The title of this post may be a tad misleading—while I 100% DIY’ed the guest welcome bags, I got the weekend itineraries printed through an awesome vendor on Etsy (more on that later).
For the bags, I wanted to provide travel-weary guests with a selection of sweet snacks, salty snacks, gum, Advil, and bottled water. To save on costs, couples will be getting one bag each (but extra goodies inside to share). Originally I was going to order all the snacks through Minimus, a great site to order mini versions of all kinds of snacks. That was until I was shopping at BJ’s one day and realized I could get all the economy-sized snacks I needed there—the prices were cheaper and I wouldn’t have to pay for shipping.
With that in mind, here is a list of my welcome bag purchases (and their prices) below.
All photos are personal.
Grand total: $161.90
Not too shabby! As for the itineraries—I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted the layout to be, but I knew I wanted to include a ton of info including a welcome note, weekend schedule, important phone numbers, and things to do and places to eat in Montreal. I was browsing Etsy one day and came across a great shop called The Paper Proposal run by the fabulous Cristina. She makes these great tiered itineraries that are small enough to fit in a purse. I sent her our wedding colors and the information, and after a few revisions (she works with you until every proof is perfect), these beauties arrived in the mail.
Welcome note and six tiers of info
Helpful info for guests
Food, food, and more food!
Fun things to do around town
These weren’t cheap (about $3.54 each since I wanted an extra page), but I’m very pleased with them and I think our guests will find them helpful—which hopefully minimizes people calling us too much throughout the weekend (although on the Phone Number page I did specify “call anyone below, just not the bride!”).
What are you including in your welcome bags?