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Grey Ghost Bakery

Grey Ghost Bakery handmakes scrumptious cookies that are a must have in your welcome bags especially for South Carolina weddings!  Here are a few facts about the Charleston, South Carolina-based cookie company.

Grey Ghost Bakery Fun Facts:

1.  A small family-owned baking company in South Carolina.

2.  Baking up delicious, all natural, made-from-scratch, hand-formed, crisp and chewy cookies.

3.  Named after the Pawley Island, SC "Grey Ghost" - folklore from the Lowcountry that suggests a Grey Ghost appears to alert residents of coming storms.

4.  Katherine Frankstone, founder, learned to cook at a young age and transformed her hobby into her own specialty food company.

How to gift:

Grey Ghost cookies are available for your wedding welcome bags.  You have the option of ordering with the Grey Ghost label or no label so you can design your own and have your wedding branding across products in your welcome bags.

Our selection of flavors include: Peanut Butter, Lemon Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Orange, and Chocolate Espresso.

We offer our Grey Ghost cookies in packs of two with the option of including their sleek, clean vendor label.  If you're looking to show off where your welcome bag gifts come from definitely opt to include the Grey Ghost label so your guests will know where to find more cookies!

Our other option is to have us design custom labels for your cookies.  We can coordinate your labels with tags, welcome bag designs, welcome letters, and across many of our products for a cohesive look with your wedding's aesthetic.

To learn more about Grey Ghost Bakery visit them at https://greyghostbakery.com/

Help Designing Wedding Welcome Bags

Building wedding welcome bags can be overwhelming...

We are here to help!  We love working with brides/grooms to design the perfect welcome bags that reflect your style, location, wedding theme, and personalities.  

We offer free design services to help you visualize your welcome packages.  Provide us with a few details such as wedding location, colors, themes, names, date, save the dates, invitations, etc. and we'll put together two tote bag proofs and suggested gifts to go in them.  

Our goal is to simplify the welcome bag process, stay within your budget, coordinate with your wedding's aesthetic, and relieve you of any stress over welcome bags.

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Coordinate welcome bags with packaging, labelstags, and welcome notes for a cohesive welcome package.
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Sunshine Beverages - energy drinks filled with good ingredients, no artificial stuff.  The perfect pick me up for your wedding guests.  Made in Winston-Salem, NC.
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Bug Spray - keep your wedding guests bite free with our natural, lemon, and eucalyptus bug spray.  Made in Durham, NC by Lo & Behold.
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State Keychains - all states available.  Wonderful keepsakes your guests will enjoy everyday.  Handmade by Habit Nation in Millington, MI.
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State Cookies - all states available in any color combination - coordinate with welcome bag colors.  Handmade by P.S. Sweets in Atlanta, GA.
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Big Spoon Nut Butters - 3oz mason jars filled with handmade nut butters.  Several flavors available.  Handcrafted by Big Spoon Roasters in Durham, NC.Beautiful photograph courtesy of Emily Scannell.handmade welcome bag gifts
Keats Soaps - organic, unrefined, and all natural soaps handmade in small batches.  Several scents available.  Made in Keats, OH.

American Juice Company - Wedding Welcome Gifts

Christopher and Massimiliano founded the American Juice Company in 2012 when they took unique juice blends and made their mixers available for not only bars and restaurants, but individual use at home.  They combine natural ingredients with complex flavors for mixers that turn ordinary parties into extraordinary events.  Their mixers can be turned into hundreds of cocktails without fail.
 
Add American Juice Company mixers to your wedding welcome bags along with a mini bottle of alcohol so your guests can mix a delicious beverage to enjoy as they prepare to celebrate your wedding.
 
Here are some recipes to help inspire your welcome bags.  Be sure to include mixing instructions - we suggest printing them on one of our bag tags so you can tie them around your American Juice Company bottle for your guests to enjoy.
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Add a nip of vodka, a lime, a can of ginger ale, and a bottle of our Ginger Gershwin mixer.  
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Add a nip of gin, a lime, a can of tonic, and a bottle of our Lady Lychee mixer.


