If you’re planning a destination wedding or having lots of out of town guests to your wedding location, stuff it is standard for the couple getting married to create welcome bags for these special attendees. We wanted to share a few items that are key to a favorable welcome bag.
Customized Welcome Bag- The bag itself has to be reusable and not overly wedding themed. Many couples love to put their initials or wedding date on the welcome bags, but by taking this approach many guests won’t ever use the bag again. Keep the bag simple, but stylish.
Specialty Food Items- Every city is known for some of kind of food item. Find local treats and goodies that represent the city your wedding is located to share with your friends.
Maps and Itineraries- If you’re planning wedding-weekend activities/events that involve out of town guests, make sure these events are documented and located in the welcome bag. People need directions and times in order to stay on track throughout a busy weekend. Also, be sure to add local attractions for guests to check out during their mini vacation (aka your wedding).
Branded Sunglasses- You should include one branded fun-quirky item to the welcome basket such as sunglasses. People will wear them throughout the weekend and to the wedding. This could lead to fun pictures be posted on social media channels with your personal wedding hashtag!