When you host a “destination” wedding, all of your guests are from out of town, so it’s really nice to make them feel welcome. And packing welcome bags is almost as much fun as Halloween candy or holiday gift bags.
Mr. Onion and I went to visit our parents this weekend (both of them live within 10 minutes of each other which is great) and we got a lot done. The bags were purchased at Papermart.com and were reasonably priced at $.40 each. I chose these bags because of their color, size and the quantity. You could purchase these bags in sets of 25 — you didn’t have to buy 200+. We also packed all 30 of our welcome bags for our guests. I’m really happy with how they turned out.
Miss Onion surrounded by welcome bag goodies in my parents living room!
In each bag we put water, area brochures, an OOT Welcome Booklet (not shown), nuts in paper bags tied with twine (this is my favorite touch), chips, fruit snacks, granola bars, swedish fish, peppermint patties, hershey’s kisses and cookies.
All packed up and ready to go.
All the goodies were purchased at Costco — the total cost per person was about $2.20 including the bag. The contents shown above was for a couple — there will be one bag per room and the rooms with two people will get twice the goodies. 🙂 I hope our guests enjoy and feel welcome after their long drive.
Did you welcome OOT guests? Did you provide a bag/box/basket full of snacks or one nice item and a note?