Welcome Bags for Your Beach Wedding!

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

Spotted at Newport News for a bargin $24!

Spotted at Newport News for a bargin $24!

Aggie Fan clear beach tote only $12.95 at Football Fanatics!  Don't worry your team is listed too!

Aggie Fan clear beach tote only $12.95 at Football Fanatics! Don't worry your team is listed too!

Personalize this Chino Deck tote with a picture of the happy couple for about $10!

Personalize this Chino Deck tote with a picture of the happy couple for about $10!

Pick your flip flop and your guest's name for only $14.95 at Personal Creations.

Pick your flip flop and your guest's name for only $14.95 at Personal Creations.

Make a cultural statement.  This Miller Home Fashions tote was found at Amazon for $28.99 each.

Make a cultural statement. This Miller Home Fashions tote was found at Amazon for $28.99 each.

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)!

Add a picture...

Add a picture...

... include a welcome statement

... include a welcome statement

... or simply brand it!

... and/or brand it!

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.

My all time favorite one stop shop for anything trial size!

My all time favorite one stop shop for anything trial size!

Another great source for travel size items of all sorts!

Another great source for travel size items of all sorts!

Top it off with Sephora lip balm if you really like them!  {wink}

Top it off with Sephora lip balm if you really like them! {wink}

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.

Dollar Days offers discount board games suitable for adults.

Dollar Days offers discount board games suitable for adults.

Family Travel Gear offers travel sized games for the little ones.

Family Travel Gear offers travel sized games for the little ones.

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!]

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1 Comment
  • Jessica
    July 2, 2009

    Great ideas! I have an upcoming wedding and am super excited to use the water bottle idea. I found an awesome site for gift bags for wedding favors at http://www.RuMeBags.com. They had the perfect bags that went with our wedding colors. Best part is they have a promo code for 30% off orders of $400+ when you use their promo code: wedding

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