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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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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
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!