Before I share pics from the wedding, I wanted to go back and share some details that I didn’t get to blog about before the wedding.
While out-of-town (OOT) guest bags are totally unnecessary, it’s a nice surprise for guests to receive this little goodie bag of welcome treats. It’s yet one more unnecessary wedding detail to which I was fully committed. Because I am Pug the Magnanimous. Or because I was looking for ways to use up my time instead of doing real work.
Here’s what I chose for the bags:
A little nod to our current city. Mr. Pug thinks they’re gross, but what does he know. These were great because they take up space—this was key, because I kinda ran out of ideas/energy to fill these OOT bag suckers to the brim.
A nod to the Bay Area. Mr. Pug and I love See’s chocolate, and the Krispys have convenient individual wrapping. These are kind of pricey, so people only got 2 or 3 measly bits.
My sister cooked up a massive batch of peanuts with Old Bay Seasoning (recipe was retooled by my sister to add tons more Old Bay), as a nod to my home state of Maryland. I salivate at the thought of just dunking a finger in a tin of Old Bay and licking it. Hehe, not that I do that—I mean who does that? Gross, not me.
A nod to Pittsburgh. Apparently Sarris Candies is a Pittsburgh institution—but I’m just relying on Mr. Pug for that information. I have not checked my source. Anyway, it was kind of like pitting Pittsburgh (ha!) Sarris against Bay Area See’s. As with the See’s, these were a little pricey, so there was only one for you!
We included granola for no particular reason except that granola is good to snack on and my sister makes a mean, mean chocolate granola. She made about 5 other types before settling on this one. I love her.
Do you like OOT bags? What have been some of your favorite items (either ones given or received)?