Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas

Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas

Tips for Brides

If you’ve ever been a guest at a wedding, you know how exciting it is to get the wedding welcome bag when you check into the hotel! It’s like getting a goody bag at a birthday party =) I always look forward to seeing what each couple has done to personalize their wedding welcome bag (or box) because it always tells me more about their personalities. Today I wanted to share some tips and inspiration with you to help you think of both must-have items and some unique items to include in your wedding welcome bag.

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Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas

Pick something simple but nice to put all the goodies in. The most common boxes I see are these. You can also do gift bags like these. Below you can see how our bride, Leigh Ann, customized her wedding welcome box with a large tag on the front. These tags are also useful for the hotel employees since they usually have wedding welcome bags from multiple weddings to distribute. Canvas tote bags like these would also be great for this, and they’re re-usable.

Wedding welcome box with custom tag

Include a schedule for the weekend along with some favorite activities or local spots you’d like to recommend. You can create them in Canva and then get them printed in color at Staples pretty inexpensively.

Wedding welcome bag ideas

Include some candy! I love how Leigh Ann and Taylor included both of their favorite candy and marked them with custom labels. Loved their choice of Reese’s and Starburst!

Custom labels for wedding welcome bag

Include something that shows off the couple’s background or culture if you can! I love the special touch that this couple added by including cheese crisps made by the groom’s mom herself. Not only was it super sweet, but it also introduced all the guests to the groom’s Southern culture.

Cheese crisps as a wedding favor

Amy, Willian, and their planner, Deekay Events, did a great job of incorporating Willian’s Brazilian heritage into their wedding welcome box. They included Brazilian sweets and plantain chips as a nod to Willian’s favorites and some Sugarfina goodies for Amy.

Wedding welcome box in a crateWedding welcome bag with plantain chips, Sugarfina, and Regret Nothing bag

Include some local items whenever possible. I love how Amy and Mark incorporated beach badges and some local postcards:

Wedding welcome bag with postcards and beach badges

Throw in some over-the-counter med packets like Advil, Alka-Seltzer, or Tums – your guests will appreciate it – and put them in a cute hangover kit bag like the one below that says “Regret Nothing”.

Regret Nothing gift bagIn sickness and in health gift tags

Also great to include:

Bonus Tip

Please save one of your welcome bags so I can photograph it on the morning of your wedding day.

More Resources

For more inspiration for your wedding welcome bags, click here to check out my Pinterest board on wedding welcome bags!

Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas by Idalia Photography

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