After helping so many friends create their wedding welcome gifts and hospitality baskets and then rush around just days before the wedding running them all over the city, Dana decided that today’s brides should not have to do this themselves and created Bagable Gifts. “So many brides underestimate the time it takes to put these gifts together. The gifts end up being put off until the last minute, and they the guests are greeted with a less than fabulous thank you for all the time and effort spent traveling to the wedding. I feel that the welcome gift is the couple’s opportunity to make an amazing first impression and show their appreciation to their guests.”
Get to know Dana + learn how she can help you on your wedding day.
When it comes to alleviating last minute wedding stress, Bagable Gifts is a one of a kind gem that will take care of the personal details your guests will see upon arrival to your wedding. Dana Karlov, believes that, as with life, a business is what you make it. She loves what she does and that comes through in every aspect of Bagable Gifts. “When I speak with brides I share their excitement and I feel honored that they have allowed me to take part in their special day. All clients receive my personal attention and we only commit to one wedding per weekend in order to ensure that our brides will have our undivided attention at all times.”
What makes Bagable Gifts so unique?
There is nobody that does what we do. This is not your Grandma’s welcome gift. These gifts are sleek and elegant and have a wow factor. They are also all fully customizable. We match your wedding colors, invitation fonts, floral style, etc. to make sure that these gifts fit seamlessly into your event. We don’t have a list of items that you can include because with us, the possibilities are endless. We can get pretty much anything a bride wants and work with the top vendors in the city to make every gift a true masterpiece!
What is your area of expertise?
Bagable Gifts specializes in one of a kind gift bags made exclusively for your wedding. Weddings are our passion! All of our gifts are designed to reflect the needs of each individual couple. Whether they are looking for a Chicago theme, to tell the story of how they met, reflect the season or showcase their wedding colors, we design a gift that is absolutely perfect. Because these gifts are designed to greet wedding hotel guests as they arrive, most gifts include several food items along with city guides and a couple extras at the couple’s request.
What kind of experience do your clients receive?
At Bagable Gifts, we are a full service organization. From the moment you call, you will be guided through a short questionnaire in which you will discuss your needs and the overall mood of the wedding as well as what types of items you would like in your gifts. From then on, we do the rest. We provide you with an online proposal as well as a menu of item substitution and upgrades for you to choose from. We create and assemble the gifts and then deliver them to the hotels where your guests are staying. We know that brides are busy, and so we do our best to work efficiently and within their schedule.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Simply put, I love weddings and I love being a part of someone’s big day. It is a great feeling to know that you have created the perfect gift for someone, and that you are responsible for putting a smile on someone’s face. I take a lot of pride in what i do, and I am really lucky to get to work with so many amazing brides!