Planning a destination wedding? Or do you have guests who are traveling into town from near and far? Welcome bags are a great way to greet your guests as they arrive into a new city and kick off the weekend festivities with a fun treat waiting for them when they check into their hotel. Not only are welcome bags fun but it is a nice way to thank your guests for attending your wedding, no matter how far of a journey it was for them.
Here are the welcome bag essentials to make it great:
A great tote, basket or container
Refreshments – bottled water, locally made beverage or the couples favorite drink
Snacks – sweet and salty snacks are a welcome treat after the reception
Local Information – give your guest a map of the city, local attractions and favorite spots around the city for their down time
Wedding Weekend Information – guests will appreciate a weekend timeline so they are ensure they are in the right place at the right time
Weather Necessities – for a beach wedding, throw in some sunscreen and aloe or for a winter wedding, some hand warmers
A Personalized Note – a great way to thank you guests and let them know how excited you are to share your day with them.
Get creative, the possibilities are endless when it comes to items for the welcome bags!!
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Alexandra Pare is a DC Wedding Planner and owner of event planning firm Cherry Blossom Events. She loves modern details and those ‘WOW’ factors that make each event unique. Contact them today for a complementary consultation.