The number of out-of-town weddings are on the rise and 24% of weddings will include travel of some sort. Your out-of-town wedding guests made special arrangements to celebrate with you and your husband-to-be. Fuel, flights and hotel costs can add up and that’s why we are showing you how to make the ultimate welcome bag! These are a few of our favorite stuffers that we KNOW everyone will love.
Tips and Tricks:
1) A Personal Touch:
Create custom labels and hand write a thank you card. Your guests will know that you took the time to really consider and appreciate them for making the trip to celebrate with you and your husband to be. With the added cost of flights, fuel and accommodations, these little details matter.
2) Keepin’ it Local:
Every city, town and village has a specialty that they are known for. Maybe it is honey, jam, olive oil or fresh fudge. Get creative and give your guests a special introduction to your town.
3) Packaging is everything:
When you are putting your bag together, it is important to remember that pretty packaging can take a regular product and make it exciting. Your guests will know that you took time and care when you were thinking of them. Things like ribbon, tags, and charms go a long way in creating an enticing and special welcome bag.
4) Keeping your Cool:
When you are selecting the items you want to include, it is important to consider items that will need to remain cold. Either avoid refrigerated items completely (ie. specialty cheeses) or make sure you have a plan in place. Consider including a little card letting your guests know that there are also some special treats waiting for them in the minibar fridge.
4) Special Delivery:
Don’t forget to make arrangements with the hotel to deliver your bags. Some hotels will do this for you and others will require you to deliver the bags yourself. Talk to the hotel manager in advance so that you can coordinate in advance.