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Photo Courtesy of: Kari Rider Events 

It’s Part 4 of our what to include in a welcome bag series! (Missed Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3?) Here are some local foods, drinks and souvenirs from New Mexico to South Carolina:

New Mexico - Los Chileros chiles, Rebel donuts, bizcochitos

New York - Dylan’s Candy Bar, Fat Witch brownies, Hampton popcorn, Baked by Melissa cupcakes, Subway MetroCard, bagels, black and white cookies

North Carolina - Cheerwine, Chapel Hill toffee, Bourbon & Boots’ pepper-infused honey, Larry’s Beans fair trade coffee

North Dakota - Windman’s chocolate covered potato chips, Maple River Winery’s pumpkin or strawberry rhubarb wine

Ohio - Smucker’s concord grape or strawberry jelly, Lip Smacker lip balm, American Greetings cards, Graeter’s ice cream, Malley’s chocolate buckeyes

Oklahoma - Triple “AAA” root beer, cornbread, whiskey cake

Oregon - Blissful brownies, Tillamook cheese, beaver brittle bites

Pennsylvania –  Snyder’s pretzels, Ayala’s herbal water, Asher’s chocolates

Puerto Rico - Bacardi rum, tostones, flan

Rhode Island - Kiel James Patrick anchor bracelets, Dave’s coffee syrup, Farmaesthetics fine herbal skincare products

South Carolina - Blenheim ginger ale, Rewined candles, Charleston Candy Company’s tiger paws

What did you include in your welcome bags or baskets? Share in the comments below! And stay tuned tomorrow for the final edition of our state-by-state guide. 

6 Ways to Keep Your Guests Cool

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 07, 2013

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Photo: Jennifer Weems Photography

Tis the season for rising temperatures! While you may think it’s ideal weather to have a summer wedding in, the heat can often make family and friends uncomfortable. To help keep them cool (and refreshed), here are 6 ways to ensure they won’t have a meltdown:

1. Chilled Beverages

Before the ceremony, have a water stand with beverage tappers filled with your choice of limes, lemons, strawberries, blueberries or raspberries.

2. Iced Treats

During cocktail hour, pass out popsicles or freeze pops.

3. Oversized Umbrellas

Instead of having guests hold an umbrella to stay in the shade, place oversized umbrellas over the ceremony space. That way no one’s view is blocked.

4. Double-Duty Programs 

Turn your ceremony programs into personal fans.

5. Dancing Shoes 

Let guests kick off their shoes and have happy feet on the dance floor with flip flops.

6.  Sunglasses 

Provide sunglasses to those guests who forgot theirs. You don’t want them squinting as you walk down the aisle!

 

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