DIY gift bags are a fun and easy way to add a personal touch to your wedding and say thank you to your guests for traveling on your special day. You can create a bag based on your wedding theme, the season, or the location of your wedding.
To start, choose a sturdy bag that guests can use again. Try an organic cotton shopping bag or other reusable tote that can be repurposed as a grocery or beach bag. Next comes the best part: deciding what to include!
Protect guests from the elements.
If you are having an outdoor summer wedding, find a natural, non-toxic sunscreen to include. For weddings in the fall and winter months when the air turns cold and dry, a luscious lip balm is just the cure.
Another great way to keep your company comfy during colder months is to buy handmade scarves or mittens from a craft fair in your area, or make them yourself. You can choose from eco-friendly fabrics with natural dyes and no harsh chemicals, or even soft and fuzzy alpaca wool from a nearby farm.
Supply your guests with something to snack on!
You can support local business and lower fuel consumption by including foods that are from the region where your wedding will be held. For a New England wedding, include a small bottle of Vermont Maple syrup to showcase a local specialty!
Depending on the season, you might be able to purchase fruit from nearby farmer's markets or take your wedding party to a pick-your-own orchard as a pre-wedding activity.
Keep guests pampered and entertained.
Make guests feel relaxed and at home with natural bath and body products.Throw in some recycled paper playing cards for fun during downtime.