8 Wedding Welcome Bag Essentials ...


Whether you’re planning a destination wedding or simply expecting many of out-of-town guests, a fully stocked wedding welcome bag is always appreciated.

From basics like water bottles and mints to fun treats like a locally inspired snack, these wedding welcome bag essentials are guaranteed to help your guests settle in and prepare to party.

Read on, and get ready to check one more thing off your to-do list!

1. A Stylish Bag

A Stylish Bag

While a stylish paper bag is definitely a great option, you can also make your wedding welcome bag itself something guests can reuse all weekend long and even afterward by selecting an eco-friendly reusable tote.

Customized tote bags featuring your names, wedding date and monogram are popular choices, as are those showcasing graphics or sayings that represent your city, state or wedding venue.

Get creative, and don’t forget to order a few extras for yourselves, your parents and the members of your wedding party.

2. A Helpful Map

A Helpful Map

Even in the era of GPS, you can never go wrong with a paper map highlighting your wedding location and key sites to visit around town.

Custom maps are always fun, or you can simply include a store-bought map along with a typed insert identifying must-visit locations.2

Including turn-by-turn printed directions from the hotel to the wedding venue is definitely a helpful touch, as well.

3. Your Wedding Weekend Itinerary

Your Wedding Weekend Itinerary

As your guests arrive and settle in, they’re sure to have one big question on their minds – what should we do next?

Including an outline of your wedding weekend itinerary, complete with a listing of any planned welcome parties, sightseeing excursions and morning-after brunches, will help your guests easily keep track of everything on the agenda while also getting excited about what’s to come.

Custom itineraries with fun designs are a great choice, but a basic DIY printout also works just as well.

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