I am so excited for the next installment in our wedding welcome bag challenge where we asked for submissions from some of the best wedding pros in the Washington DC area. We asked them to creatively put together a wedding welcome bag for under $15. Yes, you read that right! Wedding welcome bags can be an unexpected wedding cost that gets tacked on at the end, but there are some really amazing and affordable ways to greet your out-of-town wedding guests. Like today’s welcome box feature from Bellwether Events – her bag is simple, practical and comes with a yummy DIY recipe! We had our friend Amber Wilkie Photgoraphy take some gorgeous photos for us too!

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Photo Credit: Amber Wilkie Photgoraphy

Today’s wedding welcome bag challenge submission feature is a sweet and simple box from Bellwether Events that proves the point that even the most simple of treats can show your guests you care! This box had water, salty and healthy snacks, a homemade marshmallow treat, and a (free!) guide to Washington DC along with a weekend itinerary and a letter from the couple. Janice tucked all the treats into a cute take-out box and dressed it up with some Baker’s twine and personalized monogram stickers. It is simple and exactly what your guests need and want in a welcome gift – a little bite to eat and a point in the right direction in DC during their free time.

Copyright 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com


Bag Contents:

  • Mini bottles of water
  • Homemade Rice Krispie treats (recipe below!)
  • Bag of Cheez-It
  • Apple
  • DC Guide (the first 25 are free at the DC Tourism Office!)
  • Welcome note

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Rice Krispie Treat Recipe



Melt butter in pot. Then mix in and melt the marshmallows until completely smooth. Remove from heat and add in cereal. Stir until completely mixed. Once the mix is not quite so hot, stir in the “charms.” Dump into a 12×9 pan that has been sprayed. Use parchment paper (not wax paper!) to press firmly into the pan. Let sit for a couple hours till it cools. Yields 15 squares.

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So, that’s it! This whole box is well under the $15 price tag! A big, big thank you to Janice at Bellwether Events for sharing this super cute idea for a wedding welcome box! If you are looking for a local wedding planner in the Washington DC area, be sure to check out Bellwether Events.

Come back and see more from our wedding welcome box challenge and be sure to take a look at our past posts on what to include in a Washington DC wedding welcome bag, a Maryland wedding welcome bag, and a Virginia wedding welcome bag! If you are in the mood for more projects, you can check out all of our Washington DC area DIY weddings right here! Be sure to look through our DC area wedding idea galleries and find wedding advice from local DC area pros.

Photo Credits: Amber Wilkie Photgoraphy

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