Welcome bags have become one of the most popular trends for destination weddings, and many brides are now providing similar gift bags for hometown events with intimate guest lists, as well as pre-wedding gift bags for members of their bridal parties. Although it may seem like quite a task, creating the perfect gift bag can also be fun and easy. Simply choose a bag and stock it with your favorite goodies to thank guests (and bridesmaids) for celebrating your special day.
Choose a Bag:
Instead of placing trinkets, snacks, and a collection of your favorite items in a shopping bag, send your guests and bridesmaids home with totes that they’ll be able to use for years to come.
Fill Your Bridesmaids’ Bags:
As a bride, you can choose to give your bridesmaids a gift bag: a) when you ask them to be your bridesmaids; b) on the big day; or c) for both occasions. When selecting items for gift bags, be sure to consider products that will effectively thank your best girlfriends for taking the time (and spending the money) to be a part of your special day.
Choose Items for Welcome Bags:
Welcome bags can be provided for a destination wedding or an intimate event with a limited number of guests. Either way, selected items should make your invitees feel loved and appreciated, as well as be special to you as a couple. The most important thing to remember is to have as much fun choosing the items as your guests will have discovering them!
Opening photograph by Chrisman Studios