Greet your guests with fun local finds
Let’s face it — no matter how adept their wedding planner, brides and grooms are busy when the big weekend rolls around. Even if it’s a low-key beachfront affair on Galveston Island, to hug and say hello to all the guests would be nearly impossible. Instead, give guests an island-style welcome by bundling these fun local finds into tote bags or boxes.
A canvas carryall does double duty as both a packaging solution for your selection of goodies and a fun memento guests can reuse at home.
Galveston City Company Tote Bag, Galveston Historical Foundation, 2228 Broadway, Galveston, 409.765.7834, www.galvestonhistory.org; Sand Dollar Tote Bag, Sip Hip Hooray, 713.247.9856, www.siphiphooray.com
Be sure to include important information like a welcome note, itinerary and a map with your favorite restaurants and other landmarks.
Betsy By Design, 302 25th St., Unit H, Galveston, 773.727.4204, www.betsybydesign.net; HH Design House, 2328 Market St., www.hayleyhardcastle.com
Postcard and a pencil
Your wedding will be something to write home about, so include a postcard and a theme-appropriate pen or pencil.
Postcards, Murdoch’s Bathhouse, 2215 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 409.762.7478
Help your guests avoid the hotel minibar and give them a taste of Galveston Island by including local snacks.
La King’s Confectionary, 2323 Strand St., Galveston, 409.762.6100, www.lakingsconfectionery.com
To eschew boredom, include a kid-friendly trinket.
Hendley Market, 2010 Strand St., Galveston, 409.762.2610
Beach towel by KatyDid
Encourage your guests to sit a spell on Galveston’s beaches.
GingerSnaps, 501 E. Main St., League City, 281.338.1001
No matter how lovely a hotel’s selection of in-room bath products, this lavender soap will help your guests relax before the blessed event.
Strand Apothecary, www.strandapothecary.com
Think ahead, to the next morning, when items like water, Advil and a gift certificate to Mod Coffeehouse will be lifesavers.
Mod Coffeehouse, 2126 Postoffice St., Galveston, 409.765.5659, www.modcoffeehouse.com