One thing we have been working on for months is our welcome bags. Since this is a destination wedding, all guests will receive a package at check-in. We wanted to have items in the bag which showed the New Orleans spirit while giving our guests a peek of the fun they would have over the few days spent in the big easy.
personalized plastic mason jars with a screw on lid and straw decorated with our names, a fleur de lis and the city/date of the wedding.
The ONLY store bought bloody mary mix I will buy is Zing Zang. Many moons ago, Gabe and I were both bartenders and pre-made bloody mary mix used to be something I turned my nose up to. That is until I was introduced to Zing Zang years ago. These days, I rarely make my own mix, because Zing Zang is perfect, just the way it is. In our hangover kits, we will provide our guests with 10oz bottles.
You cannot have a bloody mary without vodka. My newest DIY project is personalized miniature bottles of vodka. I am purchasing empty 50L bottles and creating labels which will feature our caricature. Once this project is complete, I will be posting about it :)
If I have a little too much fun the night before, there are few things I can eat. Pretzels are an item that helps me feel like a normal human being. My choice? Pretzel Crisps Everything flavor. At only 110 calories per serving, these wont hurt your diet.
Finally last but certainly not least - Blowfish for Hangovers. I was introduced to this product last year from a Klout perk. It really works. Not only have I tried it but Gabe and my best friend Keri also put their seal of approval on the miracle hangover remedy.
Did you have welcome bags at your wedding? If so, what did you put in them?