When your wedding guests travel from far and wide to celebrate your wedding day with you, it’s a lovely idea to create wedding welcome bags to greet them upon their arrival at the hotel. Your guests will likely arrive at all different times, and even though you’d love to personally welcome each of them, it’s just not realistic. The perfect solution: your fabulous wedding welcome bags!
First things first, when you are ordering your customized wedding accessories like cocktail napkins, personalized matches and sparkler sleeves, go ahead and design custom wedding gift bags that coordinate with your wedding theme. When you line them up, filled with special treats for your out of town guests, you will LOVE that they coordinate with your other personalized wedding accessories.
Next, decide what to put in your wedding welcome bags. There are tons of options for how to fill your wedding welcome bags, but a good rule of thumb is to include a few necessities and a few indulgences.
Necessities are things like water bottles, any relevant maps, sunscreen or bug spray for outdoor events, and a couple single packets of ibuprofen. If your budget allows, sleeping masks, snacks and scented candles are all great additions to your wedding welcome bag.
Indulgences can include mini bottles of locally distilled whiskey, sweet delicacies like truffles or dark chocolate, a gift card to the local coffee shop around the corner from the hotel or a mini bottle of champagne. If you are planning to use personalized cocktail napkins or matches at your wedding, add those to your wedding welcome bag, too.
Of course, you will want to include a wedding weekend schedule to keep everyone on the same page! Cut waaaaay down on all the questions by informing everyone of all relevant details in advance. Consider it investing in your wedding weekend sanity! To design a wedding weekend schedule that complements your wedding invitation suite, create another invitation, but tailor the text to be a wedding weekend itinerary rather than an invitation. Voilá!
Lastly, a personal note to each of your out of town guests is the perfect final detail on your wedding welcome bags. Schedule yourself some time, well before the wedding day, to write a thoughtful note to each of your guests expressing your appreciation for their presence at your momentous occasion.