Welcome Bag Ideas For The Destination Wedding: Make Your Guests Feel Special
In a wedding, it is usually the bride and the groom who receive gifts from the guests. But have you ever thought of returning the favour to your guests or thanking them for coming to your most special occasion? If not yet, then give it a thought now. It is always a nice gesture to thank them for attending your wedding and make them feel warm and wanted. So, here are some wedding welcome bag ideas that will certainly add a personal touch to the event.
A sweet welcome note
Since you will not be able to greet all your guests personally upon their arrival, a sweet welcome note will do the work on your behalf. It is a great way to express your gratitude to the guests for travelling the distance and attending your wedding. While a hand-written letter will add a personal touch, a printed note signed by you personally will bespeak your heart. You can even put a wedding sign board at the entrance of your wedding venue like “We are glad you’re here” or “Thank you for joining us on your special day” for welcoming your guests.
Don’t you think the wedding is the best time to show your creativity? And to do that nothing can be a better way than including a wedding itinerary in the welcome bag. List all the wedding details including the time, location, and dress code if any. Also, mention the address of the banquet hall, weekend’s events and tours if you have arranged for, along with the time and transportation details.
Sweet, salty and merriment
If you are not satisfied with the welcome note and wedding itinerary only, then greet your guests with sweet and salty refreshments. Include cookies, candies, and nuts in the welcome bag that all your guests will relish, especially the kids. If possible, you can also add locally made cookies in the bag to introduce your guests to the destination’s delicacies. A celebratory drink like a bottle of wine (if the region is known for it) will also be a great way to greet them in style.
Personalized tote bag
A tote bag is also a great choice to delight your guests. Give it a personal touch by printing your name and photo on it or by adding a sweet wedding message. This will remain with your guests for many years after the wedding and remind them of you every time they will use it.
Take this opportunity to showcase your personal style and add some handmade gifts in the welcome bag. Handmade soap, travel candles, handmade home decor are some of the great choices for giving a pleasant surprise to your guests and keeping up the luxury of the welcome tote.
Some sun protection too
You are always likely to have one or two outdoor ceremonies in a destination wedding. So, the chances are high for you and your guests to be exposed to the sun. Add sunscreen lotion and sunglasses in the welcome bag and save them from having to squint through the entire ceremony.