There is nothing better as a wedding guest than arriving at your hotel and being greeted with the sweet gesture of a welcome bag. What's even better is when you are a guest at a destination wedding and the gift bag comes chock full of amazing local goods. We have spent time researching some of our favorite local products and, while we love everything about our local community, have narrowed it down to a few local items that we think your guests would love!
Drink Coffee Do Stuff
We can't think of a better way to wake your guests up than with a delicious cup of coffee straight from Lake Tahoe. Drink Coffee Do Stuff is a Tahoe based coffee roaster with several varieties to help your guests start their day. Add their Tips Up Tahoe French Roast to your bag and give your guests something to share with their friends back at home.
Tahoe Wood Company
Giving your guests something to remember your wedding by is a fun way to show them you appreciate them for making the trip to celebrate you. We love the idea of the Tahoe Wood Company's Lake Tahoe cutting boards. Perfect for cheese and crackers, these sustainable and locally crafted boards are the most unique addition to your welcome bag. And, for each board that is purchased, Tahoe Wood Company will plant a tree in the area. We think that is a great reason to add these cutting boards to your bags!
People love candles and wine, so the combination of the two is a surefire hit! Rescued Wine is a candle company based in Truckee that takes wine bottles and gives them new life. Their candles are hand-poured and hand-blended in small batches, which makes this local company even more unique. Their scents are inspired by your favorite wine, custom blended, and infused with essential oils. They have everything from Pinot Grigio to Rose!
Sugar Pine Cakery
We also think that a sweet treat is a perfect way to greet your guests when they arrive at their destination. Sugar Pine Cakery in Tahoe City is a sweet, local bakery that specializes in baked goods. Whether you want to include their delicious cookies or some of their delectable donuts, they have just the right options for you. Yum!
Making a guest bag for your guests is not required, but can definitely turn up a wedding just a notch. By adding in local gin you can turn it up two notches! This is where Truckee based Old Trestle Distilleries' Theory Gin comes in to play. Theory Gin is created in the Sierra and inspired by our mountain surroundings. Sounds like the perfect party gift to us.
Start their weekend off right by gifting them with a Platterfare dock box. We talk about Platterfare often on Tahoe Unveiled because they are amazing! A destination wedding requires travel, which usually means you are HUNGRY once you finally reach your hotel. Platterfare offers charcuterie boxes filled to the brim with a variety of meats, cheese, fresh and dried fruits, jam, olives, Marcona almonds, and artisan crackers! If you decide to share Platterfare with your guests let us know, we will RSVP yes!
Whatever you decide to include in your welcome bags, just know that your guests are here to celebrate you and your beloved tying the knot. But, it's always a little more fun to have some unique local goods to celebrate the amazing area you are getting married in to greet them when they arrive.