8 Ideas for Welcome Bags

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

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When asking guests to travel a bit for your wedding, it’s a nice gesture to have something waiting for them upon their arrival. And with a million other things on your mind while planning your big day, coming up with goodies that all of your guests will enjoy is a time consuming task. So here are a few themes and ideas to get your started!

The easiest way to start would be a  bag with all the basics (via Elizabeth Anne Designs). Think of things they will want or need but aren’t always available in a hotel; bandaids, FREE water (no one likes buying expensive hotel water!) and some cards to pass the time. Keep it simple with this bag that includes a welcome snack including a coke and cookie bag (via Southern Weddings). Perfect after a long day of traveling, simple to prepare, but shows that you are thinking of them and appreciate their efforts to be with you one your wedding day. Make sure your guests are pool ready with this welcome bag via Jesi Haack. Everyone will enjoy a dip and necessities for a sunny destination. Keep it homemade with goodies from your kitchen or from loved ones that want to donate their favorite recipe (via Jenny Steffens). Have guests that enjoy a good cocktail? Prepare martini welcome kits (via One Hitched Lane) and sub in your favorite cocktail ingredients. This works great in mini form so they can mix up a single serving in their own room! If you have guests traveling to a new place, consider packing a bag like this hello sunshine bag (via The Inspired Bride) with necessities and guides for their first time. If friends and family are traveling to your city, you can get inspired by your town and gather local goodies like this cape cod inspired bag via Brides. And last but not least, maybe you like to keep things simple, so find a meaningful quote or saying and provide your loved ones bags that they can tote around for the whole weekend with whatever they need inside like this to have and to hold bag via Dream State.

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Is anyone working on welcome bags for their own wedding? What are you putting in yours?

  1. Gail

    Where would I buy that bile and white striped bag? Love it!