If you’re into maximizing the experience for the guests attending your beach destination wedding, here’s your chance to offer a grand welcome! As part of creating the experience, you’ll create a lasting memory and over hear your wedding guests saying, “Oh! Wasn’t the welcome tote from Tamara and Steve simply fabulous?!”
Step One :: Find a keepsake tote that’s makes a statement
Step Two :: Add fun and necessary items
Don’t over personalize your items, but bottled water is a nice way to bring in your event brand. We love Bottle Your Brand (the source of these great pics)!
Step Three :: Add a few essentials
With all the special baggage requirements on flights these days, travel sized items will be a hit! If guests haven’t traveled in a while, or had to forfeit items at security check, they’ll love you more because of your thoughtfulness. Other essentials may include items like a beach towel or flip flops.
Step Four :: Add a little local flair
Local favorites of food, crafts, maps, wine, et cetera….
Step Five :: Add a little fun
A deck of cards for adult down time and fun for the child at heart. Your guests will appreciate you giving them a little something to do during down times.
Step Six :: Include your Wedding Guests Itinerary
Don’t forget to include a copy of your wedding guest itinerary. We reviewed this briefly on day three of our 20 Elements of a Successful Destination Wedding Series.
Helpful Hint :: Most of these items can be shipped to your destination
Don’t forget to check with your hotel policy ahead of time. We suggest add this to the shipping address:
Hold for : Jane Doe / Check in 00/00/2011
You will need to set up a system to track delivery confirmation. Since you will be arriving ahead of time to ensure residency requirements are set, this will be a good time to assemble bags (or have your Destination Wedding Planner team do it for you).
[To your precious nuptial :: Cheers!]