Preparing a customized wedding welcome bag is a great way to show your guests how much you appreciate them attending your special day. Here are some ideas to get you started on selecting the contents and wrapping up your wedding welcome bags. We’ve got a great guide near state-by-state guide of treats to help you in selecting items from each state.
First, select the items you want to include in your wedding welcome bag.
Snacks and drinks:
Include some bottled water, trail mix, granola bars, and chocolates. These will come in handy for your guests, especially if they’ve traveled a long way to attend your wedding. If there’s something regional that your town or state is known for, that’s always a custom touch. See our state-by-state guide to treats below if you need some ideas for what to select for your welcome bags!
Include a map of the local area, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and a list of local attractions and restaurants. This will help your guests navigate the area and find things to do during their stay.
Include some unique items from the local area of the wedding, or favorites of the couple. Here is a list of some things you might find that would be lovely to include in your wedding welcome bags:
- Small bags of locally-roasted coffee
- Postcards with local landmarks or attractions
- Keychains featuring the state or city name or a local symbol
- Magnets with local scenery or landmarks
- Stickers with local logos or designs
- Coasters with local images or maps
- Shot glasses with the city or state name or a local landmark
- Pens with the city or state name or a local business logo
- Customized bookmarks with local quotes or images
- Mini jars of locally-made jams, honey or spreads.
Write a welcome note or letter:
Write a personalized welcome note or letter to thank your guests for coming and show your appreciation for their love and support. You can also include some information about the wedding day itself, such as the schedule of events, dress code, and transportation details.
Select the Bag Size
Once you have decided on the items, choose the type of bag or box you want to use. This will depend on the size and shape of the contents you selected to include in your wedding welcome bags. We offer a range of bags and boxes to suit any style and budget.
We have an extensive collection of bags and tissue available in the Wedding Welcome Bag Shop.
Select the Tissue Paper and Tags
Next, select the tissue paper to complement your wedding welcome bag. We offer a wide range of tissue paper colors and patterns, so you can find the perfect match for your bag. You can also mix and match different colors and patterns to create a unique and eye-catching look.
Finally, add a personalized tag to your wedding welcome bag. Our range of tags comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be customized with your names, wedding date, or a personalized message. This is a great way to add a finishing touch to your wedding welcome bag and make it truly unique.
Sample Welcome Message:
Dear XX ,
We are absolutely thrilled to have you here with us today to celebrate this special moment in our lives. Your presence means the world to us and we couldn’t be happier to share this joyous occasion with you.
We hope you feel the warmth and love that surrounds us all as we come together to witness the beginning of our new journey as a couple. This day would not be complete without you, and we are grateful for the effort and time you have taken to be here with us.
As you settle into your stay, please feel free to make yourselves at home and take advantage of the amenities we have prepared for you. We have put together a welcome package with some goodies to make your stay even more enjoyable, and we hope you find it to your liking.
Thank you for being a part of our lives and for sharing in our joy. Let’s celebrate together and create memories that will last a lifetime.
