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What to Include in Your Wedding Welcome Gifts

FILED IN: Education, Wedding Welcome Gifts

Posted By: Jamie Kutchman

Your wedding welcome gifts offer guests a true first taste (and first look!) into your wedding weekend, and the significance of each item included may feel ever so slightly daunting. However, deciding what to include in your wedding welcome gifts sometimes starts with a simple question: what would you love to receive? In order to ease your mind and inspire your gifts, we thought we would break down what to include in your gifting suite below!

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Let’s start with the packaging, shall we? We’re always drawn to classic boxes (think: kraft boxes, crates, and even hat boxes) and totes because they create a neutral base. We love to tie gorgeous soft ribbon around your box to keep all of the contents inside while also offering a nod to your wedding’s beautiful aesthetic and palette. Because a gift is never complete without a tag, this small but important detail is simply a must!

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Keep in mind that guests are attending your wedding because they adore you, so always include a letter welcoming them to your soiree! Think about including important timeline pieces with your note too, such as a reminder about welcome dinner, ceremony, and reception start times as well as transportation times and options. Although your soiree’s festivities will fill your guests’ schedules almost completely, they do always appreciate an inclusion of things to do in the area.

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After reading a note from you, a snack and a drink are typically at the top of each person’s mind. We highly suggest offering guests bottles of water (or perhaps bubbly!). Also, it’s impossible to go wrong with sweet and salty snacks, which is why we always recommend including at least one of each. Delectable candy from Sugarfina is one of our go-to sweet treats along with cookies and chocolates. The best salty snacks to include are always chips, nuts, and pretzels. It’s even more fun when all three items are from shops and brands local to your wedding’s city!

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The last piece I always love to brainstorm with couples is a something lasting that guests can take with them as they depart from your wedding weekend and continue to enjoy during the weeks and months to come. I’m always drawn to candles, coasters, totes that can become carryon bags, and welcome maps that can act as art prints in their homes. Each time they use the item they will be reminded again of the incredible weekend they had with you.

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The keys to any wonderful welcome gift are to make your guests feel celebrated, your location known, and to always leave a lasting impression.

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