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Monday, April 6, 2015

Trends We Love: The Turndown or "To-Go" Gift/Favor

Welcome bags have long been considered a "must-have" for any wedding couple expecting lots of out-of-town guests. At Weddings by StarDust, we still do quite a bit of them for our wedding planning clients, but another fun trend we've been seeing more is the turndown gift or the to-go favor. Brides and grooms will pay the hotel staff to place a small token of appreciation on the pillows of their wedding guests as a nice surprise when they return to their rooms. Some ideas: chocolates or an eye mask.
This is extra-cute with a note wishing your guests Sweet Dreams!

Encourage your guests to sleep tight with a room darkening eye mask.
Another twist on this is the to-go favor. Newlyweds enlist the valet team to place a little special something in their guests' cars or on the shuttles to hotels. Some ideas are a CD of special songs that will remind guests of the evening's celebration, a late-night snack or breakfast in a box or a hangover or recovery kit! Get creative - your imagination is the limit!
For a fun surprise, have the valet put the CD on to play when the guest gets in the car!

What could be better than having breakfast at your guests' fingertips first thing the morning after?!

Donuts make a great late-night snack or breakfast the next day.

Mmmm...donuts and milk - the perfect marriage!

Wedding reception recovery kit: vitamin water (plain water will do), Tylenol, mints, Alka-Seltzer, Vitamin C and anything else you can think of to make the morning after easier on your guests.
If you love the idea of incorporating special touches like these throughout your wedding weekend but aren't sure where to begin, considering consulting one of our fantastically creative wedding planners! Weddings by StarDust planners make wedding planning easy and fun! Book your appointment for a consultation online.

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