#81 Welcome Bags And Welcome Claire!


April 11th, 2018

58 mins 37 secs

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About this Episode

We are pleased to introduce you to our new Jr. BFF...our social media assistant...or unofficial intern...Claire! We’re quizzing Claire on wedding trivia today, AND talking about Welcome Bags. What are Welcome Bags anyway? We’ll tell ya.

We put the ask out for help months ago and Claire stepped up and has since helped us step up our podcasting game. We are so happy to have her on board and she’ll be helping us bring you great content - so, a win all around!

Big Takeaways
Housekeeping! Upcoming episodes: Financial Coaching for couples, Sexy Engagement Shoot How-Tos, “Top Notch Hair Peeps”, another YAWA, and an extra special wedding dress niche that you are not going to want to miss. We have LOTS of big plans for the podcast and for guests...so stay tuned! Tell your friends!

We played Wedding Trivia with Claire to make sure she was up to par. What fun! Here are some of the factoids:
Most popular location in the world for destination weddings: Las Vegas
Approx 62% of weddings have a Flower Girl
Most popular flower used in American weddings: Rose
Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.
Green is a taboo color in Scottish weddings because it’s the color of fairies and is a symbol of revenge. It’s even considered unlucky to eat green vegetables during the wedding.
Welcome Bags - traditionally utilized for destination weddings, this gift for guests is making it’s way into the mainstream. How to put them together, who to give them to, and how to distribute them...we’re breaking it all down. Check out the links for awesome examples of Welcome Bags, and companies that will do all the work for you...for a price.
Ideas for Welcome Bags
Snacks (Snacks are always a good idea! Regional snacks are extra special.)
Bottle of water
‘Hang over’ cures or kits (look these up on Amazon, so cute!)
Mini bottles of alcohol
City of wedding stuff - map, brochures, itinerary, list of favorite bars/restaurants/parks…
City knick knack souvenir
Branded wedding stuff - maybe a coozie?
Pashmina or scarf, lightweight blanket
Personalized note
Bug spray or sunscreen

Links we referenced
https://www.songfinch.com - create your own wedding song with our awesome SPONSOR!
https://maptote.com - for welcome bags
https://www.vistaprint.com/promo/catalog/bags/totes.aspx?swsr=tote&swsrn=0&rd=1 - custom tote bags and schwag

*Quotes *
“There are plenty of wedding planning podcasts out there. I’ve listened to quite a few. What I found is that they all gave me that first day of school feeling, sick to my stomach and like I was forgetting something. Then I found TBWPP and it changed my outlook.” - Reviewer Yvonne - we love this!

“I feel like I’ve been invited to the tree house!” “You’ve been invited to the closet!” - Claire and Christy, on recording together with Michelle for the first time - Welcome Claire!

“As we grow, we’ve been learning everyday. Every day, I learn something from doing this podcast.” - Michelle, a life long learner

“And the millennials, doing whatever the fuck they want...They’re shacking up together, they’re sleeping on air mattresses and in the back of Volvos...we don’t know!” - Christy, on why organizing and distributing welcome bags is tricky these days, in the age of millennials

“Like, the Dollar Store. One of my favorite stores. You can get everything there, almost everything, except for the nips.” - Michelle, and she means booze, people. Not nipples.

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