Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Beach Wedding #1: Out-of-Town Bags

I don't want to invade anyone's privacy by posting photos of my sister-in-law's wedding that Andy and I attended in March, but I can share the few details that I helped out with.

Since the wedding was in the winter hometown of her snowbirds-in-law - Jupiter, Florida, it was a destination wedding for all of the guests. I designed some tote bags that she and her mother-in-law filled with Florida-themed treats to greet the guests that stayed at the Jupiter Beach Resort.


Using plain canvas bags from Cheaptotes.com and iron-on transfer paper, I applied an altered logo from the wedding invitations.


Each bag was labeled with a sand dollar** and Welcome tag attached with some twine. (I used the same template as the welcome tags for the OOT bags that Andy and I gave our guests.)



The flower girl and Jane of Honor (my sister-in-law's stepdaughter, Jane, was the maid of honor) received custom bags:


And the cutest kid in the history of kids, Connor, received this bag:


Notice all of the excess iron-on transfer paper on Connor's bag. I was tired of cutting the logos out very early in the project and wanted to see how bad it would look with the full sheet of transfer paper. Since Connor is a little boy and, therefore, the least likely to notice mistakes, I tried it out on his. Then, I met Connor at the wedding and realized that he is 18-months old. Thank God I did not spend 20 minutes cutting out his design.

**I ordered the sand dollars from QualityShells.com . They were BEAUTIFUL. The irony of ordering sea shells from Florida to ship back to Florida aside, they were great. I highly recommend them.

11 comments:

jessica lynn said...

how cute! i especially love the tag + sand dollar! :)

AN ATLANTA BRIDE said...

You got skills!! I am sure she appreciated all the help you did : ) I also especially loved the tag and the sand dollar!

Jess said...

so funny, i loved this idea, and its ironic becasue I just bought bags and seashells yesterday. What are you putting in yours? ( don't ya love buying florida shells, while your from florida!)

chicncheap said...

I love the totes, especially Connor's tote. I wish I had bought totes, but I'm too tired to take on that project now. Personal, fun, and useful (guess I should think about it)!

Keg Design said...

these are great! they turned out beautiful!

Julia said...

those look fantastic, well done

Nicole-Lynn said...

They turned out beautifully! Thanks for the inspiration!

Joe said...

Try going to wedding catering

Joe said...

Try going to Naplesweddingcatering.com

Ryinky said...

those bags are gorgeous! how did u make the transfers? i got tote bags for my bridesmaids, and can't figure out how to transfer things on them to liven it up a bit.

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