It may happens so that you won’t be able to greet all your guests upon their arrival, you can make welcome bags, which is especially important if you are having a destination wedding or your guests are mostly out-of-towners. If you are interested how to make such a welcome bag and what to put inside, our today’s roundup is right what you need.
A basic canvas tote is a great way to hold all your items and is perfect for a wedding where guests will be sightseeing. Don’t personalize these bags to let your guests use them after the wedding, and if you desperately want to do it, use a motif from your wedding theme or the venue. If it’s a rustic, garden wedding, it may be a basket, or a cool box for a vintage fair.
A couple of snacks is a must for every welcome bag because they’ll let your guests beat the hunger in case of a late night dance party or something like that. Be creative and choose something local to the out-of-towners that will remind of the place.
Drinks are another must for a welcome bag, and these are usually bottles of water. If you want something more creative, Swap out the bottle of water for something that speaks directly to the theme of your wedding. Try coconut water for a tropical destination wedding, miniature bottles of wine for a vineyard soiree or locally brewed beer for ranch nuptials.
Don’t forget of the season and the weather outside. Sunglasses, bug spray and fans will beat the heat, while pashminas, tea bags and hand-warmers are perfect for a fall or winter wedding. Ponchos and umbrellas are other must-haves if rain is in the forecast.
Don’t let your guests regret that last glass of champagne. Create a special hangover kit, complete with a bottle of water, Advil, Alka-Seltzer and Emergen-C to help them combat any morning-after ailments that might keep them from enjoying the rest of the wedding festivities.
A Personal Touch
Add a personal touch to your bag by including items you love or things that speak to you two as a couple. Maybe it’s a signature sweet, a book of crossword puzzles or a mix of your favorite beats. These details that capture your quirks make fun welcome bag additions your guests will surely love (and get a good laugh out of). Include a thoughtful letter to welcome them and tell them how happy you are to be sharing your wedding day with them. Handwriting each note if possible.