Marigold & Grey Reveals 2017 “Thank You for Being my Bridesmaid” Curated Gift Box Designs

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

It’s always nerve-wracking hitting “launch” on brand new gift designs. After pouring so much time and energy each one, it feels like getting up on stage in front of an audience the size of, well, the ENTIRE internet. Eek, right!? Well, here goes nothing because our brand new 2017 “Thank You for Being my Bridesmaid” gift boxes are officially LIVE in our online shop! (Entire collection is offered with FREE SHIPPING). Without further adieu…

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For bridal party appreciation, we love the idea of focusing on items the maid of honor, bridesmaids and even junior bridesmaids can enjoy during the wedding weekend. Thanks to our recent partnership with Plum Pretty Sugar, we’re excited to see their gorgeous gown as a part of this new curated gift box design. Packaged in a sleek, modern white box, contents also include a box of rose bath bombs, signature “you are amazing” mug, nude Essie nail polish, and artisan lip balm. We finish it off with soft taupe ribbon, a gold foil “thank you for being my bridesmaid” gift tag and dried eucalyptus.

Thank You for Being My Bridesmaid – Blue

And for those gals who much prefer blue to blush, we have the blue option as well! Packaged in a sleek, modern white box, contents also include a box of rose bath bombs, signature “you are amazing” mug, nude Essie nail polish, and Rosebud Salve. We finish it off with soft taupe ribbon, a gold foil “thank you for being my bridesmaid” gift tag and dried eucalyptus.

Many Thanks

Did you blow out your gifting budget on your “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” gifts and not much left to spend as it nears the wedding weekend? Our signature “Many Thanks” gift may be small in size but it’s elegant and super thoughtful. It’s a fabulous way to show your appreciation for your bride tribe but at a manageable price point.

So, what do you think of the new gifts? Let us know in the comments or reach out via our contact page! We’d love to hear what you think!

 

What to Include in Groomsmen Gift Boxes

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Many of our clients who hire us to create custom wedding welcome gifts also ask us to create custom bridesmaids gifts and even bachelorette weekend gifts. But the girls aren’t the only ones having fun with gifting! We’re also seeing a huge increase in the number of requests for custom groomsmen gifts. Whether you choose to outsource the groomsmen gifts or take a trip to DIY-ville, I can’t wait to share some our tips for curating classic groomsmen gifts!

Reusable Packaging

We love using pine boxes for groomsmen gifts. They’re masculine and make a great storage solution for car keys, wallets, credit cards, and even cell phones long after the wedding weekend is over.

Getting Ready

Some of our favorite wedding photos are those of the groom and his groomsmen getting ready on wedding day. A small bottle of bourbon and accompanying flask make great keepsakes as well as something to enjoy and calm the nerves while getting dressed. (Bonus: this is good for the groom too!)

Wedding Attire

Including an item for groomsmen to wear on wedding day is practical and fun. We love patterned socks because who doesn’t love a fun pair, right? You can vary the patterns along the same color palette or keep the socks the same throughout all of the gifts.

Edibles

Groomsmen need snacks.We love Sugarfina pale ale pints because while they’re in the shape of beer pints, they have the delicious taste of citrus. Some other options to consider are trail mix, gourmet chocolates, granola or peanuts.

Keepsake

While we already mentioned the pine box acting as a keepsake item, we love the thought of adding just one more. We love the idea of the “mandle”…a manly candle. In this post you see tobacco scented candles with matchboxes for an added touch. But other traditionally masculine scents we’ve seen are pine, oak, and even firewood.

Finishing Touches

While we’re often known for our feminine finishes on our curated gift boxes, we believe that the finishing touches should always mirror the purpose of the gift. So, in this case, we’ve used kraft gift tags (Poppy & Scooter) with “you’re the man” text along with kraft basket fill and warm grey ribbon. You also might consider personalizing the gift tags with each guy’s name for that added touch!

The sky is truly the limit when it comes to creating bridesmaids gifts and groomsmen gifts so and what we’ve shown you today is merely a guideline. Have fun with it and we can’t wait to see what you come up with! For more information on our Custom Gift Design Service, please visit HERE.

Here’s Why Bachelorette Weekend Gifts Are Becoming a Wedding Trend

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Since starting boutique gifting service Marigold & Grey back in 2014, I have designed countless bridal party gifts and wedding welcome gifts and while the demand for these types of curated gifts aren’t going anywhere, I’m starting to see a new trend developing! With bachelorette parties evolving from a single night of bar hopping to well-planned destination weekends with less alcohol and more spa-like experiences, the desire for bachelorette weekend welcome gifts is on the rise! We are thrilled to be front and center in embracing this new trend.

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This idea first occurred to me when I was asked to create custom welcome gift boxes for a group of college besties who were leaving their husbands and babies behind for a girls’ weekend away. I immediately thought to myself that if these women enjoyed these welcome gifts so much for a reunion-like weekend away, bachelorette getaways could enjoy them just as much or even more!

