How to Create a Wedding Welcome Bag

Whether welcoming traveling guests to your hometown or sending a happy greeting to those coming from afar for the destination wedding of your dreams, personalized wedding welcome bags are an excellent way to welcome your guests to town. Wedding gift bags show guests that you’re excited about their attendance, and are an excellent way to help them remember your special day.  As putting together a welcome bag might seem like a lot of work in the midst of already hectic wedding planning, we’ve compiled some of our favorite products and tips to help make your welcome bag assembly a breeze!


Make it Personal

Personalization is key to a successful wedding swag bag! By leaving your mark on your welcome bag contents, guests will remember your thoughtful efforts for years to come. While your bags don’t have to be large or extravagant, they’ll certainly stand out if marked with your message. Personalize burlap and canvas bags with your custom imprint, or print a special message on the side of a Kraft paper bag. If you’re not interested on printing directly onto your gift container, consider personalized labels or a custom hang tags – both great resources for leaving your mark!

It’s easy to get carried away with excitement when it comes to choosing the contents of your bag. While almost anything looks good with your custom imprint, it’s important to pick items for your bag that best represent you – the bride and groom!

Are you a bride that loves coffee? Pick up a bag of beans from your favorite coffee shop and leave your mark with a custom label displaying your welcome message or wedding date. Have a groom that loves beer?  Tag his favorite bottle with a personalized hang tag or wrap it up with a custom bottle opener or Koozie.  No matter what you choose, just make sure to keep it personal!


Keep Things Relevant

While it’s important to choose items for your bag that represent you, you should also think about your wedding location or theme. Hosting a wedding in your hometown? Share some goodies from your favorite hometown spots with your guests! It’ll be easy to leave your mark on these items with custom printed labels. Having a wedding with your toes in the sand? Custom flip flops, towels, sunglasses, lip balm, and sunscreen all make great personalized beach gifts! Headed to the mountains? Welcome your guests with an imprinted blanket or a custom coffee cup or travel mug. Your guests are sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness!


Include Some “Oops” Products

When traveling, we all know how easy it is to forget something useful at home. By leaving some “oops” essentials, your guests can enjoy their visit instead of worrying about finding the nearest drug store. Your guests will be thankful for personalized bandages after a fun night on the dance floor, and custom snack packages are always an appreciated gift!  Add a personalized reusable water bottle as it might be needed the morning after the wedding, and throw in some aspirin just in case! Your guests will be glad you did!

No matter what you decide to put in your bags, they’re sure to give your guests a happy welcome and make them feel a little more at home. It’s a small way to say thank you for the effort and cost of making the trip, and a great way to send them off remembering the fun from your special day!


To learn more about our wide range of printed wedding products, please visit the Wedding Product section of our website. 

Products featured in this post: Eco-Friendly Tote Bags, Canvas Tote Bags, Recycled Paper Shopping Bags, Labels, Seeded Paper Hang Tags, Bottle Openers, Koozies and Drink Wraps, Sandals and Flip Flops, Beach Towels, Sunglasses, Lip Balm, Sunscreen, Blankets, Coffee Cups, Travel Mugs, Food and Candy, First Aid Products, Plastic Sports Bottles, Metal Water Bottles



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