that we needed every inch of this 12 x 12 box from Firefly Store Solutions.
Kathy made these circle tags and I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to not have to punch the tags and ribbon holes myself!
We lined each box with two layers of peach tissue paper from Nashville Wraps.
We tried to focus on the practical, favorites of the bride and groom, as well as the town (Columbus, GA). We had a mix of things that would be helpful during the weekend and to take home later. Our gift baskets included:
- Veronica’s Health Crunch – oh my goodness this nut mix is soooo good
- Laura’s pralines
- Water bottles
- Peach and vanilla taffy
- Wedding mints
- Hand sanitizer
- Listerine breath strips
- Local honey
- Menu of local restaurants
- Map and directions from the wedding location to the reception
We topped off all the contents with more tissue paper to keep everything secure. My brother-in-law and another niece handled the early morning delivery of the boxes to the hotels.
I hope this gives you some ideas if you are planning a wedding with guests coming in from out-of-town. We heard from several guests that they really liked the boxes, so that made the effort 100% worth it. It was just a small part of a very beautiful wedding and I was thrilled to help make it happen!