Wedding Welcome Bags Guide: 5 Tips And 25 Ideas

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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.

Containers

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 simple box is great, and the wraps for food can be of kraft paper to match

a simple box is great, and the wraps for food can be of kraft paper to match

03 a box with a state topper and a neutral ribbon to remind of the wedding place

03 a box with a state topper and a neutral ribbon to remind of the wedding place

a tray with transparent package is another great idea to try and can be reused after

a tray with transparent package is another great idea to try and can be reused after

a simple fabric bag can be used after the wedding and will remind your guests of it

a simple fabric bag can be used after the wedding and will remind your guests of it

personalize the bag with some words that you like

personalize the bag with some words that you like

a fabric bag with a hint on the wedding location

a fabric bag with a hint on the wedding location

fabric bags hinting on a destination wedding

fabric bags hinting on a destination wedding

wicker welcome bags can be easily reused and look really nice

wicker welcome bags can be easily reused and look really nice

Snacks

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.

snacks and local water bottles make the welcome bag more thoughtful

snacks and local water bottles make the welcome bag more thoughtful

cookies in the shape of states where the bride and groom come from

cookies in the shape of states where the bride and groom come from

nuts and gummi bears are a great snak choice

nuts and gummi bears are a great snak choice

why not offer local apples that your guests may really love

why not offer local apples that your guests may really love

include the bride's favorite snack and you two's favorite one with matching labels

include the bride's favorite snack and you two's favorite one with matching labels

local snacks and drinks can be a nice idea to make your guests feel the local tastes

local snacks and drinks can be a nice idea to make your guests feel the local tastes

Drinks

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.

bottles of water are a must for every welcome bag

bottles of water are a must for every welcome bag

you can also opt for local alcohol or your favorite one to personalize the bag

you can also opt for local alcohol or your favorite one to personalize the bag

label the bottles with your names, date or monograms

label the bottles with your names, date or monograms

Necessary Items

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.

some sun spray is a must if you are having an outside wedding on a hot day

some sun spray is a must if you are having an outside wedding on a hot day

a revelry remedy kit is a essential for a welcome bag to make your guests feel good

a revelry remedy kit is a essential for a welcome bag to make your guests feel good

Advil is a nice choice in case you aren't packing a whole hangover kit

Advil is a nice choice in case you aren't packing a whole hangover kit

if it's a beach wedding, add sunscreen, sunburnt skin remedies and stuff like that

if it's a beach wedding, add sunscreen, sunburnt skin remedies and stuff like that

sunglasses will help a lot on a sunny day

sunglasses will help a lot on a sunny day

wicker baskets with a thermos and a hot drink inside and a pashmina to fight a cool ambience

wicker baskets with a thermos and a hot drink inside and a pashmina to fight a cool ambience

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.

include your favorite drink into the bag to personalize it a bit

include your favorite drink into the bag to personalize it a bit

include wedding programs and different information necessary for the wedding

include wedding programs and different information necessary for the wedding

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