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Updated: Oct 24, 2019

There’s no better way to greet your wedding guests than with a beautifully wrapped welcome box or one-of-a-kind basket full of your love and appreciation (in the form of food and gifts of course). Your guests, especially those who spent hours traveling, will no doubt be grateful for those branded waters and carefully curated snack packs.

Wedding welcome bags and boxes are exciting to think about as they can be such a fun extension of the wedding brand. When it comes to branding your gift we’ve targeted 3 important areas to consider.

The first is the actual vessel that you’ll use. Once the gift items have been chosen, it’s time to figure out what they’ll fit best in. This could be a bag, or a box or even a basket or tote. The type of containment will depend heavily on the budget but also what will best hold them on (size and weight). Regardless of the box used a tag or sticker on the outside will let your guests know that the gift at the hotel lobby is part of the wedding experience. Here are some fun ideas of branded welcome boxes.

The second way to brand your welcome box is to include labels on some or all of the items included in the box. This could include water bottle labels to small tags on tied goods or stickers on bagged items. All options are a great way to share sweet messages, include a hashtag or simply continue the branded theme throughout.

And last but not least is the inclusion of a welcome note and/or itinerary. This branded card will provide a special message along with any important details for the wedding weekend. Be sure to include times, important parking info and wedding contacts (such as a planner). It can also be helpful to share with your guests your favorite restaurants or hot spots.

To get started building your branded token of appreciation visit welcome box in our Online Shop.

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Updated: Oct 3, 2019

Your furry best friend successfully carried your rings all the way down the aisle?! What better way to pay homage to your him than with his namesake on every cocktail napkin and sign!

Cocktail signs and cocktail napkins are a great way to have some fun at your reception. While they certainly provide another opportunity to carry on the wedding design theme, it’s also the perfect place to tastefully deviate from the wedding brand. It all starts with a great concept and beautiful artwork.

Cocktail signs are gaining popularity, particularly those with signature drinks that are meaningful to the couple. We’ve seen everything from a fun drink name that honors a memorable vacation to the name of a couple’s dog along with his/her image.

You'd rather stick to the theme? Signature cocktail signs can be a great way to carry it through to your wedding reception. Some couples choose to have two different signature drinks; one for the bride and one for the groom, one for each bride, one for each groom, whatever strikes your fancy! You can add a sketch of the finished cocktail or a custom watercolor painting of your wedding or reception venue.

Cocktail napkins are also a place where we see couples show their unique personalities. Foil pressed monograms are a big hit with a lot of our couples on their wedding day. The foil can be matte or shiny depending on the look you're going for. We also love the sweet, soft look of full color watercolor monograms!

Why not have some fun with your reception cocktail napkins? Adding an image of your furry friend, a funny anecdote, or even some fun facts can be the perfect way to add your personality to the festivities!

If you are ready to create a new design with custom artwork let us know! Or, find one of our predesigned signs or napkins today!

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Updated: Sep 25, 2019

Of all the decisions you make when it comes to your big day, food likely makes its way to the top in order of importance. And what better way to share those essential edible details than with a menu that carries your theme right through to your tablescape

Traditional menus, which simply list the contents of the reception meal, are commonly found at each place setting. Menus often provide the couple another opportunity to showcase their wedding theme with a monogram or design feature that may have been used in their invitation suite. This is often achieved with digital printing on a standard rectangular size. However, if budget allows, unique shapes and high-end press types are worth considering.

Though less common, table-top menus are also an option. These are often framed and located at the center of the table for the seated guests to share. Larger poster-sized menus provide another way to share details and these seem to rising in popularity. The larger menu signs, which are also framed, typically greet guests as they enter the reception or food line.

While a menu’s most important job is to inform your guests of the entrées to come, it’s not uncommon for them to do double-duty. When designed specifically, menus can also serve as place cards. As you might guess, menu place cards direct guests to their specific seat at the table. While menu place cards are typically more expensive than a traditional menu, you can save money when you pair the two together.

Menus can also serve as a key for wait staff when different entrées are being served at the reception. They can be designed with the obvious icons (cow for beef, fish for salmon, and so on). Or if a more subtle look is desired a unique border could be added to the menu to indicate the different dishes.

Whether you include a note of thanks on back or list the order of events for the evening, there are lots of creative ways to make your menu perfect for your wedding! For more inspiration follow us on instagram or visit our website.

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