What Would You Include in Your Welcome Bag???

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
3014 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Have you looked into the price of Polaroid cameras and their film? It may be cost prohibitive.

I would include a small bottle of salsa lizano with their presents, that is pretty much the most Tico thing ever.

Post # 4
3014 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

The very best coffee is what you get at the grocery store – comes in a red and white bag, can’t remember the name, sorry. It is cheap enough to get for everyone though!

is $25 for the camera or a cartridge of film? I have an old polaroid and I haven’t been able to justify buying film for a long time because a) they don’t make it anymore and b) it is super expensive.

Post # 6
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

ny88:  great list! We got married in Mexico and threw in some of these items (mostly from the dollar store/target)- we had 4 guests (2 couples so really only 2 bags):

-small activity books (I mixed it up so some got sudoku, some got crosswords, others word searches)

-small notepad & pen for their travel notes

-dollar store pool ring floats (they were small enough to blow up ourselves and could be trashed if they didn’t want to take home)

-environmentally friendly sunscreen (alot of snorkeling parks & cenote parks are very careful and do not allow swimmers with regular sunscreen as it can damage the fish/rocks/water)

-I made a little booklet with our itinerary, a spot to write in room #’s if they wanted, a few local coupons, a small map of the immediate area, spanish phrases, and money conversion chart

-Our big splurge for the bags was bubba kegs for everyone- the huge like 60 oz size. I got a stencil & put their names on each. It was great since we were at an AI- we could have the bartender fill them up and go take a walk around town/beach for 2+ hours and our drink would still be slushy when we returned…. I got those on amazon for $14 each… 

-The last splurge was we got canvas bags off vistaprint (with my coupon they were $10/each) and I put the outline of mexico on the bag, and a heart over where we got married, and in spanish “I left my heart in isla mujeres”

Post # 7
266 posts
Helper bee

I really like the idea of insect repellant believe it or not. It’s very practical and not everyone will remember to bring their own.  how about some sunscreen as well? and maybe a sun hat? or funky sun glasses?

Post # 8
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

-have the bag be reusable.



-bug spray and because I get bit no matter how much repellant i have on, I suggest insect bite treatment ( they have those sticks you dab on the bite)

-a postcard or two

-conversion chart for money would be a good idea


-travel water bottle/mug something reusable

-you could put a cheap disposable camera in the bag with directions to take pictures and give back to you. You could process the cameras after the wedding and make a scrapbook


Post # 9
2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

We are doing:

Folder with itinerary, maps, etc

Snacks: Nuts, Bars, fruit

Drinks: Water



Pack of Tissues


Post # 11
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Our guests are travelling far, so I wanted to spoil them with the OOT bags.  I am including:

Beach bag

Weekend survival kit including: mini 1st aid kit, aloe vera gel, hand sanitizer, tylenol, pepto & advil packs, electrolyte powder packs, mini altoids, insect repellent wipes, and shout wipes

personalized deck of cards

aviator sunglasses

wristlet to hold their room key and tip money

20 oz insulated mug to keep drinks cold at the pool with personalized sticker

I may also include an activity book, but i have to find the right size because my wedding travel materials are getting ridiculous.

Post # 12
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I am very particular about flip flops, so unless they were reef sandals with the thin straps, that’d be a waste. I like all of your other items and my favorite types of items are food (snacks and sweets) And water. Nothing needs to be personalized imo but that’s up to you. Sunscreen and aloe vera are great. 

Post # 15
2916 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

we  did our plastic cups (for drinking at the all inclusive resort), sunscreen, itinerary, hand sanitizer, and a money holder for tips

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