7 Ways to Spice Up Your Wedding Welcome Bags

Favors & Gifts
ways to spice up wedding welcome bags

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Wedding welcome bags are the very first way you'll greet your out of town guests when they arrive to celebrate your wedding with you and your fiancé. No matter how near or far they traveled to make it to your wedding, they'll latch on to that welcome bag, appreciating and enjoying every single thing inside. So make your wedding welcome bags have a boost of personality and are more unique and different than any other welcome bags your guests have ever received with these seven tips.

1. Pick a Theme
Add a little excitement to your wedding bags by picking a theme, whether that theme is a wedding survival kit, a hangover cure kit, or something that fits the overall vibe of your wedding.

2. Add a Little Humor
While you should fill your welcome bag with practical items (Advil, mini bottles of water, etc.) you can also stuff them with some funny gifts and candy too.

3. Make Them Personalized
Split the bags into categories and make ones for the younger crowd, your friends, and even older family members.

See More: 19 Creative Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas

4. Provide Some Local Tips
If your guests are from another state or country, add some guides to the bag so they can explore the local area while they are in town.

5. Include a Take Home Gift
While most people leave the welcome bags in their hotel room, add a souvenir in there (whether from your wedding or a local treat) that they can take home with them.

6. Get Creative
Add your personality into everything you put inside the bag. Maybe don't even use a bag and instead, put the items in a tray or a box.

7. Make it Waterproof
Add items in there to help your guests out in case the wedding or the weekend gets some unexpected rain.

Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.

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