Need some welcome gift ideas? Consider these personal and creative tips when putting together baskets, totes and packages. Your out of town guests will love and appreciate these thoughtful and personal touches.
Incorporate Local Maps and Guides: head to the visitors center and ask for copies of visitor guide books, area maps and brochures about local attractions for the gift bags. If your wedding locale doubles as a popular vacation spot, choose brochures about family-friendly attractions such as children’s museums, local sporting events, zoos or movie theaters.
Wedding Itinerary: print out the wedding weekend itinerary for the guest gift bags. We love this collection found at 2bsquared on Etsy. Since out-of-town guests may not know other local people, let them know where they can find you. Include cell phone numbers, local addresses and the schedule for the weekend. We especially love incorporating a Custom Illustration Map like these darling details found at Memento Designs.
Tickets to Local Entertainment: if you only have a few out of town guests, or a special relative staying for an extended period of time, consider planning an evening of entertainment for them. Pick up tickets to a local performance or the afternoon baseball game for the day after the wedding. When traveling, some guests plan to make the trip into a mini vacation. Adding to the weekends festivities will make their trip even more memorable.
Tasty Treats: guests will appreciate access to snacks during a hotel stay. Slip a few bottles of water, packaged pretzels and pieces of fresh fruit in the guest’s gift bags. Personalize the treats by including a locally made candy bar or packets of homemade herbal tea. For a special couple — such as parents or grandparents — have the hotel deliver a bottle of wine to the room as a welcome gift.