One of the most important things that a wedding planner must consider is the design of the welcome bags. While planning a wedding, it’s important to consider the various factors that affect the guests’ experience, such as the location and the number of people involved. A personalized welcome bag is a lovely gift for wedding guests who travel a long distance to attend the ceremony.

The bags can either be left at the hotel’s front desk or distributed at an event, such as the rehearsal dinner. You can also ask a family member or friend to carry them for you once they’re assembled. This will allow the bride or groom to focus on other important aspects of the wedding. There are so many options that you can choose from when it comes to designing welcome bags, but we have rounded up helpful tips to get started. 

Tote Bag
The first thing you’ll need to consider is the type of bag that you’ll need to carry all of the items that you’ll be giving away. If the budget allows, you can also choose to make a personalized bag for the couple’s names and locations. There are a variety of options that you can choose from on Etsy, such as customizable bags that feature the couple’s names or locations. For more budget-friendly gifts, you can choose to make small wooden crates or gift bags.

Wedding Schedule
Since most out-of-town guests will be staying for a few days, it’s important that you have a schedule that includes a variety of activities and locations so that they can easily find their way around. You’ll also want to include maps and other important information, such as the dress code.

Drinks & Snacks
Besides the drinks, make sure that the bags also contain snacks. You can easily grab some snacks from your local wholesale club, or you can make these by adding fun interactive stickers to the bag. These will allow you to provide your guests with a personalized treat for their favorite snack.

Helpful Travel Items
Some of the items that your guests may have forgotten, but will most likely be useful during your wedding weekend, include wipes, a lint roller, and a variety of other travel-friendly items. These items can be found in your local discount or pharmacy store’s travel section. Although you don’t need to include all of the items that we’ve listed, some of these items are always appreciated by out-of-town guests.