Booking your big day at destination wedding venues in East Texas is a ton of fun because it’s like a mini vacation with all your closest friends and family. A destination wedding, however, always begs the question: What do you put in the welcome bags?
Provide a guide. Many of your wedding guests will either come early or stay late for an extended vacation. Be sure to include a card with area restaurants, nightlife and sights. Don’t forget to include a good map and possibly a link to a good resource for local goings on in the area.
Essentials to better handle the environment. If your destination wedding is at the beach, provide sunblock and sunglasses. If you’re getting married during summertime in the south, consider bug spray, cute little fans and possibly some lemonade.
Cover the snack attack. Everybody loves snacks. They can help keep your guests from being too hungry during a longer ceremony or satisfy the munchies back in the room after the drinking and festivities. Snacks are a must! These will also help your guests avoid raiding the mini bar while hanging around the rooms.
Embrace the local charm. Include some treats from local businesses, like an area bakery or popcorn shop. If you’re unable to coordinate with a local business, provide some of you and your partner’s favorite candy or snacks.
Totes! When it comes to welcome gifts, totes are trending. Get totes custom screen printed with something related to your destination (like a palm tree or a mountain). Alternatively, use an appropriate saying, like “The adventure begins” or simply put your names and the wedding date on it.
A parting gift. A welcome bag is a great place to also leave your wedding favors. Be sure your gift is something relevant to the couple and to the destination. For example, if you’re getting married at a winery, a corkscrew with your names on it would be an obvious option.
Keep your wedding venues East Texas in mind. If you’re having a photo booth, include different props. If craft beer is a theme, include a bottle opener. You get the picture. Just be sure note they should bring them to the reception!
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