Everyone loves a great welcome bag and wedding guests are no exception. There are so many options when it comes to the actual bag: baskets, boxes, totes and more. But what do you put inside? Here are some must-have items to include when putting together guest welcome bags for your wedding.

What to Include in Guest Welcome Bags

  1. Event Calendar – List all events and activities so your guests know where they need to be and when. Also include applicable dress codes and any contact information in case they have any questions.
  2. Snacks – Whether your guests arrive by plane or car, they will likely need a little pick-me-up after traveling. Add a few sweet or salty snacks along with a bottle of water and an energy drink to keep them on their toes.
  3. A Keepsake – Stick a cute keepsake that relates to your wedding theme in the bag. Be creative! Beach wedding? A bag of shells or a pair of sunglasses. Winter wedding? A Christmas candle or ornament.
  4. Spa goodies – Make sure your guests are comfortable by including sweet smelling shower gels or lotions. Want to ensure they are well rested? Place a lavender linen spray inside to spritz on the sheets the night before.

It’s the little things that make all the difference when entertaining—even on your big day. By spending a little time considering your guests’ needs, you are sure to make the event special for everyone.