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Add a nip of gin, a lemon, a mini bottle of prosecco, and a bottle of our Lady Lychee mixer.
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For more recipes and to learn more about American Juice Company please visit them at http://www.americanjuicecompany.com/
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Aardvark Straws - The Original Paper Straw

Aardvark Straws were introduced in 2007 in response to a strong anti-plastic movement.  Consumers were moving away from plastic and looking for a more sustainable, eco-friendly option.  Aardvark filled this void by creating paper straws that are manufactured with the original paper straw company that was established in 1888.  

Marvin Stone's original paper straw patent was dusted off and modernized by Aardvark.  Now Aardvark creates straws using natural papers that are more sustainable and durable than other paper straws available today.  Not only are they eco-friendly, they are also made in the USA, FDA compliant, biodegradable and compostable, and they use only food-grade materials.  Now that's a quality straw!

Here are a few ideas for how to use our colorful straws for your wedding:

1.  Tie them together with a beverage and a snack tag and add them to your welcome bags.

2.  Put them in glass vases and sprinkle them around your reception for your guests' convenience.  

3.  Add to your signature cocktail at your cocktail hour.

4.  Gift them in your welcome bags by bundling 5-6 together and tying them with baker's twine for your guests to use throughout the weekend.

5.  Welcome out of town guests with two straws, a mason jar, one of our cocktail mixes, and a small bottle of liquor.

Learn more about Aardvark Straws here.

Moonlight Makers - Sweet Handmade Goods

Claire and Nicole are neighbors and best friends who started their company, Moonlight Makers, based in Asheville, North Carolina a few years ago.  Moonlight Makers is a collection of sweet handmade goods that are offered online and on the road in their turquoise mini bus they've converted into a mobile store.  Moonlight Makers design and screen/digitally print wall art, greeting cards, shirts, tea towels, mugs, and more.  
Claire and Nicole in their mini bus shop.
Here are a few samples of Claire and Nicole's clever designs.

Moonlight Maker's designs are incredibly witty and we love their play on words.  

These products would make wonderful gifts from bride/groom to bride/groom.
 When we saw their adorable mountain prints on tea towels we knew we had to offer them as wedding gifts for guests.  Their mountain tea towels are completely customizable.  You can add your event city, couple's names, wedding date, or any text you'd like.  Moonlight Makers will create a proof of your custom tea towels and we'll send them along for your approval.  One side of the tea towel has a larger graphic and the other side has a slightly smaller graphic of your design.  Our custom mountain tea towels are available for bulk orders only at $12 each so you can grab enough for all of your wedding guests to enjoy.  Add them to your wedding welcome bags or roll them up and tie them with a ribbon and a thank you tag for your reception favors.  They are handmade and screen printed by Moonlight Makers in Asheville, North Carolina.
You can check out all of Moonlight Maker's punny designs at: http://www.moonlightmakers.com/

 

Breakfast in Bed - Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas

Treat your guests with breakfast in bed!  Here are our top choices for creating the perfect breakfast-inspired welcome packages.  
Start with custom designed tote bags (our XS tote is pictured here and fits all of the goodies pictured as well).  Add handcrafted granola made in Cary, North Carolina, Savannah Bee Company honey, and our handmade cheeseboards for a darling keepsake.  
Add mini maple syrups for your guests to enjoy.  Our East Mountain Maple Syrups are made in New Hampshire and our Blackberry Patch maple syrups are handmade in Georgia.
Our locally crafted jams are a great addition to breakfast inspired welcome packages.  Choose between our North Carolina crafted jams and our Georgia preserves, jams, and jellies.
A bag of grits mix make unique, fun breakfast gifts for southern weddings.

Your guests can enjoy one of our handcrafted honeys as welcome gifts and take leftovers home to enjoy after your event.
Gift your guests handmade granolas in your breakfast welcome packages such as our Queen Farina granolas packaged in delightful milk bottles or our Double M granolas with delicious flavor combinations.
No breakfast welcome package is complete without teas and coffees.  Choose from our artisan teas and coffee beans.
A few mementos to complete your breakfast welcome package include tea towels and mini cheese boards for a lovely touch your guests will enjoy for years to come while remembering your special event.

