Wedding Tag Design from AWildBloomDesigns on Etsy

Guest Welcome Bag Ideas for Your Wedding

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April 26, 2023

The wedding day is one of the most important days in a couple’s life, and they want to make sure their guests feel welcomed and appreciated. One way to show your guests that you’re grateful for their attendance is to provide them with a thoughtful and personalized welcome bag.

A welcome bag is a great way to set the tone for the wedding festivities and make your guests feel special. In this article, we’ll share some ideas for items to include in your wedding welcome bags, including some products from Chittons. These ideas will help you create a memorable and useful gift that your guests will love.

Garrett Popcorn Chicago IL

1. Local Treats

Share some local flavor with your guests by including regional treats in their welcome bags. Consider adding items like local candy, chips, or a mini bottle of locally brewed beer or wine.

Pictured is Garrett Popcorn from Chicago

Water Bottle label from Amazon

2. Water Bottles

Keep your guests hydrated by providing them with water bottles. This is especially useful if you’re having an outdoor wedding or if the weather is hot.

Pictured is water bottle label from Amazon

Local visitor guide for gift bag

3. Maps and Guides

Include a map of the area and a guide to local attractions and activities, such as museums, hiking trails, or restaurants. It’s a thoughtful touch that can help guests make the most of their stay. Contact your local Chamber or Visitor Bureau for materials – they’ll be happy to provide you with items for your guests.

Pictured is Visitor Guide from

Custom Wedding Koozie from FallForDesign on Etsy

4. Personalized Gifts

Consider including a personalized gift in each guest’s welcome bag. You can create custom koozies, tote bags, or keychains with your wedding date or a special message.

Pictured Custom Wedding Koozie from FallForDesign on Etsy

Popcorn photo by Jacqueline Brandwayn on Unsplash

5. Snacks

Your guests may get hungry throughout the day, so include snacks in your welcome bags. Granola bars, trail mix, and small bags of popcorn or chips are all excellent options.

Photo by Jacqueline Brandwayn on Unsplash

Handwritten Thank you note

6. Handwritten Thank You Notes

Remember to include a thank you note to express gratitude for your guests’ attendance. A handwritten note is a lovely touch that your guests will surely appreciate.

Photo by George Dolgikh on

Wedding Recovery Kit from FullMoon on Zazzle

7. A Recovery Goodie Bag

A recovery goodie bag is a thoughtful way to show your guests that you care about their well-being. Consider including items like Advil or Tylenol, a pack of mints or gum, and a mini water bottle. You could also add a packet of electrolyte powder or a small snack like a protein bar. It’s a simple but practical gift that your guests will appreciate after a night of dancing and celebrating.

Pictured Goodie Bag from FullMoon on Zazzle

Creating welcome bags for your wedding guests is a thoughtful gesture that shows your appreciation for their attendance. Including local treats, water bottles, maps and guides, personalized gifts, snacks, and other ideas can make your welcome bags even more special. You’ll set the tone for a memorable and enjoyable wedding celebration by curating a thoughtful and personalized welcome bag.


Featured image of welcome bag tag from AWildBloomDesigns on Etsy