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Welcome Bag Essentials: Crafting the Ultimate Goodie Bag

by Jennifer Mathis

Welcome bags are arguably one of the most special first things you can do for your wedding guests, and curating the ultimate welcome bag is major. Considering, they are likely the first things your guests are seeing upon their wedding weekend arrival. They’re the best (and we mean the BEST) way to ease your favorite people into your big day. Thoughtful and practical, we’re showing you our all-time favorite welcome bag essentials to help you craft the most perfect personal goodie bags!

 

What is a welcome bag?

Welcome bags are the optimal “Hi, we’re so glad you’re here with us!” for all your guests. Whether you opt to gift your goodie bags at your dream destination wedding or to surprise your out-of-towners with, they’re a great way to thank your guests for being with you on your special day. Not to mention, added treats, necessities, and additional information on your celebration make their experience all the more unique. Source some local items to further boost and personalize your welcome bags!

 

Welcome Bag Essentials:

welcome bag essentials for your out of town guests

Flavor

Sweet or salty, every welcome bag needs some flavor! Understandably, snacks are at the top of the list when it comes to putting together the ultimate goodie bag. Add a touch of yourselves by including your personal favorite snacks. With that, BOOMCHICKAPOP and Milk Bar Cookies are a couple of our absolute must-haves.

BOOMCHICKAPOP | Milk Bar Cookies

 

Comfort

Comfort is KEY here. Having your guests feel cozy and at home is sure to inspire all the good vibes for your wedding day. From slippers, to lip balm, there’s no better way to show your guests some love from the get-go.

Disposable Slippers | Lip Balm

 

Necessities

A full day of traveling is enough to make anyone feel tired, puffy and tense. Our saving graces include everything from water and hydration packets, to hand sanitizer, to makeup wipes and so on. Having vital necessities to greet your guests is a full-proof way to get guests settled in and prepared pre-wedding day!

Boxed Water | Hand Sanitizer | Shout Wipes | Makeup Wipes | nuun Electrolyte Hydration Packets

 

Memory Maker

Keep your guests present and in the moment with disposable film cameras. They’re the perfect way to get nostalgically aesthetic memories that you, along with your guests, will hold onto forever. Meanwhile, also keeping your wedding guests engaged throughout your time of celebration.

Disposable Cameras

 

*Extra tip! Add a personalized note or customized gift to give your guests all the special feels. Beyond this, consider sticking to a color scheme for an elevated theme feel!


Still wanting more unique ideas on what your welcome bag essentials should include? Find and shop more of our very favorite picks here!