If you have out-of-town guests traveling to your wedding, or you are all traveling to a destination, you will want to make your guests comfotable. A welcome bag filled with items they will need during their stay is your answer.
Depending on your budget, these can range from small paper bags filled with water, a snack, and a map to large canvas totes overflowing with luxury items. Here are some ideas for items to put in your welcome bags
- welcome letter with directions to ceremony and reception and other critical details.
- refillable water bottle
- snacks (fruit, nuts, etc.)
- locally produced food and drinks
- a local map
- tummy-settling remedies
- Tylenol, Excedrin, and/or Advil
- pen and paper
- travel-pack of tissues
For outdoor destination weddings, you may also want to include: sunscreen, lotion, chapstick, and a flashlight.
If you are looking for an inexpensive alternative to small paper bags,
check out the mini totes in the picture. Today through August 2nd they are on sale for only 79 cents each. Regular $1.95).
On the other end of the spectrum, the high-quality canvas tote in the second picture ($15.00) is perfect to fill with heart-felt gifts for your out-of-town guests. These “Welcome to Our Wedding” Canvas Tote Bag can even be personalized.