Photo and tutorial at Made By Teens
Having a 'green wedding?' (or at least making the effort?) Why not make your own out of town gift bags? The gift bags shown are made from newspapers with some doilies and ribbon (oh yes, and a little glue.) For the full tutorial head to Made By Teens and see the step by step directions.
Why enrich Hallmark or American Greetings when you can do it yourself and not only save $$ but impress your guests with your thoughtfulness by doing it yourself?
Fill the bags with packets of granola, Santé nuts, bottled water or a bottle of Honest Tea, the ideas are limitless! (And don't forget if you have guests bringing children pack them their own bag including Happy Tot Juice from Happy Family or some of their great organic munchies.
Be sure to add maps of the area, some ideas for tourists (we're lucky, we live near Philadelphia, so there is no shortage of ideas), ideas for local restaurants (including some that are family friendly.) Make your guests feel at home. You know you will be super busy the day before and day of the wedding so preparing these bags ahead of time makes them feel like you are thinking of them even at your busiest.