Delivery Options: One of the perks of destination weddings is the convenience of having welcome bags delivered to your guests. Most hotels offer this service for a small fee per room, making it a hassle-free option. Alternatively, if you prefer a more personal touch, consider presenting the bags at your welcome party or meeting guests in the lobby as they check in.
Welcome bag ideas for any wedding
· Welcome letter and detailed timeline
· Your guests might not know the area of your wedding or even the local language of the destination. So, it is a great idea to help them get some useful information with for example:
·· Transportation map
·· Some local keywords or sentences if you are in another country
·· Ideas for local activities
·· Restaurant suggestions
· Contact information – give your guests a point of contact in case they have questions, for example your travel agent and your maid of honor. Also include important addresses.
*The above mentioned items is also a service that can be created and offered by your dedicated travel advisor.
Welcome Bag Ideas for a Beach Vacation
For couples saying "I do" against a backdrop of sun, sand, and waves, consider including these beach-themed goodies in your welcome bags:
· Sunscreen: Keep your guests protected under the sun.
· Beach Towels: A stylish and practical addition.
· Sunglasses: Fun and functional accessories.
· Flip Flops: Perfect for strolling on the beach.
· Reusable Water Bottles or Drink Tumblers: to keep everyone’s drinks cold.
· Local Snacks: Showcase flavors from the destination.
· Mini Beach Toys or inflatables: A playful touch for those feeling young at heart.
· Aloe vera gel for sunburn
· Mini First Aid kit: Pepto Bismol tablets, aspirin/tylenol, tums, emergenC, Electrolyte Packets, Bugspray wipes, Lip Balm
Welcome Bag Ideas for a European Destination Wedding
If your wedding takes you to the romantic streets of Europe, consider these items to capture the essence of the continent:
· Travel Adapters: Handy for guests traveling from abroad.
· City Maps: A thoughtful guide for exploring.
· Local Treats: like macaroons from France.
· Language Phrasebook: Useful and amusing for your guests.
· Customized Travel Guides: Recommendations for local attractions.
· Elegant Souvenirs: like a small bottle of olive oil or lavender bath salts from Provence.
· Chic Umbrellas: Practical and stylish for unexpected rain.
· Mini First Aid kit, Pepto bismol, aspirin/tylenol, tums, emergenC, Electrolyte Packets, Lip balm
Keep in mind,
· You don’t have to put everything or anything at all, these are just ideas if you already know you would like to do welcome bags.
· You will likely need to pack these in your suitcase to travel to your destination. It is important to keep receipts for the items to show to customs upon arrival along with a note translated in the language of the destination that explains that these are party favors for your wedding. Some destinations have a limit of the value you can bring in, for example $500 in Cancun. It may be a good idea to split the items in other bags along with their dedicated receipts and note.
Crafting welcome bags is not only a gesture of appreciation but also an opportunity to enhance your guests' overall experience. Whether they're unwinding on the beach or exploring cobblestone streets, these thoughtful tokens set the tone for a memorable celebration. As your dedicated travel agent, I'm here to assist with every aspect of your destination wedding journey.
Let's make it an unforgettable experience for you and your cherished guests!