9 Welcome Bag Ideas for Your Wedding Guests

Feb 04, 2021 | Planning

Kick off your event for out-of-towners by greeting them with an assortment of gifts. These welcome baskets, totes, boxes, and more are sure to inspire. There's no better way to welcome your guests to a wedding day—or wedding weekend—than by putting together your very own welcome bag, welcome box, or welcome basket. Especially fitting for destination celebrations where you know that many of the guests have traveled from far and wide, a small gift with a few hand-picked surprises is just the thing to make every attendee feel like a special part of the big day.

Not sure what to include as part of your welcome gift? The options are nearly endless—and so are the containers. Start out by brainstorming favorite snacks, sweets, or sips, like bottled water with your own monogram or wedding logo on the label, a beloved chocolate bar or local treat, or even miniature bottles of bubbly to really get the festivities started.

From there, you can move on to travel-friendly additions for guests who many not be as familiar with your wedding destination, like personalized maps with all of your go-to spots clearly marked. Don't forget to include the ceremony and reception locations, as well as any shuttle or transportation information, too! You may also consider adding a post-party recovery kit. Think Advil, eye masks, or do-not-disturb signs that match your wedding stationery for a fun and playful touch. Wrap everything up in a stylish (and preferably reusable!) vessel and drop in a note thanking your celebrants for coming. Handwritten cards aren't mandatory, but they're certainly appreciated.

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Photography: Jenny Quicksall
Welcome Bag Ideas Wedding Pin it
Photography: Jenny Quicksall
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Photography: Eric Kelly | Planning: Pamela Barefoot Events
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Photography: Kristina Adams | Planning: Amy Nichols Special Events
Welcome Bag Wedding Pin it
Photography: Williamsburg Photo Studios
Welcome Bag Ideas Wedding Pin it
Photography: Williamsburg Photo Studios
Welcome Bag Ideas Wedding Pin it
Photography: Williamsburg Photo Studios
Welcome Bag Ideas Wedding Pin it
Photography: Eric Kelly | Planning: Pamela Barefoot Events
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Photography: Aaron Delesie | Planning: Amy Nichols Special Events

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Images 1 & 2: Jenny Quicksall | Image 3: via Pamela Barefoot Events | Image 4: via Amy Nichols Special Events | Images 5, 6 & 7: Williamsburg Photo Studios | Image 8: via Pamela Barefoot Events | Image 9: via Amy Nichols Special Events

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