The wedding was here before I knew it so I never got to conclude my series of what went into our awesome gift bags.
First, another word about the gift bags themselves. We got them from Canyon Beachwear, I've written about my love for Canyon before, but I really can't say enough about this amazing company. Not only were their beach bags a huge hit, they included a $25 gift certificate at their stores for all of our guests. I bought two bikinis before the trip, both of which got a "wow" from IC and one of which I'm apparently no longer allowed to wear when I'm not in his presence. Oh the hardships of being married. ;-)
I highly recommend Canyon Beachwear to future destination brides, for the beach bags and the bathing suits. They rock.
I've already told you about some of the things that went into the bags:
--Bath and Body Works True Blue spa products
--Ocean Potion hair mist
We also included Korres skin care samples. I love their olive face scrub and yoghurt cream!
A last-minute addition to the bags, which was such a big hit I actually had boys asking me for more of them, were Elizabeth Grant eye pads. I lounged on the deck on our wedding day with these under my eyes and felt like a million bucks.
We also included Frommer's phenomenal guides in many of the bags (and tried to give underwater cameras to the rest). I LOVE Frommer's. They are the only ones who make a guide, that I know of, to Turks&Caicos. Some guests got Frommer's Caribbean guides.
I love this next addition--Guests who have kids got this adorable book in their bag:
We also included playing cards, a schedule, a crossword puzzle about us (made here), a Where, When & How magazine about T&C and a Providenciales dining guide (as most guests were either coming before our official dates or staying longer).
Here are some shots of IC putting together the bags:
It was much harder work than it looks and in my next installment of the wedding weekend I'll tell you about how Friday (the day these pics were taken) was the hardest day of our whole trip.