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With bridal parties are already investing in engagement gifts, bridesmaids dresses, bridal showers, wedding gifts,  and traveling out of town for the wedding itself, brides-to-be are especially appreciative of their bride tribe extending the bachlorette party into a weekend-long event. We agree that this additional occasion to gift the bridal party ahead of the bachelorette weekend is certainly very appropriate.

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We currently have a few custom bachelorette projects in the works and I can’t wait to share them once they’re brought to life. Who knows, we may have to add an entire new category to our online gallery if this trend really takes off like I’m predicting it will!

For more information on our Custom Gift Design Service, please reach out via our contact page or email hello@mariogldgrey.com. We always love hearing from you!

Featured on WJLA Let’s Talk Live // Bridesmaid and Groomsmen Gift Trends

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Recently, when our friend Heather Miller of Hitched by Heather Events told us she’d be appearing as a guest on WJLA Let’s Talk Live to chat about wedding gifting trends, we were honored that she asked us to get involved! While many couples still choose to DIY their wedding welcome gifts and bridal party/groomsmen gifts, there is definitely a movement towards outsourcing these responsibilities so couples can truly enjoy the last remaining weeks leading up to the wedding. And this is exactly where our bridal party and groomsmen gifts come into play.

Check out the segment HERE! Heather is a total natural!

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Image: WJLA DC

Heather specifically featured our signature You’re the Man groomsmen gift crate as well as our Will You Be My Bridesmaid gift basket. Both of these gifts are available with free shipping in our online shop. Upon placing the order, we ship them out within 1-4 business days so even if you’re the last minute type, you’re still covered!

A huge ‘thank you’ to Heather and WJLA for welcoming our gifts on the air! Such an incredible honor! For more information on gifting with Marigold & Grey, please reach out via our contact page. We’d love to hear from you!

Marigold & Grey Announces Curated Gift Box Partnership with Plum Pretty Sugar

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

I’m not good at keeping secrets and this one has been especially tough to keep under wraps. But the day is finally here to go public with this official partnership! I’m thrilled to announce that two brand new Marigold & Grey curated gift box designs will now be offered exclusively through our friends at Plum Pretty Sugar!

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Image: Red October Photography; Styling: Marigold & Grey

Without further adieu, let’s meet the collection…

Gift One

Designed around a Plum Pretty Sugar robe in their Persimmon Hears Her Wish pattern, we selected a deluxe gift box in crisp white for the gift packaging. Gift contents also include Well-Kept electronic wipes in a feminine botanical print, a bottle of artisan lavender bath salts, Sugarfina Champagne Gummies, a Bijou candle in ceramic floral dish, gold foil calligraphy gift tag with your choice of message: “Will You Be My Bridesmaid”, “Thank You for Being my Bridesmaid” or “For the Bride-to-Be”. Dried eucalyptus is tucked neatly inside just before each gift box is closed with blush satin ribbon. <<Available now with free shipping here!>>

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Image: Red October Photography; Styling: Marigold & Grey

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Image: Red October Photography; Styling: Marigold & Grey

Gift Two

Designed around a Plum Pretty Sugar eye mask in blush watercolor motif, we selected a deluxe gift box in crisp white for the gift packaging. Gift contents also include Well-Kept electronic wipes in a feminine botanical print, a bottle of artisan lavender bath salts, Sugarfina Champagne Gummies, a Bijou candle in ceramic floral dish, gold foil calligraphy gift tag with your choice of message: “Will You Be My Bridesmaid”, “Thank You for Being my Bridesmaid” or “For the Bride-to-Be”. Dried eucalyptus is tucked neatly inside just before each gift box is closed with blush satin ribbon. <<Available now with free shipping here!>>

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Image: Red October Photography; Styling: Marigold & Grey

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Image: Red October Photography; Styling: Marigold & Grey

When a brand you’ve LONG admired reaches out to you to partner, it’s seriously like a dream come true. Our goal is to make thoughtful and beautiful gifting stress-free and easy. We hope this collaboration with PPS helps us accomplish this mission even more! What do you think? Leave us your feedback in comments or reach out via our contact page! xo

A Bride-to-Be Gets Bling and a Curated Gift Box by Marigold & Grey

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Prior to becoming a gift designer who creates wedding welcome gifts, client gifts and even bride-to-be gifts, I worked for eleven years in medical/surgical sales. Fast forward to now and every so often one of my previous colleagues or clients will reach out for help with gifts. I SO appreciate them following along with Marigold & Grey and showing their support. It means a lot.

In this case, a former co-worker Jennifer reached out to me when her stepson confided in her that he’d just bought a ring for his girlfriend and planned to propose around Christmas time. Her goal was to select a bride-to-be gift from our Pre-Designed gift box collection to welcome her future daughter-in-law to the family.

She selected our Blushing Bride gift and then sat back and waited patiently for her son to pop the question. And guess what? He did! Here are the adorable, beautiful, snow-filled images to prove it!

Congratulations to Andy and Ashley! Happy wedding planning to you both!