If you are hosting a special event such as
it is host etiquette to provide your guests with a welcome gift!
Here is a list of the Top 7 Ways to Create the
Perfect Welcome Bag for your guests:
Lets dive right in…
1. Choose the Packaging
Choosing the packaging is fairly simple.
You may choose anything from an embroidered
canvas bag, basket, box, etc.
Anything that can hold all your gifts.
2. Local Goodies
For destination weddings or events,
it’s always nice to fill the gift bag with local goodies,
just to give your guests a taste of your destination!
Souvenirs are the perfect way to help remind
your guests what a wonderful time they had at your event!
4. Survival Supplies
A thoughtful gesture is supplying your guests with
necessities they may have forgotten.
5. Small Gifts for Adults (and those with children)
Adding a little bit of fun to every bag is important too.
For both children and adults.
Everyone likes to play games and
what better way to bond your guests.
6. Weekend Agenda
When you invite your guest to a location that they may be
unfamiliar with it’s polite and helpful to
add some local maps of the area. As a nice bonus,
create an agenda for your guests of places they should
check out before the end of the weekend!
7. Add a Personal Touch
Adding anything that relates to the couple’s personality
is a great way to add a personal touch.
Special labels on water, thank you notes, or
some funny inside joke that only your guests
would understand are great final touches to your gift bag.
Base your welcome bag on the theme of the event,
location of the event, or something related to
the host’s personality.
Try and avoid the generic gifts.
For further inspiration, here are some
welcome bags/baskets theme ideas:
What do you think…?
Do you have any neat ideas to add to this list?
Please share your creative Welcome Bag Ideas below…
Thanks to Martha Stewart Weddings,
Estate Weddings and Events was able to provide this article!
About the Author
Jamie is the Co-Founder and President of Estate Weddings and Events. Jamie and EWE have been featured in The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, Grace Ormonde, Style Me Pretty, WE TV, Premier Homes, and many other publications. When Jamie is not managing Luxury Events at EWE, you can find her traveling the world. Her favorite destinations visited are Laos and the Maldives.You can follow her on Google+ here.