November 27, 2008

Out of Town Welcome Bags

A Welcome in Grand Style Via All Things Lovely
Welcome Bags Four Ways Via The Destination Diva
Comforts of Home Welcome Bag via Better Homes and Garden
If you are hosting a destination wedding then it is likely that all of your guests will be travelling to help you celebrate your special day. Even if you are having a local wedding you will probably have many out of town guests travelling from near and far to help you celebrate your wedding. Given this, more and more couples are opting to host events throughout the wedding weekend. Some choose to host a cocktail reception to welcome guests or a casual BBQ a day or two before the wedding. Another common event is the day after brunch, often hosted by a relative of the couple. Another increasingly popular trend is the Out of Town (OOT) Welcome Bag or Basket. These can be simple or extravagant depending on your budget, number of OOT guests and your wedding theme. What a wonderful greeting for your guests to arrive in their hotel room after a long journey to find a bag or basket filled with some water and snacks along with information about the weekend's festivities and local area attractions.
For a beach wedding, you may also consider including: sunscreen, flip flops, and a beach towel and then package it all in a handy beach tote

For a local wedding, why not add some local treats that can only be found in your city such as specialty chocolate, local coffee or nuts, etc.

For a winery wedding, you might want to include a bottle of chardonnay or merlow from the local region or better yet from the winery where your nuptials will be held

To help guests feel at home you could include: slippers and a book or some magazines

To ensure your guests feel pampered you could create a spa themed welcome basket with a scented candle, body lotion, a CD with soothing music and a comfy pair of pj's

1 comment:

Kristen Nichols said...

thanks for the post featuring All Things Lovely! Love the giveaway-I'll pass that on to my readers!