Massachusetts Wedding Welcome Gift Ideas

No matter the season, Massachusetts has a lot to offer when it comes to planning your wedding.  Leaf peepers can have a fall wedding in western Massachusetts perhaps in a rustic barn surrounded by gorgeous foliage.  Enjoy winter weddings in the Berkshires with breathtaking views and blankets of fresh fallen snow.  Celebrate your big day with a spring wedding in Boston taking photos amongst the stunning flowers in Boston Common and the Boston Public Gardens.  And of course you could throw a summertime beach wedding on Cape Cod.  Regardless of your location within Massachusetts we have some great suggestions for making your guests feel welcome.   

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Massachusetts state silhouette totes with the heart over your wedding city.

boston ma totes for wedding welcome bags

Customizable tote bags with the city name, state, the couples' names and wedding date.

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Cape Cod specific silhouette totes great for weddings, bachelorette parties, and bridal party gifts.
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Celebrate Massachusetts culture with beach themed totes such as our crabs holding hands creating a heart design.
anchor wedding welcome totes

For your nautical wedding include totes with our anchor design.
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Include our sea glass, shells, and starfish soaps as a welcome gift for your beach wedding.
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massachusetts keychains for welcome gifts for weddings

Our Boston and Massachusetts keychains make for wonderful keepsakes for your wedding guests or bridal party.  Tie them with a ribbon to the handle of your totes for a charming presentation.

 

massachusetts wedding welcome bag stationery

Your guests will love a hand written note from the bride and groom or blank stationery they can use in the future.  These adorable cards include a gold foiled Massachusetts state silhouette.

massachusetts inspired welcome bag gift new england book

Our New England field guides will welcome your out of town guests to Massachusetts as well as New England as a whole.  They offer local interviews, historical anecdotes, hand-drawn maps, and city recommendations.

 

massachusetts wedding welcome gift wood cut ornaments

Bamboo ornaments can be used for holiday wedding favors.
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Wine toppers with the state of Massachusetts in soapstone.

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Massachusetts state bottle openers.

Coasters for Boston-based weddings.

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Massachusetts state silhouette cookie cutters.

boston salt water taffy for welcome gifts

Salt water taffy treats made in Massachusetts.  A Massachusetts staple.

beer brittle for welcome bags

Cabot's Candy beer brittle also made in Massachusetts.

Arizona Wedding Gift Ideas

Whether your building gifts for your bridesmaids, your reception favors, or your wedding welcome bags we've got you covered!  Shop by state for locally inspired gifts that will make your out of town guests swoon.  Welcome your guests or thank your wedding party with these Arizona state inspired gifts.
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Package everything up nicely in our Arizona or Cactus tote bags.  Perfect unisex totes for bridesmaids, groomsmen, and all wedding guests.
arizona wristlet and tote for bridesmaid gifts
Your bridesmaids will love a custom designed Arizona wristlet or clutch they can use on your big day.
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Gift a box of Arizona state stationery for your bridesmaids or handwrite a "Thank you for coming" note to each of your wedding guests.
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State wine toppers make lovely reception gifts for your guests.
arizona bottle openers for groomsmen
Don't forget your groomsmen!  They'll love our Arizona state bottle openers.

How to Personalize Your Wedding Welcome Bags

We are often asked if wedding guests truly appreciate customizations or if they prefer totes without custom text that they can use after the event.  Our answer is always the same - it's up to you!!  There are pros and cons to ordering totes with custom text, but regardless, your guests will find a use for they're welcome bags after the wedding day.  Adding text will remind your guests of where they received the bag and what fun they had at your event.  Not adding text will allow your guests to tote around a cute everyday bag without your names/date/location on it, which they may appreciate in the long run.  The amount you customize your totes is completely up to you.  You can be more subtle with just your initials or more bold with your full names, wedding location, and wedding date.  Here are some examples of wedding welcome bags with custom text along with our font options.  Whenever you add custom text to your tote we will always send along multiple proofs with various font options until we have the perfect totes for your event.

