Spoil Them Silly With Welcome Bags!

June 13, 2012

Whether you are planning a wedding in the city, countryside or on the beach, welcome your guests in a way that will keep them talking for months! Welcome bags are not only a hot trend but also a nice gesture to show your guests that you really appreciate them traveling to spend your special day with you!

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Here are the TOP 5 items that we think you should incorporate into a welcome bag for a city, country or beach wedding weekend!

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City Chic Welcome Bag

The bag: Have the city that you are getting married in printed on a canvas tote bag like this one from Cafe Press.

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1. Your out of town guests will need help finding their way around the city so consider having a personalized map of the city created like this one from Couture Maps. OMG how cool is this!

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2. Your guests are sure to be thirsty after traveling to the city. We love this mini champagne bottle encased in a personalized wooden box from Etching Expressions.

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3. Find a favorite snack or tradition of the city that you are getting married in like Chicago’s Garrett’s Popcorn!

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4. Plan for a fun filled wedding night and provide your guests with a Hangover Kit. Yes we said it…Hangover kit! Your guests will be thanking you… believe us. These kits come packed with Tylenol, Alka Seltzer, Sleepmask, Earplugs, Shout Wipes and Band Aids. The bags come in various shapes, sizes and designs. Click here to see these unique kits by Judy Paulen Designs.

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5. Whether you are having a city, country or beach wedding, a hand written note (on personalized stationary) thanking your guests for coming is very thoughtful. We love this simple city chic stationary from Documents & Designs.

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Welcome to the Countryside

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 The bag: Have a burlap bag custom printed with your wedding monogram like this one as seen in Southern Living + Weddings!

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1. There are always bugs in the country and there is no way around this! Help your guests prevent bug bites with a small bottle of bug spray.

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2. If your wedding is the in wine country… take advantage of the wine selection. Choose a reasonably priced bottle of wine and add it to the bag! If you want to take it to the next level have custom labels created for the wine bottles like this one from My Own Labels.

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3.  Hangover kit… country style! Here is a hangover kit for your guests designed in a burlap bag. We love this idea created by Judy Paulen Designs.

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4. In our opinion the best homemade jams and jellies come from the country. There are always cute little local shops selling seasonal jams and jellies! Your guests will love a jar of homemade jelly like this one from Zehnder’s! YUM.

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5. Check out this rustic inspired wedding stationary from Oh So Beautiful Paper! Write your guests a thank you note on these.

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Welcome to Paradise

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The bag: Everyone needs a beach bag! Have a beach bag created with a custom map of the island printed on the front of the bag. This is a two for one deal providing your guests with a map of paradise and a beach bag! We LOVE this one created by Couture Maps.

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1. If you are having an outdoor ceremony on the beach consider throwing in some inexpensive sunglasses like this pair from Forever 21.

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2.  You don’t want your guests looking like lobsters in your wedding photos toss in a little bottle of sunscreen!

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3. Your guests will love this beach towel embellished with anchors from Target!

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4. Add a lip balm to the bag that has spf in it! Your guests will really appreciate this one. You can find this lip balm at Bobbi Brown.

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5. These simple metallic gold stripe thank you cards are beautiful and remind us of the beach. We LOVE Rifle Paper Co.’s unique stationary designs. These cards are a perfect way to thank your guests for coming!

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