(Closed) Welcome Bags

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@VioletSky:  we bought in bulk from Costco and included mini water bottles, small bags of chips a’hoy cookies, some other misc. candy, mints, tissue packets, motrin, granola bars as well as a personalized door hanger that on one side reads something to the effect of “welcome family and friends, we’re happy you’re here, enjoy your stay” and the other side says “please do not disturb, we partied all night celebrating the new Mr. & Mrs. Last Name” – i’m also including shuttle information and brunch details, too. good luck!

Post # 4
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I went to a wedding in July that had a welcome bag.  It had a bottle of water, asprin, gum, some granola bars, and a list of restaurants and liquor stores that were located near the hotel

Post # 5
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

We did welcome bags and they were a big hit. Our theme was chandeliers so I painted a chandelier on each bag using a stencil. I wish I had a photo!

We included lots of snacks (chips, nuts, fruit snacks, cookies, granola bars, crackers etc), bottles of water, gum, and a time line of all the events for the wedding.

Post # 6
3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We did, and our guests loved them.  We used reusable canvas shopping bags which weren’t the most beautiful, but our city has a 5c tax on each plastic shopping bag when you buy stuff in stores, so the guests were happy to have reusable bags waiting for them. We also included travel-size sunscreen, chapstick, 2 bottles of water, 2 bags of chips, 2 homemade cookies, a bunch of loose candies,  a subway system map, and an envelope of inserts. The inserts were a restaurant.com gift certificate to a restaurant in the neighborhood of the hotel (you can get a $25 certificate for $5 usually), and an insert card with info about our happy hour gathering and the pickup time for the shuttle we hired to take guests to the venue.

Post # 7
4520 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I just went to a wedding this weekend, and the welcome bags included (1 of each of the following per person):

mini bottle of water

mini m & ms

granola bar


mini dove chocolate

local area guide

I ate everything (except the local area guide)!! 

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