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Out of Town Wedding Gift Bags

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

For so many brides the last thing they sometimes think of are providing their out of town guests with a welcome bag. I always recommend having the welcome bag waiting for your guests upon check in. Like many, the typical and most common style most brides end up doing is buying a paper gift bag and filling it with snacks and a wedding itinerary. I am hoping you will find inspiration and be a little more creative when creating your out of town wedding gift bags.

Gift Box

Line the inner box with the wrapping paper pattern of your choice
Don't forget to include a map of the area, wedding weekend itinerary and list of restaurants/things to do

My new obsession- Velvet ribbon {especially in pink!!}


1. Box {Michaels Crafts}
2. Gift Wrap, pattern of your choice
3. Ribbon {I love the pink velvet ribbon I recently found at Michaels}
4. Glassine bags {Paper Mart}
5. Labels {You can create yourself or get them custom made My Own Labels}
6. French Macarons or homemade cookies {My favorite recipe here}
7. M&M's {mymms}
8. Map of the area
9. Wedding weekend itinerary with directions

Canvas Bag with your map

One of my favorite wedding bags for out of towners and your bridal party. These are designed by one of my favorite calligraphers Laura Hooper. If you are interested in more vendors that do custom wedding maps please contact me

Ideas for Gift Bags
  1. Thank You card
  2. Custom Water bottles
  3. Snacks
  4. Flip Flops {shower shoes for hotel bathroom, I NEVER leave home without them}
  5. List of restaurants and Things To Do in the area
  6. Wedding Weekend Itinerary
  7. Mini Emergency Kit.  {Advil, Band-Aids, Pepto, Emergen-C}
  8. Tissue Pack
  9. Kids activities {crayons, coloring book}
Please contact me for more ideas and vendor resources.