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.
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.
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.
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.
Include some local items whenever possible. I love how Amy and Mark incorporated beach badges and some local postcards:
Also great to include:
- Individually-wrapped breath mints
- Snack bags like Goldfish (a personal fave!). You can also mix it up with these.
- Beverage with cute striped straws
- Electrolyte Powder Packets
- A local map or mini guide book
- A brochure of the hotel
- A personalized note
Please save one of your welcome bags so I can photograph it on the morning of your wedding day.
For more inspiration for your wedding welcome bags, click here to check out my Pinterest board on wedding welcome bags!