Destination Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas from Engage!17

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If you’re wondering what to get your guests when they arrive at your destination wedding or how to say thanks with a thoughtful and creative wedding favor, then this story is for you! We’re sharing more destination wedding ideas from our recent stay at Engage!17: Nizuc where they gifted us with the most amazing and super creative destination wedding goodies.

It’s customary to give guests at a destination wedding some sort of welcome amenity, in the form of a gift bag, a special treat or even just a personal note thanking them for their travel and time. But if you want to go a little bit bigger than that, the sky is the limit! You can theme your gifts to the location, the activities they plan to partake in and of course the wedding day palette or motif too. For the Engage event in Cancun, Gifts for the Good Life created the swag we received and presented it in a shopping format so each guest got exactly what we wanted as we filled our welcome bags. How fun for the entire family!

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During the “shopping” experience there was even a mezcal tasting to get the party started. Anything that reflects the destination is an ideal way to welcome your loved ones.

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The goodies we got were functional and fashionable – everything from a wrap to keep warm in the evening and sun protects to enjoy on the beach.

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The actual welcome bag itself was even sourced to reflect the setting of Mexico! The hangover kits we received matched the theme of the party the evening before and all the items were branded with the logo of the event and elements that showcased the best of Cancun.

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You certainly don’t have to give as many gifts as we were lucky enough to enjoy; even a small token of appreciate goes a long way. But consider the culture, the destination, and even your wedding palette to show your guests you went that extra mile to make their experience as incredible as possible. They’ll thank you for the thank you!

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Photography: Gigi de ManioJohn Cain SargentPaul Morse PhotographyPhillip Van NostrandLaura Dee | Host: Engage Summits | Location: NIZUC Resort & Spa | Event Branding, Overall Design Creative Inspiration + Gifting Gifts for the Good Life | Decor design + Production Canteiro Weddings | Entertainment, Artistic Direction, Multi-Media + Stage Design: Élan Artists | Lighting, Technical Production + Sound JSAV Mexico | Graphic Designer + Show Director Trisha Hay | Attendee Guide, Name Tags, Agendas + Menus: Two Paperdolls | Custom Linen Nuage Designs, Inc. | Transportation Maritur DMC | Official Event App Appy Couple | Travel Assistance The Travel Siblings | Video: Cloudless Weddings


Tropical Wedding Inspiration Shoot in Miami

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Today’s tropical wedding inspiration comes to us from our friends at Alorè Event Firm who designed a tabletop look to share at The Walton House in Miami, Florida (where they have parrots to party with!).  These tropical wedding ideas work well in the Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, and even South and Central America where you’ll find oodles of parrots in the wild.  If you want a colorful big day, then consider this style as described by Alorè Event Firm.

This tropical oasis was created at The Walton House with the vision of Creative Director, Anna Noriega from Alorè Event Firm to embrace the true live nature component the venue had to offer. The use of palm leaves to cover tent poles was incorporated with draping to bring the outside in. The unique array of colors, succulents, summer blooms, tropical foliage, moss and not to mention mega Chandelier and Parrots gave the design an incredible “wow factor”.  

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Destination Wedding Photographer: Soul Echo Studios

Photo Shoot Team: Location + Parrots: The Walton House, Design and Florals: Alorè Event Firm, Linens: Nuage Linens, Tent and Draping: Rumbas Party Rental, Chandelier/Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting, Chairs & Table: Hitched Event Rentals, Parrots Courtesy of: Creature Features, Charger Plates: Atlas Party Rentals


Herb Wedding Details

Heading to Europe has us thinking about all the fresh ingredients and herbs that we’ll be enjoying very soon!  And equally as fresh should be your wedding menu.  So today we wanted to share a few fresh ingredients for your decor – herbs!  Whether you use rosemary to spice up your centerpieces or basil on your tables, there are plenty of ways to weave in herbs into your wedding, and not just in the dinner!


{Photos: Boxes: Sacco & Sacco, Ceremony: Patrick Moyer, Custom Box: Not on the High Street, Heart: White Loft Studio, Bride: Paula O’hara, Favors: Rad Photographer}


Boho Chic Dreamcatcher Wedding Ideas

If you’re getting married and looking to weave in elements of that boho chic vibe on your wedding day, then take a look at the dreamcatcher!  Once considered a symbol of unity of nations, today it can enhance the design of your wedding.  If you want to catch a few big day dreams on your big day, then consider these creative ideas to dazzle your wedding guests before and on the wedding day.


{Photos: Couple: Emily Katharine Photography, Save the Date: Not on the High Street, Dessert Table: Brenner Liana, Ceremony: Let’s Frolic Together, Wide Table with Arch: Bobby Kiran Photography, Napkin: Tory Williams Photography, Cake: Julie Cate}


Totally Unique Wooden Wedding Details

If you’re getting married in the woods, the great outdoors, on a ranch, or simply love the look of natural elements around you, then chances are you’ll be incorporating some wood decor and details into your big day.  We’ll searched and searched and found some of the most original and unique ways to weave in this old favorite, wood, into your wedding.  It represents strength and happens to be the 5th anniversary gift suggestion, making it a perfect wedding detail for your destination wedding!

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{Photos: Escort Cards: Mr and Mrs 2015, Menu: Treasures & Travels, Sign: Virgil Bunao, Invitation: Elegant Wedding Invites, Sail: Katelyn James, Cake: De La Creme Creative Studio}