If you are having a destination wedding or asking many of your guests to stay in hotel rooms, it's a good idea to include a little something special for those guests traveling to your wedding. Wedding welcome gift bags are a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding and say a special thank you to those loved ones. But not every gift bag is created equal. Many come in the form of baskets, reusable totes, paper bags, and boxes. And even more different are the items you can put inside of your welcome bags.
Local Collectibles - Whether you are having a destination wedding or a backyard wedding, those unfamiliar with the area will love getting local memorabilia to take home with them. Include maps of the area and transportation maps for guests who may be staying the whole weekend. Don't forget to mark any spots that are of particular interest. Items that are famous to the area are the perfect complement to an OOT wedding gift bag and help polish the look of a welcome bag. Hawaii wedding? Include real flower leis in each gift bag. Vermont wedding? Small bottles of local maple syrup will add to atmosphere of your wedding.
Don't forget your wedding details. Your welcome bags are the perfect spot to include all the important details about your wedding. Be sure to include your itinerary for the weekend and any contact phone numbers for guests that may have questions. Throw in a personalized koozie or photo of the bride and groom with a hand written message on the back so guests have a small token to remember the day with.
The Hangover Helper Kit has been increasing in popularity throughout the years and typically consists of everything you'll need to fend off the dreaded post-party hangover. To pull off a hangover kit, include items like a bottle of Coca-Cola, Aspirin, Water, gum, and Pepto Bismol or Tums. Add a pair of cheap sunglasses to the kit for a few laughs. A $5.00 gift certificate to Starbucks or McDonalds will be much appreciated for those looking for a coffee fix or greasy relief.
Food, Snacks, and Necessities - Include small snacks like crackers, chips, and cookies in your wedding gift bags for guests to munch on after their long flight or during the transition before your reception. These snacks also come in handy as late night munchies. Add other fun items like local magazines and mini bottles of wine or liquor. If there will be children attending the wedding, include a coloring book with crayons for them to enjoy. Lastly, don't forget toiletry items. While these functional items may be easy to overlook, many times they are the items that get the most appreciation. Handy mini sewing kits will be a life saver for popped buttons. Other necessities like Chapstick, lint rollers, sunscreen, and mouthwash are just a few must-haves your wedding guests will be thanking you for.
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