(Closed) Detroit/Michigan Themed Welcome Bags?

posted 9 years ago in Detroit
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m not sure if we’ll be Detroit-area specific or not, but if you are it seems like Baklava is a must have.  It’s a little further afield, but I was also thinking maybe some Mackinac Island Fudge.

For non-food items you might consider providing info on the Greenfield village/Henry Ford complex (since we’re getting married at dearborn inn this is particularly relevent for us).   I’m not sure if timing will work out, but (assuming there are still some operating by then), it might be cool to arrange a tour of an auto factory for OOT guests.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

There are a few well known food/beverage brands based in Detroit, like Faygo pop and Better Made chips =)…that could make a yummy snack in an OOT bag. If you’re a foodie, slipping in some locally made and sourced goodies from Zingerman’s could also be a good option. And I’m not sure if September would be too early, but I always loved going apple picking in the fall in MI, and it would be kind of cool to include some local orchard apples and cider or something!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Sanders fudge is from Detroit! OH, and Vernors … mmm I love Vernors.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I definitely think you need to include some Vernors!  One of my favorite Michigan items!  I also think Cherry Republic would have lots of good stuff.  I know my FILs made little gift bags for their relatives for a family reunion using stuff from there.

Post # 9
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Newbee

Lots of VERNORS! I’m in NY and try to stock up every holiday to bring more VERNORS to NY.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We are doing the same thing!  Germack Nuts are also Detroit-made.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

As a girl from Detroit city, I have to vote for Faygo and Better Made – I order Better Made chips online every few months and I LOVE THEM!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2001

Sanders hot fudge is a musttt! MMMM!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Check out the Pronto’s Corner Store in Royal Oak. It’s attached to Pronto’s Restaurant, and I don’t know the hours off hand. However, they have a TON of local fare you can put in baskets/bags.

Vernors, Faygo, Saunder’s hot fudge (my MOH gave this as her favors!), Better Made, Dearborn Sausage…

 

and for locally made crafty things – http://ilovecitybird.com/.

 

How about this for a guest book?

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This website has a great listing of Made in Michigan products which you should definitely try out. 

What about for special out of town guests… a bottle of Michigan wine?  Tabor Hill is great wine!  I would definitely recommend it!  Or continuing on the drink theme, you could do a bottle of Oberon for each over 21 guest. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

Wow, great resources! A bottle of Michigan wine or some Oberon would be a great favor.

I know a lot of friends who’ve made sure to have Oberon at their weddings.  We had our champagne toast with wine from L. Mawby vineyards (in Northern Michigan) because we went there on the day we got engaged. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I live in the UP. I’m origianlly from san Diego, so I can’t offer a huge ton. Things that scream MI to me (as a not native) are def Vernors, Faygo Rock & Rye, Mackinac Island fudge. We planned to have Yooper Bars on our dessert buffet, too. I love the idea of the little mitten pin! I guess we have our own local things up here, too, like Trenary Toast and Sayklly’s chocolates. And pasties, which are weird to me.

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