As our guests had come from very far away (the farthest being my cousin Winn who lives in Grenada), we wanted to make them feel welcome and give them a few tips to help make their trip even more enjoyable. We also included a few of our favorite local items to give it some Hawaiian flare. And of course, as everything else in the wedding was, the bags and items within were branded to our wedding.
1. 101 Things to do on the Big Island: A really great guide to the best activities on the Island
2. Kona Coffee, mmmm
3. Kraft Paper Bag: I loved the idea of using this in lieu of a cloth keepsake bag, because let’s be honest, who really reuses those
4. Caroline & Mike are tying the knot tag (extras from the wedding invitations, thank you printers!) and raffia to tie the bag
5. Kona Brewery Beer, mmm
6. Caroline & Mike are tying the knot KOOZIES (I love koozies, any excuse to design a koozie)
7. Aloha stamp my mom located on the island and a custom C&M logo stamp I had printed (along with return address stamps, I LOVE making rubber stamps. I think I’ll dedicate an entire post to custom stamps)
8. Welcome Letter with restaurant recommendations and directions (complete with maps!) to wedding events
9. Macadamia Nuts
10. White chocolate macadamia nut Hershey’s kisses. Yes, those are as good as they sound.
Thank you again to Toby Hoogs for the amazing photography. He was nice enough to humor me while I was getting ready and allow me to help him arrange the welcome kit for these images.
Tomorrow I have shots of all the collateral in action at the wedding!