Most out of town guests travel a long way and make special arrangements to see you get married. A great way to say thank you is to surprise them with a gift basket or bag filled with goodies for their stay. These gift bags can be as simple or elaborate as you would like and are a great DIY project. These bags usually don’t take a lot of effort to make but will mean a lot to your guests.
First, decide what you would like to put your gifts in…..a personalized bag, a box, basket or even a mini box or suitcase. Also think about your wedding and if there is a theme or an aspect of your wedding that is unique. The best gift bags will not only be a treat for your guests but give them a taste of what’s to come for your wedding. Lastly, you will need to decide on the items to go in your bag that will compliment your theme. Below are some examples and tips of items for your out of town guests.
A beach themed wedding bag can include sunscreen, flip flops, chap stick, towels, and a bottle of water all in a basket weave tote or beach bag.
If you don’t have a theme for your wedding, you can make the out of town bag all about the state you are getting married in. For example, if you are getting married in Atlanta you can include a bottle of coke , a varsity hat, peanuts, peaches, or any of the Georgia themed snacks below.
These bags are a perfect addition to a state themed gift bag for out of town guests!
I would always suggest putting in a few snacks and drinks for them to enjoy. Especially since they are traveling and may get hungry along their trip.
An idea I love is to include a hangover kit to include a bottle of water, some headache medicine, antacid and a cover for their eyes! Too cute and how easy is this to make?
A great way to personalize your gift “bag” is to include a map and an itinerary. In the itinerary include activities for the wedding and also things to do in the area before and after the wedding (places to eat, shop, visit, etc.)! If you want to save money, you can always include a regular map of the city and print out your own itinerary.
I hope these ideas have helped you choose gifts for your out of town guests!
Sources: www.jettingtothewedding.com, www.weddingbycolor.com, www.projectbride.com, www.blissweddingmarket.com, www.dolceinc.com, www.mywedding.com, www.destinationweddingmag.com