Welcome / Gift Bags

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@amore28:  this is what i’m going through now!  i was wanting canvas bags so that guests can reuse the bags, but it is a much added cost!  i am leaning towards the recyclable brown bags and putting our logo/foil stamping our bags.  suggestions:  put welcome letter, maps, snacks, water, advil, etc…  any snacks specific to your wedding area.

just FYI-  some hotels charge to hand out welcome bags.  we will probably tell guests that their welcome bag will be in our room for pickup.

Post # 4
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

An alternative to a welcome bag is a welcome drink 😉 



Post # 5
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Unless you find out where are all of your guests are staying (not everyone picks the room block hotel) some guests will be left out of the gift bag. as a guest I would gum or mints, edited restaurant recommendations,  edited site seeing recommendations, (basically a handful of brochures is just junk), water or gatorade, snack- crackers, biscoff cookies, m&ms, a welcome note. Anything else would be gravy.


Post # 6
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I dont think we are going to do welcome bags, but we might do little hangover kits and have them set out at the end of the night. If we do, they won’t include a ton of stuff, maybe a thank you note for celebrating with us, apspirin/tylenol, bottled water, maybe a granola bar or some other kind of munchy for in the morning.

Post # 7
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I had grand plans for welcome bags but was tapped out in energy and money when the wedding rolled around.  So we got cute recycled kraft paper bags and put in packs of cheezits, cookies, a couple bottles of water, hand wipes, ibuprofen, and an itinerary / important info sheet for the wedding weekend.  We delivered them to the 4 hotels where people were staying.  We also brought a stack of the info sheets to our welcome BBQ, for those who were staying with family or friends.

Post # 8
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

amore28:  We’re doing welcome bags with welcome letter, itinerary, things to do/see in the area, water, and a bunch of inexpensive but good snacks.  We’re using inexpensive paper or plastic bags from papermart with our wedding logo on them (we got the embosser from wilshire graphic press & we’re also using it for our programs, menus, and thank you cards).  We have blocks at 3 hotels, so we’ll leave them at the front desks for those guests, and we’ll have the leftovers for ppl who missed them to pick up at our welcome party the day before the wedding.

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