Curated Welcome Gift Boxes for Columbus Ohio Wedding with MMJ Events

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Whether it’s wedding welcome gifts, corporate event swag, bridesmaid gifts or client gifts, I always say that it’s the custom paper the makes the gift! But in this case, it’s really hard to say. The gifts I’m about to share with you have it ALL. Custom paper, silky soft ribbon, tons of locally-sourced snacks and even an amenity kit. Ready to check them out?!

The couple wanted to put the bulk of their budget into the gift contents more so than the gift packaging itself so we chose a basic white tuck-top box to hold the contents. Inside, guests were delighted to find a large bag of cashews, pretzel crisps, and dried apricots.

And now for even more snacks! As a nod to Columbus, Ohio where the wedding was held, we included a small treat box with buckeye candies and two funfetti cookies, both made in Ohio.

Just because the white boxes themselves were fairly basic, it didn’t stop us from dressing them up and making them amazing! We closed them with silky chiffon ribbon in the most perfect peachy-blush tone. Custom gift tags were created featuring the couple’s breathtakingly beautiful monogram by Lemontree Calligraphy. And of course, a sprig of dried eucalyptus finished off each gift box.

The welcome letters were a show-stopper! They featured a heartfelt message from the couple along with information on the weekend itinerary so guests knew exactly where they needed to be and when.

P.S. We can’t forget the practical! We created small amenity kits for J & S’s wedding guests complete with Advil packets and mini Altoid tins. We packaged them in tiny drawstring bags for an added detail.

We were over-the-moon thrilled with how these gifts turned out for such a beautiful wedding planned by Meleka Joliff of MMJ Events. What do you guys think? Leave us a comment in the post or reach out via our contact page! We always love hearing from you. For more information on our Custom Gift Design Service, visit HERE.

Charleston Inspired Wedding Welcome Bags for Loudoun County Virginia Wedding

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

We regularly work with engaged couples on wedding welcome gifts for DC weddings, Maryland weddings and Virginia weddings and even ship gifts to events all across the country. In this particular  custom gift design project, the bride was from Virginia and the groom from Charleston, South Carolina so we wanted curated gift bags that equally reflected both of their backgrounds.

Image: Red October Photography

Image: Red October Photography

In terms of the custom gift design, we selected jute tote bags with round wood handles for a southern-inspired look and feel. The gift tags were kept simple with “thank you” in script along with silk blush ribbon. It’s probably no secret but around here in our gift studio, the silk ribbon is always our favorite part!

Image: Red October Photography

Image: Red October Photography

As a nod to the bride’s Virginia roots, also where the wedding was taking place, we included artisan caramels from Charlottesville, Virginia as well as Virginia peanuts. We also included Virginia-themed chocolates depicting the state flower, state bird and even a fun spin on the state slogan: “Virginia is for chocolate lovers.”

Image: Red October Photography

Image: Red October Photography

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Image: Red October Photography

We also had fun gathering Charleston welcome gift goodies! We included Grey Ghost lemon cookies, again, for a nod to the southern roots. We also selected the iconic Benne Wafers, and even the old-fashioned Charleston Chews candy.

Image: Red October Photography

Image: Red October Photography

Image: Red October Photography

Image: Red October Photography

We’ve had some really amazing custom gift designs so far this year but I must admit, these hotel gift bags are definitely a personal favorite of mine. They’re feminine, southern, interesting, and have a little something for everyone. For more information about our Custom Gift Design Service, please reach out via our contact page or email hello@marigoldgrey.com. We’d love to hear from you!

 

Modern Breakfast-in-Bed Themed Welcome Gift Boxes for Washington DC Mellon Auditorium Wedding

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

I always say that designing custom wedding welcome gifts is much like a jigsaw puzzle.  You must find just the right combination of gift packaging and gift contents that are not only useful and appropriate to the occasion, but that also match the aesthetic of the event. In this case, we were tasked with creating modern welcome gift boxes for a Washington, DC wedding at the Mellon Auditorium, planned by Grit & Grace Events.

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

The color palette of the wedding contained tons of black, white and metallics so we made sure that the gifts followed suit. At the same time, we also wanted a breakfast-in-a-box feel that would tell a story about the couple. We began with a pair of cinnascones by Buttercream Bakeshop, packaged with black treat bags and closed with large gold stickers. With the groom’ss family coming in from Ireland, we selected Irish breakfast tea in black and silver tins. With the bride’s Tupelo, Mississippi roots, small jars of tupelo honey to enjoy with the cinnascones were an absolute must! We also included gold treat boxes with a pair of “Sloops”, a toffee-like candy from the groom’s favorite New England candy shop.

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Practical items included FRED water and Advil packets, packaged in mini white treat bags closed with metallic washi tape!

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

For packaging, we selected crisp white boxes and adorned them with black satin ribbon and custom gift tags by Paper zest. The gift tags featured modern block lettering along with a DC cityscape illustration at the bottom!

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

And speaking of custom gift tags, let’s talk about custom paper! Paperzest did an amazing job creating custom walking maps as part of the welcome letter booklets. Since most all of the wedding guests were from out of town, it was critical that the maps helped guests not only find the ceremony and reception locations, but also find their way around the neighborhood. We included the pertinent landmarks such as Foundry United Methodist, JW Marriott hotel and Andrew Mellon Auditorium as well as useful spots such as the closest Metro stop, Whole Foods, CVS, Starbucks and Walgreens.

