Wedding 101

How to Create the Perfect Wedding Welcome Bag

by Rachel W. Miller on

Creating a great welcome bag is one of the most fun parts of planning a destination wedding! Here are our tips for creating bags that your guests will love.
Start with the essentials: the schedule for the weekend and a map of all the relevant locations. Guests tend to stress about these things, so providing them right away will help them relax and enjoy themselves.
Next, think comfort, especially if you're doing an outdoor ceremony. Including a fan or a pashmina in the welcome bag is a great way to make sure your guests are comfortable, even if they forgot to pack something. (PS Don't forget a hankie, which everyone could use for the vows!)
Then, think local. The best way to  get your guests excited about your wedding spot is to introduce them to some local flavor. Even if your location isn't particularly exotic, you can still treat them to something from the local farmers market, like honey or jam. Because whether you go sweet or savory, food is always a good choice. (And let your guests toast before they even get to cocktail hour by adding a mini bottle to the bag!)
Finally, wrap everything up in a pretty package and you're all set!
Are you having welcome bags? What are you including in yours?
XO,
Rachel
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