(Closed) Welcome Gift for Guests

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
13951 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We had welcome bags with nip bottles of alcohol (vodka and rum), coke and diet coke, water, snacks, a map of the local area, a list of nearby attractions and restaurants, and a metro map.  People like food and drinks.  My SIL had welcome bags at her wedding and I ate everything inside of it — I neglected to go through everything and missed the sunscreen, and ended up burnt to a crisp at her beach wedding!

Post # 3
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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sarahwilliford:  we had welcome bags for our Destination Wedding in the Dominican Republic, there was sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bright bandaids, Alka seltzer, mini air freshener, Tylenol, crystal light travel packs, pack of pistachios, gummy candy and double-wall travel cup. Our guests LOVED getting all that stuff!

Post # 4
47430 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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sarahwilliford:  Check first to see what is provided in the rooms by your venue. It would be a shame to waste money on stuff that the resort already provides. All 3 of the resorts we stayed at, provided a complimentary fully stocked mini bar and snack center in each room.

I suggest you provide a nice treat that is locally made, whether that is food or beverage. You will also save money on shipping costs if you pick up something after you arrive. You can look for ideas and contacts on your trip in March.

Post # 5
6863 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Ours was mostly water and snacks.  We had a fresh croissant so people could either snack one down then or not have to worry about breakfast in the AM (we were at a ranch without additional amenities, not a resort).  Lots of people were loving on the croissants.  We also did a my state, his state, our state set of items.  And I know there was more, but I honestly can’t remember what!  If you’re thinking about how things need to go back on a plane, just get edibles and you’ll be all set.

Post # 6
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m doing sunglasses, a hangover kit, and lip balm, hand sanitizer. I’m having it an all inclusive resort, so i don’t think food would be neccessary. 

Post # 7
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Ours isn’t a destination wedding but for our out of town guests we are doing a ‘welcome to Philly/ our wedding’ bag! It’ll have tasty kakes, peanut chews, those bride and groom marshmallows, mentos, mini packs of Tylenol, water, and hard pretzels. I am considering if I should splurge and buy mini soft pretzels and individually wrap them in cellophane to put in the bag.

Post # 8
2597 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We provided water, a couple of snacks that were related to the city (popcorn and cookies from local shops), and some paper information–like where to eat and stuff like that. Nothing that fancy!

I do like the suggestions that make sense for the destination–like sunscreen if you’re going to be on the beach–and also one of those single-packs of pain relievers is a nice thing too. 


Oh! I forgot–for people who were coming with kids, we also found a really funny coloring book pertaining to the city we got married in off of Etsy and gave that with some crayons. It was sort of a splurge (there weren’t THAT many kids coming OOT), but we couldn’t help ourselves.

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