Welcome Bag Ideas for Every Type of Destination Wedding

Favors & Gifts, Honeymoons & Destination Weddings
how to create the perfect welcome bag

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Up the wedding welcome bag game from candies and bottles of water to thoughtful treats that fit your wedding destination. These ideas will have your guests ready for a weekend of partying and seeing the sights— from the minute they land at the hotel.

beach wedding welcome bag

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For a Beach Wedding
Custom shades will be much appreciated — whether it's on the beach, or watching you walk down the aisle. Mark them with your names and wedding date. $1.10 and up, Beau-Coup

Buy travel-sized bottles of sunscreen and create custom wedding labels to stick on each. You'll thank yourself later when there are no sunburns in your wedding album. $3.25 and up, Party and Wedding Favors

Buy cute striped beach towels in bulk to fill out your bags. You'll be able to spot each of your guests on the beach by their towel, and they can take this favor home with them. $149.99 for 3 dozen, The Towel Depot

Choose a welcome bag with a beach-y flare! This shark tote will set the vibe — but will hopefully be the only encounter with Jaws they have! $9 each, Baggu

Don't waste time asking each guest for their shoe size. Instead, outfit their bag with flipflop sugar cookies for a sweet, island treat. $42 for 12, Etsy

mountain retreat welcome bag

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For a Mountain Retreat
Each of these favor bags is loaded with sweet caramels and a packet to make hot apple cider — the perfect treat to warm up after a day on the slopes. $3.50 each, Little Things Favors

Even if your wedding includes fire pits and S'mores, they can enjoy this candy bar-style S'more right from their hotel room. Just be warned: They're sure to ask if you have any extras. $9, Liddabit Sweets

Choose a local signature to throw in the bag, like maple syrup for a Vermont mountainside wedding. Heading to the Rockies? Try Rocky Mountain Fudge. $5.50 per bottle of maple syrup, Earthy

Wrap your guests up in custom fleece blankets, with embroidered hearts and your wedding date. They'll love having these cozy wraps if your wedding has an outdoor element. $19, Etsy

Go wild with an ode to the animal life on the mountains. An "I Moose You" tote is a cute way to pay homage to your love, and mother nature. $6.25 for 10, Wedding Chicks

See More: 20 Creative Wedding Welcome Bags

city affair welcome bag

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For a City Affair
These sugar cookies don't need to be hailed. This treat is a cute way to give them a flavor for urban life. $5.95 each, Eleni's

Buy or printout maps of your city's public transportation service. Go the extra mile and add a note on how to purchase fare cards, and the best routes to your favorite spots from the hotel. Image source, Greater Greater Washington

They'll take this welcome bag home as a souvenir. Mapping out the city, and it's best spots, these map totes make for a great tote as they roam the streets. $18, Maptote

Pack two bottles of your city's best local beer into the welcome bags. If your tying the knot in New York, try Brooklyn Brewery. Getting hitched in D.C.? Try D.C. Brau. Saying your vows in San Francisco? Try Anchor Brewing Co. Image courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery

Guests traveling from afar will be looking to sample the city's best restaurants. But they might miss out on some of the more delicious treats. Save them from searching and throw in a few bags of your favorite local munchies, like Garrett's Chicago-style popcorn or New York's Dylan's Candy Bar treat bags. $189 for 24 treat bags, Garrett's Popcorn

vineyard reception welcome bag

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A Vineyard Reception
This one is a no brainer. Each welcome bag should come with a bottle of the vineyard's wine. Switch things up between bags, offering a variety of reds, whites, and roses to be shared among your guests. Image courtesy of Francis Ford Coppola Winery

They don't have to wait for the party to get started on the wine tasting. A pair of "Eat, Drink, and Be Married" stemless wine glasses can be customized with your names and wedding date, and be used to get the party started early! $0.88 and up, Cheap Favor Shop

What goes better than wine and cheese? Since a fridge might not be handy, add a pack of Parmesan crisps to their welcome bag, for a delicious snack to pair with their wine. $7.95, Amazon

Share the love with a heart shaped set of corkscrews and bottle stoppers. They'll be a happy reminder of your beautiful wedding when they get home. $5.70, Amazon

Throw everything into a wine tote, that can be customized with your location, names and dates. And don't be surprised if they wind up using it to carry a few bottles home with them. $6 and up, Etsy

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