How about a quick photo sneak peek of what’s ahead in this post?
We were lucky enough to arrive a couple days a head of our guests so I had time to assemble the OOT bags in the evening. The first thing I did was lay a few of them out so I could take a picture. I mean, isn’t that what every blogger bride does when assembling something for the wedding? *grin*
Each of the bags were hand sewn with love by Mama-In-Law Meerkat. She even created braided handles from the matching material. Not a single one of the bags had the same color or pattern so each guest had their very own unique bag.
Now, onto the goodies within. I wanted practical and useful items to go into the bags.
You have already seen the custom first aid kits and water bottles with each guest’s name. To that we also added a flip flop luggage tag, an underwater camera, and a mini photo album with photo share information attached. And to keep it all tied in with our travel theme, I created a schedule of events that resembled a passport.
Inside was a schedule for the wedding and some fun information about us.
As I filled each bag, I lined them up so we could deliver them to our guests as they arrived.
The overall response? Our guests went nuts over these! They carried the bags everywhere including to our wedding. While every single one of our guests told us they never excepted “gifts,” they were all very excited to get them. I loved handing them to each guest and seeing the smiles that spread over their faces.
I can’t tell you how thankful I am that Mama-In-Law Meerkat was in charge of these. I never could have made something so amazing. Did you have a project for the wedding that you were so happy to let someone else be in charge of?