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These Arizona tote bags combine two different fonts with custom text including the couples names and wedding date.  We love the effect of combining casual fonts with more whimsical, elegant fonts to make certain words stand out.
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This design combined our Michigan State Tote Bags on the front with our Personalized Gift Bags on the back.  
block island wedding welcome bags
Our Block Island tote bags here include a subtle customization with the couple's wedding date placed discretely at the bottom of the image in a small font size.
california wedding welcome bags
We love combining different font styles, but in this case, the same font for the couple's names and their special date worked very nicely.  We changed the font size between the two lines to create a pleasant, visually appealing look.
Hawaii custom wedding welcome totes
We love playing with color when adding text.  We can change the text color or keep it the same as the state image.  Names/dates/location aren't the only text we can add to the bags.  If you have a quote, symbol, hashtag we can add just about anything to customize your totes.
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In this Massachusetts wedding welcome tote we added text above the state and changed the color to coordinate with the heart color.
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Greet your out of town guests with "Welcome to..." text added to your bags.
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A simple way to customize your totes is to add the couple's initials to the bag.  We can add them in any color and any placement on the bag.  We can even add text inside the state silhouette with the text the same color as the bag.
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Here is an example of text being added inside the state/country silhouette.  We also added a hashtag below the state/country so guests will have a reminder for tagging photos of your big day.
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We love the simple elegance of these welcome bags with the date printed just below the silhouette.  It is a subtle way to personalize your wedding welcome totes.  This will be a fun reminder of your special day when your guests are using their totes after your wedding weekend.
california hotel welcome bags for out of town guests
Add custom text for any event, not just weddings.  Here is an example of totes we made for a baby shower.
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custom location cape code wedding totes
If you want to add text that is more generic than your names and date simply add your wedding location.  This is especially special for destination weddings.
nyc skyline tote bags
We love the use of grey and black on our totes - the perfect combination for sleek, sophisticated weddings.
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We offer a range of fonts to reflect the mood of your wedding.  Is it an elegant affair in a stylish city or a whimsical reception in a rustic barn?  Use different fonts to add custom text that coordinates with your wedding theme.
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We can place text any which way on our totes to create fun, visually appealing designs that flow element to element.font options for personalization on custom wedding welcome bags
Our font options include whimsical and elegant fonts along with bold and classic fonts.  Once you place your order that includes custom text we will mix and match elements and create a range of proofs for you to review.  Then, we will work together to finalize a design that reflects your personality and the theme of your wedding.  Additional fees may apply to designs that require an additional color along with designs that are printed on the front and back of your welcome totes.  We will be sure to disclose which designs require additional fees during the design process.

Presentation is Everything - How to create wedding welcome bags that will WOW your guests

Ever heard the phrase "love at first sight?" Perhaps your love story started that way.  Now it's time for your guests to fall in love with your wedding.  One of the first impressions your wedding will have on your guests involves your wedding welcome packages.  Make sure they fall in love at first sight with your event by gifting them a beautiful welcome bag inside and out.  We offer a range of packaging options so you can jazz up your welcome bags in your own creative way.  Hand letter labels, add pops of color, and tie a beautiful ribbon on the handles.  

Here are a few of our suggestions on how to style your wedding welcome bags so they WOW your wedding guests.

Start with a simple ribbon for an instant pop of color.  They coordinate beautifully with the hearts on our state tote bags.
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Hand letter a welcome note to your guests using our colorful bag tags.
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Fill your packages with coordinating crinkle paper or tissue paper.
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And don't forget the confetti and balloons!  Fill up our mini balloons with helium for welcome bags that will make your guests feel like a kid again!
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We have worked hard to coordinate colors, themes, and ideas across vendors for truly unique, fun, one of a kind wedding welcome bags.  Have fun building your own party-in-a-bags!!  Email megan@mokoandco.com for design help and guidance.