Oct 20 2015

Wedding Wednesday: What We Put in Our Wedding Welcome Bags


We had so much fun creating our wedding welcome bags.  We wanted to make our guests feel extra special and fill it with personalized goodies that had some meaning to us.  We DIY packaged everything to fit our wedding theme using washi tape and at-home printable labels.

The Gift Insider is happy to help you create custom bags of your own or take it completely off your plate. Just shoot us a note at Lindsay@thegiftinsider.com. If you want to tackle on your own…read on!

What We Included:

– His Picks (pretzels)
– Her Picks (chex mix)
– Sweet Treats (swedish fish + starbursts)
– Salty Treats (mixed nuts)
– A mini version of my Grandma’s famous “Nettie Cake”
– 2 Kind Bars
– 2 Waters Bottles – labeled w/ our wedding logo
– Stackable Wine Cups
– Mini Hangover Kit (details below)
– Wedding Timeline from Meyer Market Designs
– Guide to our City (designed by me!)
– Happily Ever After Tote from ParisChicBoutique
– Welcome Gift Tag w/ Guests Name

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The prep process!

50 bags later…


Hangover Kits

These Hangover Kits were a last-minute addition we added to some of the bags.

What We Put In:

– “In Sickness and in Health”Hangover Bags from BeCollective
– Emergen-C Packet
– Wine Wipes
– Starbucks Via
– DrinkWel Vitamins (a god-send for hangovers)


Wedding Timelines + City Guide

We had Etsy designer Meyer Market Designs design our Wedding Timelines, we used photoshop to design our “Guides to our Favorite Spots” and Welcome Tags.  We found the perfect color blush paper and ribbon from PaperSource.  We did all of the logos and fonts in gold foil to go with out color scheme.  And our favorite thing to tie it all together, a sparkly clothespin paper clip from Target.

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Final Product!



Be sure to check out our past articles on Wedding Welcome Bags or our huge Pinterest board on Out-of-Towner Bags!


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9 Responses to “Wedding Wednesday: What We Put in Our Wedding Welcome Bags”

  1. Becky says:

    Dumb question…but we’ve been going back and forth on the idea of doing Welcome Bags! I LOVE it and my SO not so much. Issues come up like money and traveling. How did you get all your bags to your destination? Did you bring everything separately and then put everything together there?
    We’re getting married in Maui and live in California. So trying to figure out how to do this. We’ll need to make about 45-50 bags as well.
    Thank you in advance for your help

  2. Not a dumb question at all! So we’re local, so that wasn’t an issue for us. But I’d recommend shipping as much as you can directly there and putting them together there. Amazon Prime! Then you don’t have to pay for shipping at all 🙂

  3. gail says:

    I love your guide to our favorite spots. Can you tell me more about doing it on photoshop. I’m pretty much a beginner!

  4. Robin says:

    Hi there,

    Where did you purchase the clear boxes for the salty treats?


  5. Kate says:

    Love your bag ideas! Quick question – do you mind sharing where you got the water bottles and what size labels you used?
    Thanks so much,


  6. Lindsay says:

    Thanks for reading! I got the bottles at Costco (cheapest by far!) and the labels I actually just cut out of regular sticker paper, I didn’t use water bottle labels.

  7. Hi there! Thx for reading. I got the bottles at Costco (cheapest by far!). And the water bottle labels I actually just used regular sheets of sticker paper and cut them out. I printed a few times and measured width I liked look of and then printed a few on a page. Hope that helps! And congrats 🙂

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