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:
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.
Learn more about Aardvark Straws here.
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.
Customizable tote bags with the city name, state, the couples' names and wedding date.
Cape Cod specific silhouette totes great for weddings, bachelorette parties, and bridal party gifts.
Celebrate Massachusetts culture with beach themed totes such as our crabs holding hands creating a heart design.
For your nautical wedding include totes with our anchor design.
Include our sea glass, shells, and starfish soaps as a welcome gift for your beach wedding.
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.
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.
Bamboo ornaments can be used for holiday wedding favors.
Wine toppers with the state of Massachusetts in soapstone.
Massachusetts state bottle openers.
Coasters for Boston-based weddings.
Massachusetts state silhouette cookie cutters.
Salt water taffy treats made in Massachusetts. A Massachusetts staple.
Cabot's Candy beer brittle also made in Massachusetts.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for design help and guidance.
It's no secret, craft beer is all the rage these days. We have to admit, there is nothing we love better than a Saturday night sitting outside at a brewery, enjoying well crafted beer, supporting local businesses, and soaking in the fall nights. We think locally crafted beers make wonderful additions to wedding welcome packages. You can swing by a local brewery near your wedding destination and pick up a few of their finely crafted bottles to surprise guests with. The craft beer movement has inspired our latest boozey welcome bag design. Pair our beer bottle welcome bag with our state inspired bottle openers, add in our soberdough bread mix, maybe a coaster or two, our NC beer map for North Carolina weddings, don't forget our lollihops (hops infused lollipops), and pick up some locally crafted beer for the perfect craft beer welcome package. All the while you will be supporting your local businesses, shopping small, and USA made - nothing beats those welcome packages!!
Beer inspired wedding welcome bags.
Hops infused lollipops.
State bottle openers for craft beer inspired welcome packages.
Mix with a bottle of craft beer for delicious soberdough bread.
USA made coasters for out of town wedding guest gifts.
North Carolina Beer Map for NC weddings.
Kimberly, the founder and maker behind Leccare Lollipops, never intended to become a full time lollipop creator, in fact, her career began as a mixologist and photographer. Yearning to combine her two passions, Kimberly, set off to discover how she could use both her skills in a creative manner. With a bit of trial and error and several attempts at creating artisan rock candy, Kimberly’s process led her to lollipops and she hasn’t looked back.
Kimberly worked for months perfecting her craft, playing with oils, spices, and flowers and using friends and family as taste-testers. The months of hard work have clearly paid off and the end result are lollipops that are as beautiful as they are delicious.
Kimberly combines locally sourced ingredients with simple, pure spices and simple syrups to create simply wonderful lollipops. Her Lavender and Marshmallow lollipops combine sweet ingredients with floral elements; floating flowers within the pops. Not only are the ingredients thoughtful, but also visually unique. Kimberly swirls, sprinkles, and mixes her ingredients just right to create a truly beautiful lollipop.
We are thrilled to offer Kimberly’s Leccare Lollipops as gifts for your wedding welcome bags. Your brides and grooms can choose from four assorted lollipop boxes or choose individual flavors in sets of 20 lollipops. Our Sweet Summer Box, Think Spring Box, and Coffee Love Box include 20 lollipops. Our Flower Hearts Boxes are sold in boxes of 100 lollipops.
Sweet Summer Box: 5 Watermelon Mojito, 5 Strawberry Lemon, 5 Raspberry Lemonade, and 5 Pineapple and Honey. This box of lollipops is perfect for summer weddings with coral, pink, yellow, and orange color schemes.
Think Spring Box: 5 Lavender and Marshmallow, 5 Rose and Honey, 5 Marigold, 5 Marshmallow and Hibiscus. The perfect floral lollipops for garden/spring weddings.
Coffee Love Box: 5 Pumpkin Spice Latter, 5 Cinnamon Latte, 5 Peppermint Latte, 5 Coffee Caramel. We love Leccare Lollipops’ Coffee Love Box; any coffee lover will be in coffee heaven with these pops. Pair them with our coffee beans from Enderly Coffee and our delicious biscotti for a coffee lover’s dream welcome tote.
Flower Hearts Box: 25 Rose and Honey, 25 Marigold, 25 Lavender and Marshmallow, 25 Marshmallow and Hibiscus. Spread the love of these heart shaped treats in your welcome packages.
Choose your own flavors. Sold in sets of 20 lollipops/flavor. Available flavors include: Honey and Pineapple, Marigold and Lemon, Lemon Burst, Apple and Pear, Cotton Candy (blue), Orange Soda, Blood Orange and Ginger, Cotton Candy (pink), Marshmallow and Hibiscus, Raspberry Coconut, Lavender and Vanilla Bean, Strawberries and Cream, Red Velvet Heart, Peaches and Cream, Apple Pie, Butterscotch and Caramel.
Add a sweet, playful element to your welcome packages with Leccare Lollipops.