Friday Favorite - OOT la-la bags on The Newport Bride

Newport Welcome Bags – OotLala

Hooray! Your guests have arrived in Newport and are checking into the hotel. They’re excited for the festivities but a teeny bit, they’re missing hone. What’s the thing that sets your wedding apart and makes them feel instantly comfortable? Your amazing Newport themed welcome bags!

Friday Favorite - OOT la-la bags on The Newport Bride

This weeks Friday Favorite is Oot la-la. They make the perfect Newport themed welcome bags! Their founder Diana started the company after trying to find the perfect welcome/out-of-town (OOT) bag for her own wedding. She couldn’t find the ideal bag and the idea for OOT la-la was born! Today Diana work with clients to get a sense of the event style along with gifting goals and offers suggestions based on their feedback. Ideally a couple wants to give out of towners a feel for Rhode Island and it’s local flavor. So, OOT la-la offers Rhode Island crafted treats, such as Kettle Corn and artisan Soda Pop. There are options for every taste as well as a few extra goodies like the “To The Rescue” kit which offers some relief after a fun night of celebrating. Couples can even source special items and customize items if something special is desired. Add some finishing touches like gift tags, tissue paper and ribbon and couples are ready to welcome guests to town!

Friday Favorite - OOT la-la bags on The Newport Bride

 What’s the most popular bag? The most popular bag has been the Illustrated Newport Map Canvas Tote. And it’s exclusive to OOT la-la! The bag is a super cute souvenir guests will have as a keepsake to remind them of the wedding and the beautiful city of Newport.  And hey, in a pinch, guests can refer to it to see where they’re headed next!
What is the coolest item anyone has asked you to add to a welcome bag?
I would say the coolest thing was including a note from the Mayor of Newport welcoming guests to Newport RI on behalf of the bride and groom. We had it printed on a high end letterhead paper and it added a very special touch to the package.

 

In case you were wondering…our ultimate Newport gift bag starts with the Illustrated Newport Map Tote, then the Newport Cookie, colorful straws, Del’s Lemonade Mix, Kettie’s Kettle Corn, an emergency kit with the medicine cabinet necessities, a bottle opener, Rhode Island Rocks (chocolate peanuts and pretzels), R.I. Yacht Club soda and a sweet welcome note for your guests!

(Pictures from OOT la-la and questions from an interview with Diana)

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