Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

First Comes Love, Then Comes Link: 2/24/11

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If you’re having a destination wedding or a good number of guests traveling for your big day, you may have considered welcome bags to greet friends and family. Here are a few ideas to help them show off your wedding location and a couple to make them eco-friendly.


Whether you’re a fan of Austin or LA, this site features totes and bandanas from two dozen locations nationwide and around the world.

Regional Wedding Favors

From Michigan cherries to maple sugar candy, here are a few ideas for where you’re from or where you’ll wed.

Burt’s Bees Herbal Insect Repellent and Chemical Free Sunscreen

If you’re marrying in an outdoor locale, the last thing you want your guests to worry about is direct sun during the day and bug bites at dusk. Here are two ways to forget about both, minus many of the usual chemicals.

Bottled Water in Bioplastic

Bottled water is a popular choice for out-of-town bags, and for good reason; travel, particularly by air, can be dehydrating. Of course the best option is a reusable bottle, but to offset the toll on the planet, consider a brand that uses bioplastic, like Green Planet.

Vintage State Postcards

These 1950s-style postcards bring state-specific charm, and help celebrate where you’re having your wedding.


When Anna-Marie isn’t searching the blogs, she’s writing romance stories, cooking for her wife, or freelancing as a cake decorator and floral designer.

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