I love a good welcome bag…one that declares, “we’re gonna party this weekend, get ready!” This was the case for Tracy and Scott, a fabulous, fun-loving couple with colorful and creative personalities. Of course, the welcome bag for their wedding weekend had to be equally fabulous. Enter the Guad bag. When Tracy asked me to make a funky-Mexican-folk-artsy-crafty-welcome bag inspired by Our Lady of Guadalupe, I was on it!
I printed custom Our Lady of Guadlupe stickers and purchased kraft colored paper bags. Then, we got our assembly line cranking with colored pom-poms, sequins and glitter.
We also assembled an adorable First Aid kit to go into the Guad bag. Many times guests don’t realize they are at 7, 260 feet above sea-level and that altitude sickness is a real thing! We stocked colorful paper bags (Sourced from Shop Sweet Lulu) with Chapstick, sunscreen and Advil. I stitched them closed on the sewing machine with a little tag and boom, ready to party!
What else was in the bag, you ask? Well, along with some delicious Piñon Toffee from Senor Murphy’s and a locally published Essential Guide, I sourced bottles of Topo Chico mineral water to go with our Mexican folk-art theme. They are so authentic and cool looking and we gotta keep folks hydrated. The only dilemma I ran into was that the tops needed to be opened with a bottle opener, unfortunately they weren’t twist off. Gooooo! So, we decided to do another craft project and made custom Guadalupe can openers. I ordered a bunch of plain can openers from a restaurant supply store, printed mini Guad stickers and jazzed them up with more glitter and rhinestones. Que cute, no?
To see the complete gallery from Tracy and Scott’s wedding, click HERE