Calling all Destination or FL Brides!!!! Welcome Bags Help

posted 2 years ago in Favors
Post # 2
242 posts
Helper bee

I’ve lived in FL for almost 9 years now so my suggestions are:

flip flops


hats–wide brims

beach towels


I’m not sure if any of these fit what you’d like but they all scream FL to me! I would think you could find flip flops duirng the summer, I’ve heard Old Navy has a good sale, Target, Walmart, not sure what quality you would want.

Seashells, I would check online if you wanted to do that ahead of time. Or you could get small bottles and get shells and sand from the beach if you are close enough and have time. That could be a cool keepsake for your guests as well.

If you wanted towels that say Ft Lauderdale, i would look at CVS, Walgreens once you get there. They tend to have touristy stuff like that. If you just wanted really nice beach towels, I would think you could find a place online and get them ahead of time.

Sunscreen I was thinking small travel bottles, again Walgreens/CVS/Walmart once you get there.

Hats, again if you wanted them to say Ft Lauderdale, look at stores there.

Hope this helps! Good luck!


Post # 3
3113 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015


A) You can probably find cheap, thin, linen cloth totes at any craft stores: Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, JoAnns, etc. 

B) Your ideas sound cute, but I would add some sunglasses, sunscreen, and other staples of welcome bags: Some snacks, aspirin, candy, etc. 

C) Any of the little things you can probably get at any Dollar Store. It doesn’t seem like they would take too much time and effort to put together. I think it would just be matter of whether you wanted completed bags upon landing or some you still have to put together. 

Post # 4
30 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

@futuremrskhbd — we’re getting married in Miami and just ordered customized sunglasses with our names on them. Also planning to do water, travel sunscreen, etc in case ppl want to go to the beach/pool. Curious to see other suggestions too!!

Post # 7
242 posts
Helper bee

i would suggest packing the sunscreens in your checked baggage, rather than your carry on. in a plastic ziploc bag of course. check with your airline to make sure, though!

Post # 8
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I am doing welcome bags! I wanted canvas too made out of eco friendly materials and recyclable/reusable. For that reason too, we didn’t want to plaster our names all over it because we want people to actually use them so instead we put our wedding ’emblem’ on them. It’s actually the bird tattoo I have on my ankle but we’ve been using them throughout like on the back of envelope invites, will be on some napkins, etc. We’re planning to fill them with candy goodies and some other fun stuff! I know I would love to have a bag if I were guest so I was so happy to see someone else on here was doing them!

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