a warm welcome

Welcoming your  guests with a nice gift bag is such a lovely way to thank them for traveling all the way to celebrate your wedding weekend with you. There are a few key components to making a great welcome bag, but the best part is that they can so easily be customized to best suit your guests. If you are assembling them for your lucky guests the traditional rule of thumb is to have them for all out-of-town guests. Most hotels will deliver them for you to the guest’s rooms, or present them to them at check-in. Here is a little assembly guide to get you started. {and what we used in our welcome bags for each category}

packaging: pick a tote, a gift box, or even a beach bucket to hold all your goodies {we found mini totes with a Newport pineapple on them}

sweet tooth: have local candies, some bubbly, or homemade treats

trinkets: something to remind people of the wedding destination after they leave town. {we included take home Del's lemonade mixes and to-go containers}

some direction please: maps, local guides, and weekend itineraries tuck right inside. {we included our trolley schedule, a local map, and a tour guidebook of Newport}

finishing touches: add some waters, snacks, or a thank you note to the bag {we had homemade cookies from my aunt, custom waters, and a list of our favorite Newport things to do}

our finished welcome totes for the wedding day!


One thought on “a warm welcome

  1. We had so much fun making these. We enlisted the help of family and friends for baking cookies, collecting Newport maps, and delivering the bags to hotels and B and B’s. Just looking at the bag now makes me smile. Can you believe it’s been almost a year already 🙂 Love, Mom

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