Wedding Welcomes!

The latest wedding trends aren’t about the groom, or even the bride! They’re all about the loving couple’s guests! Couples are spending more and more on their guests to give them an unforgettable experience. For example, welcome bags have become a huge hit. It’s not just about favors any more, and we’ve got some great inspiration for you!

Featured Below: Pinterest

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Our Patchettes can help you with the stickers!

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Let this welcome from Lauren Conrad inspire your own!

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The hangover kit is always a popular addition!

Are you creating a welcome bag or box for your big day? Let the Patchettes help with custom gift tags, stickers, and more! We’re here to help you tackle all those Pinterest projects. For more fun ideas, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Keeping it Cool: Spring and Summer Weddings

For those of you who are planning spring or summer outdoor weddings, it is extremely important to consider the weather and plan accordingly. As the months get warmer, issues like heatstroke can be a real concern. Make sure your guests are cool and comfortable in the outdoor heat with these cute and clever ideas!

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Fan programs

Functional and fun, don’t underestimate the cooling power of a fan program! In stagnant heat, these fans can work wonders and your guests will certainly appreciate it! No need to sacrifice space or style, fans are almost always double-sided and can be designed any way you would like!

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Stay Hydrated!

Make sure you have plenty of water available for guests if they will be outside in the hot sun for any duration of time. Sorry, beer and wine do not count as hydrating!

Above Left: Favor Warehouse – Above Right: Martha Stewart Weddings

Fun in the Sun!

Don’t forget to apply some SPF on the big day! Create a specific station for sunscreen, bugspray, etc. or pass out personalized sunscreen to guests as they arrive.

Need some shade?

If your venue is in an uncovered outdoor space, provide umbrellas that guests can take at their leisure. Personalize it for you wedding with cute tags and ribbons for that added touch!

Stay cool, Virginia!

-Amy