Ideas for Meaningful Gift Bags for Wedding Guests?

I once received a little bag of do dads that had special meaning. I'm looking for a site that would have some ideas for creating such a gift to thank guests at a wedding and tell them how much they mean to us. Any ideas?

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By D Gulla from Weymouth, MA

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October 12, 20110 found this helpful
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My then soon-to-be husband and I spent a very pleasant evening in early Jan 2011 filling little organza bags we bought from a crafts house online. We placed the bags at each guests table setting, and the bags were very well received:) He has beautiful calligraphy skills so we used a very nice card stock and he wrote a personalized thank-you for sharing our day note to attach to each bag.

You can spend a lot of money on those little gifts, or you can make them yourself; we used paper thistle, heather, roses, and my husband's family tartan in ribbon to make a small boutonniere/corsage to pin to each bag as a memento of our wedding, we also put wedding confetti, a champagne shaped bubbles and wand, and five sugared almonds in each bag.

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Depending on your budget, gear the gifts towards the age and interests of your guests. Ours were all our age, lol, mid-fifties and were pleased to send us off in a shower of soap bubbles while wearing their 'wedding flowers' pins. I also gave each of the ladies at the wedding and luncheon (receptions aren't done in Scotland for the most part, a wedding 'breakfast' or luncheon is the norm) a rose from my bouquet.

When we were looking up all of this stuff in preparation for our frugal wedding, we saw some very elaborate gifts. Everything from mini-perfumes and after shaves, pocket knives, engraved trinket boxes, cigarette lighters, to silk scarves-wow, weddings can be very expensive! Google wedding favours to see what ideas you can find, that's how we came up with the ideas we used.

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Our one year anniversary is coming up in January (17th) and we are sending a handmade card to each guest timed to arrive on our anniversary to thank them again for sharing that special day with us; on the card will be a hand embroidered fridge magnet.

Hope this helps, and thank-you for letting me bang on about one of the happiest days of my life:)

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October 9, 20110 found this helpful

Gender neutral, eh, I'm not sure. what gifts were in the one you received?

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October 10, 20110 found this helpful

I have never heard of doing something like that at a wedding. All I have ever heard of is putting a small momento of the wedding at each place setting at the reception.

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If it isn't a sit down reception you could have a couple people had them out as people arrive. You could also google the topic and see what you find.

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