Whether it’s for wedding party gifts, buying engagement presents, or even just finding the right present for family and friends, there can be a lot of pressure on gift-giving. There’s a tricky balance between finding something useful and sentimental that also won’t break the bank. When it comes to gifting for weddings, you may find yourself asking:
- What are practical items for wedding party presents?
- Should I have wedding welcome gift bags?
- How do I DIY wedding party presents?
- How much should I spend on wedding favors?
If you're reading this post when the episode originally aired, the holiday season just ended, so you can know how stressful it can be to purchase gifts for everyone on your list. Rightfully so! No one wants to give OR receive an in-genuine or impractical present, especially when it comes to weddings. From wedding party proposals, to wedding welcome bags, to even party favors, there is a lot to unpack. Of course, you want everyone to be happy with what they receive, without it costing you a fortune!
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Episode 47: The Do's and Don'ts of Wedding Party Gifts
Today we’re tackling the Do's and Don'ts of Wedding Gifting. From wedding party proposals, to welcome gifts, to wedding favors, to wedding party gifts, to DIYing presents, we’re talking about it all.
If you’re reading this blog post in January, the holidays just ended and you’re probably still recovering from having to do all that gift shopping! You know that picking out the perfect gifts is no easy feat.
In order to help you all find (or make) practical and fun presents for your wedding – whether for your guests or your wedding party, I invited my favorite gift-giving expert, Alexandra Puccini of Lavender and Pine Gifting!
I work with Alexandra to put together my client welcome gifts and she’s amazing! When I started out, I did it on my own, and it definitely took a year of doing it all, sourcing the boxing, the tissue, each product that went into the box, the ribbon, and the endless trips to the post office for me to realize I should outsource it to someone else.
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE gifting. It’s definitely one of my love languages, which is why I do it often for my clients, but I also know I should spend that time either working on stuff for my clients or in my business.
And by outsourcing it to an expert, I’m able to support a fellow female entrepreneur, who’s much better at it than I am anyway, so everyone wins!
About Alexandra of Lavender and Pine
Alexandra Puccini is a former Media & Advertising professional turned full-time business Owner of Lavender + Pine, a luxury gift company specializing in gifting for Wedding Professionals, Corporate Events, and life's everyday occasions. In 2018, Alexandra founded L+P when she was in need of beautiful and practical gifts for her wedding party that wouldn't get tossed in a junk drawer or thrown away. After coming up short in her Pinterest search, she realized there was a need for elevated and timeless gifting with beautiful packaging that has since turned into a successful business serving clients and customers worldwide!
In addition to loving her role as a creative entrepreneur, Alexandra loves experimenting in all things culinary, reading personal development, mentoring, spa days, and listening to music. She's grateful to operate a business that partnered her experience in Client and Account services with her love of curating and design to create a memorable experience for all who share the love language of gifting.
Alexandra lives in Connecticut with her husband and rescue pup, Callie.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR EPISODE 47: The Do's and Don'ts of Wedding Gifting
Here's a summary of our interview:
- Meet Alexandra Puccini of Lavender and Pine Gifting [7:18]
- How should you plan for wedding party and guest gifts? [13:33]
- What are practical gifts for your wedding party? [19:50]
- Should couples assemble welcome bags themselves? [26:20]
- What are the best items to include in wedding welcome gift bags? [33:30]
- Tips for wedding party favors? [37:29]
- Alexandra's secret tip for the best wedding welcome bags? [42:59]
- What moments give you the most joy and are the most meaningful to you? [46:45]
Don't forget to enter this week's giveaway! Alexandra is gifting one lucky listener a free gift box valued at up to $100! To enter, make sure you follow Ask the Planner, and Lavender & Pine on Instagram @lavenderandpinegifting and @asktheplannerpodcast. Leave the podcast a five star review on Apple Podcasts and DM us a screenshot of the review @asktheplannerpodcast. Giveaway is deadline in Friday, January 7 – so don't delay!
Links Mentioned in the Episode: The Do's and Don'ts of Wedding Gifting
- Lavender & Pine Gifting
- Verve's Ultimate Wedding Welcome Bag Checklist
- Wedding Vendor Email Templates and Interview Questions Guide
Connect with Lavender & Pine Gifting
- Instagram: @lavenderandpinegifting
- Online: www.lavenderandpinegifting.com
- Facebook: @lavenderpinegifting
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