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Top 10 Wedding Welcome Gifts of 2021

FILED IN: Gift Guides, Wedding Welcome Gifts

Posted By: Jamie Kutchman

With engagement season in full swing, we're here to discuss all things Wedding Welcome gifts! With trends changing thanks to COVID, we are seeing welcome gifts take a turn for the personal - gifts are more meaningful to the couple's event location or love story, in addition to being more intentional with aesthetics and packaging. And since it's crucial to plan ahead (weather you are outsourcing or planning to DIY), we hope this roundup of some of our favorite and most meaningful projects from 2021 will help with ideas and inspiration for your own special day!


La Jolla Beach Wedding Welcome Totes

With a destination wedding in La Jolla, our couple opted to lean into the location of the event and welcome guests with La Jolla-specific goodies! Filled with local treats and keepsakes, these totes were highly useable and reusable, serving as a fun favor for guests to enjoy post-event as well.   La-Jolla-Beach-Welcome-Totes-by-Marigold-Grey-1



Personalized Wedding Welcome Boxes

After COVID cut the guest list, our couple leaned into a more intimate affair by personalizing each welcome basket! These baskets included each guest's first name on a custom gift tag, distributed at the welcome party. Inside each gift, guests were treated to a variety of treats all favored by the bride and groom! Items were chosen to represent different points in their journey towards marriage, with spiced nuts, Montana-based caramels, and specifically scented candles so that each guest received a variation of the same scent profile. These beautiful baskets were even custom down to the foil-embossed match books included inside each gift. 




Modern Pet-Focused Welcome Gifts

When our couple asked us to find a way to include their cat and dog, our answer was "of course!" We love to incorporate pets into welcome gifts for that added touch of 'special.' These black and white modern welcome gifts include a variety of sweet treats for guests to nibble on, including a set of mini cookies resembling the couple's beloved fur babies!



Branded Keepsake Boxes for Pastel Garden Wedding

With a Parisian twist on a classic pastel garden party theme, our couple wanted soft, floral elements to welcome guests to their special day! French blue ribbon adorned both the inside and outside of these keepsake boxes, which were branded with the couple's personal logo and wedding date. 




Palm Springs Wedding Welcome Boxes

These adorable Palm Springs gifts are a great example of how focusing more attention on the interior contents over the exterior packaging can still look high-end! Because all guests would be traveling, our couple wanted guests to be able to either use or leave behind the remaining gift packaging. These white tuck-top boxes, while still finished in luxe satin ribbon and custom gift tags, allowed our couple to spend less on packaging that would be discarded anyway, and add additional items to the inside of each gift to maximize gift fullness. The cohesive aesthetic helped to tie everything together in fun and thematic gifts.




Charlottesville Virginia Wedding Welcome Tote Bags

These elegant Charlottesville-themed tote bags were the perfect welcome gifts for our couple's Virginia event! Complete with VA-based snacks and an homage to the bride's favorite Atlanta savory snack, these gifts were both beautiful and highly personal. 


Gift Boxes for Winter Wedding in New Orleans

With a winter wedding in New Orleans, our couple leaned into the history and tradition of the area with these special Nola-themed welcome gifts! With a custom-packaged cajun snack mix, the most thematic beverages, and of course, praline pecans, these unique gifts were unforgettable! Don't forget the etched ornament of the NOLA skyline for a holiday-themed finishing touch.




Italian Heritage meets Washington, DC Wedding Welcome Gifts

When our Italian couple wanted a gift that meshed both their heritage as well as their wedding destination, we jumped at the chance to design these luxe Italian-themed DC welcome boxes! Designed to share, these larger gifts were the perfect size for a couple or family staying together in one hotel room. 




Modern Wedding Welcome Gift Boxes

Modern luxury meets black-tie sophistication! These elegant black linen hatboxes were full of sleek, indulgent treats and keepsakes for guests to enjoy upon check-in! Custom gold-leaf cake pops (in event colors, of course), white chocolate popcorn, and of course the silk amenities kit kept guests comfortable for an amazing wedding weekend! 




Newport, RI Themed Welcome Baskets 

Meshing a specific color scheme and a location can be tricky, but these pink Newport, RI themed baskets hit the mark! Filled with custom treats and keepsakes, all reflective of the wedding location, these custom welcome baskets were the perfect way to greet guests after a long day of traveling. 



We hope you've enjoyed this lineup and that it's given you some solid inspiration for your 2021 wedding welcome gifts! For more examples of our custom wedding welcome work, you can visit here. For more information on fully outsourcing your custom welcome gifts, please inquire here! We'd love to help take gifting completely off of your shoulders from design all the way to delivery and reduce your pre-wedding stress!

Images by Lissa Ryan Photography


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