Wedding

The Paper Goods: Hotel Room Bags & Favors

September 29, 2016

Hotel room bags:

My Mother-in-Law and I worked together to make these adorable, fun-filled bags for the wedding guests staying overnight at the hotel. She is super crafty and creative & found these great bags with accessories that matched our gold theme from Etsy.

Etsy = a bride’s BFF when wedding planning!

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The Etsy package we went with had the cutest water bottle stickers.

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Adam and I did a Costco run to fill the bags with yummy goods. During our joint Bachelor/Bacherlorette Β & bridal shower weekend, we had an assembly line going with my MIL and family to fill these bad boys!

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In each bag:

  • weekend itinerary
  • Door hanger
  • Goldfish
  • Book Chicka Pop popcorn
  • 2 water bottles
  • Granola bars
  • M&Ms
  • a packet of Advil (hangovers can be a you know what πŸ˜‰
  • Mini altoids

TheΒ DIY weekend itinerary was super easy to make!

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I just googled a word search generator and plugged in our wedding words for the day πŸ™‚

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The Favors:

A photo-booth was positioned in the corner of theΒ  reception room which was a HUGE hit. Our guests were able to print as many copies as they wanted and we were given a copy for our keeps as well. It was a fun way to make memories and send our guests home with a picture from the night.

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For a few weeks I searched for a way to create something that would serve as an escort card and a favor while keeping in mind our budget. I stumbled upon a DIY escort/favor idea that seemed unique and not wasteful, since most of the time at weddings the favors are left behind. So here’s what we did…

Lotto card favor/escort cards

What you’ll need:

  • Glassine envelopes

On Amazon we purchased glassine envelopes. The Number 3 sizeΒ glassine envelope matched and fitΒ theΒ lotto card size perfectly.

  • Pennies

Get a roll of pennies from the bank, or use loose pennies if you have enough.

  • Stickers
    • Circular templates from Office Max to print Guests name and table numbers
    • Decorate stickers to secure the envelope closed

Choose whatever stickers that fit your theme! I chose pink, red and purple hearts since I couldn’t find gold hearts in time

Directions:Β 

After you’ve completed your table seating arrangement, using the template that comes with the circular stickers type the name and table number using whatever font you fancy.

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Add seating arrangement on the front of the envelope.

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Next, insert one lotto card and one penny into the envelope.

*Tip: hold back from scratching off all of the lotto tickets with hopes to win the jackpot! heh

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Use a sticker to close the envelope. We used purple, red and pink hearts (I couldn’t find gold hearts in time to fit our theme).

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*Tip: best completed with two people, good music and a glass of wine

What was your wedding favor?

Cheers!

xxJ

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