What to include in Wedding Welcome Bags!

Wedding Planning Tips


When it comes to creating unforgettable wedding welcome bags, the key is to strike a balance between practical essentials, local treats, and thoughtful touches that reflect your unique wedding destination. Here are some ideas to consider:

1. Bags, Boxes, or Baskets: Start with the vessel itself – choose bags, boxes, or baskets that not only complement your wedding theme but also serve as a keepsake for your guests. Consider personalizing them with your wedding date, initials, or a special message to add an extra touch of charm.

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2. Hangover Kits: Help your guests recover from the festivities with carefully curated hangover kits. Include essentials like a reusable bag, Emergen-C packets, single-use ibuprofen, a Tide stain stick, and band-aids. Don’t forget to add a mini bottle of hand sanitizer for cleanliness on the go!

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Refreshments: Keep your guests hydrated and satisfied with refreshing treats. Include a bottle of water for each guest in their room, along with fresh fruit like apples – perfect for snacking on during their stay. Consider adding a personal touch by selecting fruits that are in season or locally sourced.

4. Wine: Treat your guests to a taste of your wedding destination with a carefully selected bottle of wine. Choose a family favorite or a personal favorite of the couple to share your love of good wine with your guests. Include a wine bottle opener so they can enjoy it right away!

5. Local Delights: Delight your guests’ taste buds with local baked goods or artisanal treats. Whether it’s a box of chocolates, gourmet cookies, or savory snacks, incorporating local flavors adds a special touch to your welcome bags. Consider including a handwritten note sharing why you love these local delicacies.

6. Souvenirs: Help your guests remember their time at your wedding destination with thoughtful souvenirs. Include a local magnet or postcard featuring iconic landmarks or scenic views. A wine bottle opener engraved with your wedding date or location is both practical and memorable. Don’t forget fun additions like koozies to keep drinks cool during outdoor celebrations.

7. Local Guides and Maps: Provide your guests with insider tips and recommendations for exploring the area. Include brochures for nearby attractions, maps of local wine trails or hiking routes, and guides to must-visit restaurants and shops. This thoughtful gesture allows your guests to make the most of their time in your wedding destination and creates lasting memories.

With these thoughtful additions to your wedding welcome bags, you’ll ensure that your guests feel appreciated and well taken care of throughout their stay. Happy gifting!