With love and gratitude,
State-By-State Guide to Popular Treats – Ideas to Help in Selecting the Contents of Your Wedding Welcome Bags
Alabama: Golden Flake Potato Chips, Buffalo Rock Ginger Ale, GooGoo Clusters
Alaska: Birch Beer, Smoked Salmon Candy, Kettle Chips
Arizona: Prickly Pear Soda, Saguaro Cactus Candy, Picoso Chips
Arkansas: RC Cola, Chocolate Gravy Mix, Tim’s Cascade Chips
California: Topo Chico Mineral Water, See’s Candies, Kettle Corn
Colorado: Izze Sparkling Juice, Enstrom’s Toffee, Boulder Canyon Chips
Connecticut: Foxon Park Soda, NECCO Wafers, Deep River Chips
Delaware: Dogfish Head Beer, Dolle’s Salt Water Taffy, Herr’s Chips
Florida: Sun Drop Soda, Flaming Hot Cheetos, Gatorade
Georgia: Coke, Pecan Divinity, Zapp’s Chips
Hawaii: Kona Coffee, Li Hing Mui Candy, Hawaiian Kettle Chips
Idaho: Big Sky Soda, Idaho Spud Candy, Tim’s Cascade Chips
Illinois: Green River Soda, Taffy Town, Jays Potato Chips
Indiana: Squirt Soda, Goo Goo Clusters, Grippo’s Chips
Iowa: Cherry Pepsi, Bit-O-Honey, Old Dutch Chips
Kansas: Cherry Mash Candy, Sunflower Seeds, Prairie Fire Chips
Kentucky: Ale-8-One Soda, Modjeskas, Grippo’s Chips
Louisiana: Barq’s Root Beer, Zapp’s Chips, Tobasco Chocolate
Maine: Moxie Soda, Needhams Candy, Humpty Dumpty Chips
Maryland: Natty Boh Beer, Berger Cookies, Utz Chips
Massachusetts: Polar Soda, Necco Wafers, Cape Cod Chips
Michigan: Vernors Ginger Ale, Sanders Milk Chocolate, Better Made Chips
Minnesota: Grape Crush, Salted Nut Rolls, Barrel O’ Fun Chips
Mississippi: RC Cola, Peanut Brittle, Voodoo Chips
Missouri: Fitz’s Soda, Salt Water Taffy, Billy Goat Chips
Montana: Huckleberry Soda, Bequet Caramels, Kettle Chips
Nebraska: Kool-Aid, Runza Sandwiches, Husker Popcorn
Nevada: Jarritos Soda, Ethel M Chocolates, Boulder Chips
New Hampshire: Moxie Soda, Lindt Chocolate, Blake’s All Natural Chips
New Jersey: Boylan Soda, Salt Water Taffy, Herr’s Chips
New Mexico: Jarritos Soda, Biscochitos, Sun Chips
New York: Saranac Soda, Sponge Candy, Wise Chips
North Carolina: Cheerwine Soda, Moravian Cookies, Mount Olive Chips
North Dakota: Sioux City Soda, Chippers, Dakota Style Chips
Ohio: Buckeye Beer, Malley’s Chocolates, Mike-Sells Chips
Oklahoma: Big Red Soda, Pecan Pralines, Herr’s Chips
Oregon: Jones Soda, Salt Water Taffy, Kettle Chips
Pennsylvania: Birch Beer, Peanut Chews, Herr’s Chips
Rhode Island: Yacht Club Soda, Coffee Syrup, Old Bay Chips
South Carolina: Ale-8-One Soda, Pecan Logs, Carolina Kettle Chips
South Dakota: Sioux Falls Soda, Black Hills Gold Chocolate
Tennessee: MoonPies, Goo Goo Clusters, Moon Lodge Chips
Texas: Dr Pepper, Big Red, Whataburger Chips
Utah: Brigham’s Brew Root Beer, Salt Water Taffy, Tim’s Cascade Chips
Vermont: Vermont Sweetwater Soda, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Miss Vickie’s Chips
Virginia: Cheerwine Soda, Peanuts, Route 11 Chips
Washington: Jones Soda, Almond Roca, Tim’s Cascade Chips
West Virginia: Ski Soda, Salt Water Taffy, Mister Bee Chips
Wisconsin: Sprecher Soda, Cow Pie Candy, Sheboygan Hard Rolls
Wyoming: Jackson Hole Soda, Huckleberry Taffy, Rocky Mountain Chips
Creating a customized wedding welcome bag is a thoughtful way to welcome your guests and show your appreciation. Whether you choose to include snacks, drinks, or personalized items, we have the bags, tissue paper, and tags to help you create the perfect wedding welcome bag. Did the state-by-state treats guide include your local favorites? Drop us a line in the comments about other ideas for treats from each state. Shop now and start planning your customized wedding welcome bag today!
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