Hospitality at Its Finest: Your Guide To Creating the Perfect Wedding Welcome Bag

Welcome bags are a fun and hospitable way to welcome out-of-town guests to your destination wedding location! Filled with everything from gourmet goodies and gifts to local maps and things to do, your guests will be delighted at how thoughtful and resourceful this hospitable gesture is!

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Welcome bags are also a great way to introduce your guests to the overall theme of your wedding! If you’re going for a tuscan theme and your colors are wineberry and apple green, try incorporating those colors into the packaging. You should also base the items inside around your theme. In the case of the tuscan theme, you could include a bottle of wine (or wine split, which serves 2 glasses), a personalized corkscrew and a serving of cheese and crackers.

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Welcome bags can be prepared for each guest or groups of guests staying together. You’ll need to do a bit of pre planning to arrange for them to be delivered. If you’ve blocked off rooms at certain hotels, you can call reservations to find out who has booked under your block name. This way, you’ll know how many bags to deliver to each hotel and be able to provide the front desk with a list of guests who they should be delivered to. Some hotels will charge a small convenience fee to hand out the bags upon your guest’s arrival so be sure you ask ahead of time so there are no surprises.

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IDEAS OF THINGS TO INCLUDE:

  • Local Map (contact the local Chamber of Commerce to find out if anyone disburses them free of charge)
  • Restaurant Recommendations
  • Important Phone Numbers:
    • A family member or friend who can answer any wedding related questions from guests
    • Emergency phone numbers (hospital, police department, fire department, poison control, etc.)
    • Taxi Cab Companies
    • Bride and Groom’s Phone Numbers
  • Personalized Bottled Water
  • Local Goodies (i.e. Savannah Bee Company honey, Pecan Pralines, etc.)
  • Wedding Itinerary (just in case someone forgets the invitation)
    • Rehearsal Details
    • Ceremony location, start time and directions
    • Reception location, start time and directions
  • Local Magazine (many towns/cities have free publications that they will give to you to)
  • Emergency Items (i.e. Bandaids, IBU Profin, etc.)
  • Symbolic Gift of:
    • The wedding
    • The couple
    • The couple’s home town 
    • The wedding’s destination location
  • Thank You Message from Bride and Groom

Here is a welcome bag we’re putting together an upcoming wedding:

Reusable Shopping Bag and Tissue Paper ($3.00 each)

Key Lime Cooler Cookies ($5.00 each), Coffee Crunch ($10.00 each)

Charleston Cheddar Biscuits ($2.00 each), Personalized Chocolate Covered Oreo Box ($5.50 per box of 3)

Personalize 20oz Water Bottle ($2.00 each), Local Publication, Sunscreen Travel Size ($1.50 each)


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12 Unique Place Card Ideas

Place cards are a creative and fun way to introduce guests to the theme of an event! They don’t have to be expensive or over the top to make a statement either. I like to set each place card at the guest’s seats to give the tables the perfect finishing touch. It also allows you the opportunity to double their place card as a favor!

If you plan to go this route too, make sure you have a way to communicate to guests which table they’re assigned to without them having to walk around on a hunt for their seat. This can be as easy as having a calligrapher write out the names alphabetically with their table assignments next to it. It’s a simple extra step to take to create another little detail your guests will remember from your event.

Here are 12 fun and unique ideas to inspire you!

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12 Unique Place Card Ideas

Place cards are a creative and fun way to introduce guests to the theme of an event! They don’t have to be expensive or over the top to make a statement either. I like to set each place card at the guest’s seats to give the tables the perfect finishing touch. It also allows you the opportunity to double their place card as a favor!

If you plan to go this route too, make sure you have a way to communicate to guests which table they’re assigned to without them having to walk around on a hunt for their seat. This can be as easy as having a calligrapher write out the names alphabetically with their table assignments next to it. It’s a simple extra step to take to create another little detail your guests will remember from your event.

Here are 12 fun and unique ideas to inspire you!

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Elegant, Stylish, Sustainable and BRILLIANT Favor Idea

These adorable and oh-so-practical MessageTiles and PlaceTiles provide a gift solution that is elegant, stylish and best of all, reusable!

These erasable ceramic bottle stoppers can not only be used as a gift to cork olive oils, wines, vinegars, etc., they can also double as a place card at your next event! They’re made of erasable ceramic, which makes it easy to write and erase any message and at $12.99 for a set of 3, they’re easy on the wallet too!

Dress up your buffets with these adorable signs that can be used again and again even after the event is over! They make a great registry gift if I must say so myself!
CheeseTiles, $29.95 for set of 4
Use for marking cheeses, desserts or as a name card in potted herbs or succulents!

PlaceTiles, $42.95 for set of 6
Great for place cards, buffet signs, picture captions and more!

MessageTiles, $29.95 each
Great for writing menus, instructions, thank you message and more!

MessageTile Vase, $34.95 each
Great for centerpieces, dessert buffet menus or setting on the bar to note specialty cocktail choices!

HangOver PlaceTile, $24.95 for Set of 3
Use for labeling wine, liquor, dressings on buffet or as a place card on your wine split favors!

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