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Behind The Scenes – Styling Wedding Swag Bags


A Canadian client reached out to us about creating a fun welcome bag for the guests attending her son’s wedding at Ozan Winery in Calera, Alabama. As with every wedding, the first step of a wedding planner is to get to know the bride and groom. After asking some questions of the bride, Alexandria, and the groom, Alexander, I started brainstorming ideas to showcase Alabama based products with a Southern flair.

Since the wedding was being held at a winery, of course the first item for the bag would be a bottle of wine made at the winery. The owners shared that their most popular wine was the Peach Wine, due to all the peach crops grown in the area.

A few sweet & savory snacks were on the list next to find. After walking into The Peanut Depot and smelling the yummy peanut smell, we knew immediately that individual bags of peanuts were next on the list for the savory snack. We knew that the Birmingham staple, Bud’s Best Cookies, would fill the sweet snack slot in these Southern Wedding Guest Bags {Swag Bags} .

A couple of water bottles with customized tags and a set of adorable customized playing cards rounded off the items in the bags.

We thought the burlap tote bag would be handy enough for the wine and other items and encompass the “southern” flair that the client wanted. We added a light blue bow and customized THANK YOU bag tag to make the bag complete.

After the bags were assembled and we took a lovely ride through the winery. After picking up the bottles of wine, the bags were delivered to the guests’ hotel.

Design Styling & Planning: Any Reason To Plan LLC | Venue: Ozan Winery | Burlap Tote Bags: Tote Bag Factory | Wine: Ozan Winery | Peanuts: The Peanut Depot | Cookies: Bud’s Best Cookies | Corkscrew & Customized Playing Cards: Beau-coup | Custom Water Bottle Labels & Bag Tags: Any Reason To Plan LLC 


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Tara G. Vice, PMP, has been planning events since she was little – a born planner. With an accounting degree and a certified project manager by trade, she has the detailed, organizational, customer service and negotiating skills necessary. She also brings over sixteen years of experience and creativity to the table. She truly has a passion for planning.