A wedding welcome bag is a sweet gift to receive upon check-in! It can be as minimal or as personalized as you’d like. Since each room has at least one bag, costs can add up quickly. Keep reading for our most used items suitable for most budgets!
Water bottles will always be our number one pick. They are always used no matter what climate you’re celebrating in, and it’s easy to buy in bulk. Our rule of thumb is at least two water bottles per bag if there are two people staying in a room. Amazon or Costco regularly have great deals on bulk packages of water bottles.
It’s easy to get carried away with snacks, but you don’t have to go on a crazy shopping spree for your wedding welcome bag. If you’re on a tight budget, try sticking to one sweet and one salty snack. These are great for late-night snacking or throwing into a purse on the way to the airport. Try placing an online order from your local Costco or Sam’s Club!
While your event time is on your wedding website and your invitation, guests will still ask. Consider having a printed itinerary or a QR code in your wedding welcome bag for easy access. For affordable printing options, try your local drugstore. Many run printing specials on weekdays!
Single Serve Coffee or Tea
You never know when you’ll need a cup of caffeine after a long day of socializing. While most venues may have a coffee shop nearby, it’s nice not to have to leave. Most grocery stores and bulk stores sell single-serve packets in large quantities perfect for dividing amongst your bags.
If your event is outside, consider adding one thing to help your guests tolerate the weather better! This could be a pair of sunglasses, mini sunscreens, bug spray, or a hat! Weather is one of those unpredictable parts of your wedding that people might complain about. It’s always better to help everyone stay prepared!
It is easy, but not the most affordable option, to purchase a pre-made hangover recovery kit. Instead, keep it simple with items you can buy in bulk like electrolytes, Advil, or eye masks. These are simple, yet effective and usually a guest favorite!
While this list includes the basics, there is always more you can add or ways to personalize each item. To brainstorm more creative ideas with one of our planners, click here to ask a member of our team!