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Gifting for guests: a warm welcome

When your guests enter their hotel or lodging accommodations for your wedding weekend, there is nothing that will delight them more than a lovely welcome gift waiting for them in their room. Whether you choose to put together a branded welcome basket filled with goodies for the festivities ahead, or simply offer a tasty treat with a hand written note, your guests will certainly appreciate the thoughtful touch. Here are a few of our favorite companies that specialize in gifting and inspire us when we are developing gifting components for our clients.

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Image via Gifts for the Good Life

We are always blown away by the creativity and thoughtful touch points included in the branding by Gifts for the Good Life. Each piece is unique and tells a story within the design of the gifting experience. The layers of detail, personality and consistency in the design shines through in every gifting experience. We always look forward to seeing what they put together for the Engage Summits!


Image via Once Wed

Teak & Twine is another fantastic resource for gifting inspiration. We love how they source the most beautiful products (many of which are made in the USA!) to create their wow-worthy gift boxes. When developing gift boxes for your event, we love including local products that are unique to the geographic region where you are hosting the celebration. Your guests can discover pieces that are special to you and your wedding location. Another great element to include with your gift boxes are a customized map and itinerary with dining and activity recommendations along with a list of bride and groom favorites.


Image via Jamie Cooks

Cherry Republic is a local favorite in Northern Michigan. They are known for their gourmet cherry products and gifts. They put together beautiful gift boxes filled with delicious cherry jams, mustards, nut mixes, chocolate covered cherries & more! Your guests will love these tasty treats…and as they say, you can always find the way to someone’s heart through their stomach!

Gifting4Image via Packed Party

Packed Party has a gift box for nearly every occasion. They send fabulously themed packages to allow the recipient to “have a party for one!” The items inside the gift box are all focused on that theme along with a note on why it was sent. When developing gifting pieces for your event, you can think beyond the welcome gift. Perhaps you give your bridesmaids a gift to help them pamper themselves while getting ready for your nuptials. Or instead of a welcome gift, maybe you send a small thank you gift to your guests to show your appreciation for them participating in your wedding weekend. A client last summer sent a custom mug with their wedding logo and a gourmet s’mores kit to ensure their guests would would remember the event long after they exchanged “I Do’s.”

Happy Gifting