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

We were thrilled with how these gifts turned out! And because there were one hundred of them, the sight of rows upon rows of gifts was truly something! No matter how many wedding welcome gifts were create each wedding season, I promise you it never gets old.

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

It’s no secret that many of the weddings we design gifts for are feminine and organic with tons of blush and neutrals. While we love this look, we are enjoying the chance to design more modern looks this season. What do you think? Let us know in the comments or reach out via our contact page. We’d love to hear from you! For more information on our Custom Gift Design Service, visit HERE.

Featured in Southern Weddings Magazine // Virginia Wedding Welcome Gifts

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Truth time. I almost fell over and died when I realized our Virginia-inspired wedding welcome gift box design earned a full-page spread in the most recent issue of Southern Weddings magazine! I’m not only thrilled to share with you the feature but also dish all the details behind this very special Virginia-themed gift.

We wanted a very natural, yet refined, look for this design. I set the tone with a natural pine box and filled it with gourmet trail mix in a drawstring bag, almonds in a clear glass jar, two fresh pears, Pellegrino, and a cookie in the shape of a dogwood by Two Sugars Studio. The dogwood is state flower of Virginia!

We finished the gift off with a soft sage silk ribbon and modern calligraphy gift tag by Poppy & Scooter. A custom welcome booklet featuring the couple’s names and a hand-drawn illustration of their wedding venue was designed and bound with coordinating velvet ribbon. Also by Poppy & Scooter.

We are HUGE fans of Southern Weddings around here and so it’s a huge, amazing, fantastic, unbelievable honor to be featured! (Not to mention, I’m a Virginia girl born and raised so all Virginia gift designs have a special place in my heart.) We’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave us a note in the comments or reach out via our contact page. For more information on custom gift design for Virginia gifts or any other state in the US, visit HERE.

Custom Welcome Boxes for Traditional DC Wedding at Washington Golf & Country Club with Caroline Dutton Events

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

I just realized something. The wedding welcome gifts we design for traditional weddings just might be my favorite. It’s not that I don’t love ALL of the curated gifts we send out the studio door, because I do! But, classic weddings will never go out of style and, in turn, the gifts follow suit. Today, I’m beyond excited to share one of our latest custom projects, welcome boxes for a Washington Golf & Country Club wedding with Caroline Dutton Events!

This very special DC couple wanted the boxes to be full of snacks their guests would love while also reflecting a little but of them at the same time. We chose Virginia peanuts, DC monument chocolates, as well as Perrier and small bottles of bubbly for a celebratory feel!

While we typically lean more towards small batch snack brands when curating gifts, we loved that V + C asked us to include their favorite candies…Snickers and Reeses Peanut Butter cups! To highlight the significance, we sub-packaged them in treat bags and created special stickers with “his & her favorites” in the same font used on paper items throughout the gift. We loved this fun and playful touch!

Now onto gift packaging. We chose chic white gift boxes for a fresh, classic look and finished them off with silk ribbon in a pale blush color to compliment the couple’s overall wedding color palette. This touch of high-end ribbon really took the gifts to whole new level!

For paper, we chose classic gift tags with “welcome to washington, dc” along with coordinating custom welcome letters, both by Just Write Studios.

And, of course, a fresh touch of greenery to finish it all off!

A huge congrats to V  + C on their wedding and wishing you both all the best for your future! For more information on our Custom Gift Design Service, please visit HERE.

Socially-Conscious Washington DC Welcome Gifts for Modern Grey & White Longview Gallery Wedding

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

The ideal Marigold & Grey client is one who equally values both aesthetic and convenience when it comes to their artisan gifting needs whether it be wedding welcome bags, bridesmaid gifts, corporate event swag or custom client gifts. Because our clients are typically busy in their own careers and personal lives, they rely on us to dream up ideas for what to include in their custom gift boxes. However, every now and then, a client comes along with very definitive ideas about what they wish to see in their welcome gifts and we are, of course, happy to bring their visions to life.

For this particular Washington, DC wedding planned by Rex & Regina, our bride had two requirements. The first was for the welcome gifts to be socially conscious and give back. The second was for the gift boxes to be locally-sourced. Next, our job was to source items meeting these requirements all while figuring out of a way for the gifts to align with the couple’s chic, modern, grey and white aesthetic, perfect for their Longview Gallery reception.

We sent our bride a full list of local snack companies who give back in some way. After reviewing the list, our client immediately selected our friends at Fruitcycle, a woman-owned DC-area business employing formerly incarcerated, homeless, and/or disadvantaged women.

Not only does Fruitcycle have an inspiring mission but their snacks are healthy and delicious! We selected one of everything they offer…apple chips, trail mix, cinnamon-pecan granola and chocolate chip cookies. We also included two bottles of Voss water to enjoy with the snacks.

For packaging, we selected modern grey gift boxes with fold-over lids. We closed the boxes with grey grosgrain ribbon in the same shade of grey as the boxes. In keeping with the modern aesthetic, we chose simple “welcome” gift tags and custom welcome letters to match, both by Just Write Studios.

We couldn’t wait to hand-deliver these welcome gift boxes to local DC hotels in time for the wedding guests to show up. We were joking in the studio that if we showed up for a wedding and were greeted with this many snacks, we many never leave our hotel room!

So, what do you guys think of these modern gifts? We admit they’re a little different than what we normally crate but we thoroughly enjoyed the variety and hope to have more projects like this one in the future! For more information on our Custom Gift Design Service, visit HERE.