Wedding Wednesday: Welcome Bags

Since we're having a destination wedding, it's only appropriate that we give out welcome bags to our guests when they check into the resort. Don't you think?

I've been to a few weddings that have handed out welcome bags to their guests & I thought it was awesome. It was nice to have a few snacks & bottles of water in your hotel room while you're getting ready - or winding down in the evening. Especially since everyone will be traveling for our wedding - I think it's a must to hand out snacks & water for everyone.

In doing some internet sleuthing, I found that a lot of people are anti-welcome bags & think they're a waste of money. My take on that is... It all depends on what kind of wedding you have. A few local weddings that I've attended didn't have welcome bags - & that's okay. But it you're having a wedding where a lot of people have to travel in - I think it's a fantastic idea!

A rule that I think I'm going to stick to - which should also help me stick to budget so I'm just not throwing just anything & everything into these welcome bags... is to include something edible, something useful & something fun!

Some things that we're thinking of using in our welcome bags:

Something edible: bottles of water, granola bars, fruit snacks, chewing gum
Something useful: a weekend itinerary, map of Cabo, packets of sunscreen
Something fun: a mini-size bottle of tequila - we're going to be in Mexico, so that only seems appropriate :)

Martha Stewart welcome bag contents can be found here
Customizable Welcome Bags: 1 | 2 | 3
Assembled Welcome Bags: 1 | 2 | 3


  1. I think welcome bags are awesome for a destination wedding. They get guest excited for the big day and make everyone feel special. I would also put in an itinerary! So cute. Make sure to share the finished product later!

  2. So creative and cute! I love all your ideas. Your guests will love them. I've also seen "do not disturb - recovering from So&So's wedding!" signs for hotel doors :)

  3. these are too cute! I'd love to do welcome bags but since everyone's staying in different places for our destination wedding it's not really an option. We're thinking of making "goodnight" bags though - with a bottle of water and asprin and things for the next morning, haha!

  4. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog... because now I get to read your blog! I love the fact that you are having a destination wedding! What a cute idea..welcome bags! Newest follower!! =)

    -Karla @ forevernewlywedded

  5. I LOVE a good Welcome Bag and always have so much fun creating them with my clients. That Martha sure does have some wonderful ideas too :)

  6. I think this is a GREAT idea. Did I miss the announcement? Where are you getting married?! So exciting!


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