A Guide to Wedding Welcome Bags!

Lately, we have had weddings on our minds.  It seems like wedding season is in full effect and we are all hopeless romantics!  We absolutely love the details that go in to planning your special day, but realize it can be so easy to overlook some of the ones that may not specifically pertain to the actual ceremony or reception.  Welcome bags or boxes for your guests staying at the hotel are such a sweet touch and a kind way for the bride and groom to acknowledge their appreciation for guests who have traveled in for the big day!  Here’s a simple guide for how to get started:

Choose a vessel. We recommend using a sturdy handled paper bag, canvas tote bag, or a high quality box.


Choose a beverage or two to include in each bag. Bottled water is a great option as it will save guests a trip to the hotel gift shop and be readily available for them after a fun reception and the following morning!

Include fun sweet and salty snacks!  Everyone loves snacks!  We always include local vendors in our bags to showcase Cleveland talent- Chagrin Falls Popcorn and King’s Nuts for salty options and Cocoa Joe’s and Malley’s for our sweet ones, just to name a few.  Including one salty and one sweet satisfies all palettes!

Keep guests informed with all the details of your wedding weekend. We love a quick welcome note, event timeline, a contact phone number in case of questions, and shuttle or bus pick up times for the ceremony or reception.

Include a local map highlighting your favorite places!  There is no better way to explore a new city then with a local’s recommendations.  We suggest highlighting favorite restaurants, bars and shops so that guests can get a taste of your city while they are in town!

Don’t forget the Advil!  You are throwing the biggest part of your life, after all! 

See, not as overwhelming as it seems!  We are here to help though, and would love to be part of your special day.  We are a full service gifting boutique, and create favors, welcome bags, bridal party gifts, and more!  Contact us to learn more about our services at info@givegifted.com or 216.264.3598.  Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @givegifted