Wedding Welcome Bags for Outta-Towners!

Wedding welcome bags are such a treat for out-of-town guests, and today we're going to show you how we prepared some for our most recent wedding!

Our bride and groom live in Texas, but their family and friends live in every corner of the world, including Korea and Australia. Palm Springs was the perfect destination for everyone; easy to get to and a warm relaxing getaway. So when our bride suggested having a full wedding weekend (including a bridal shower, men's golf, and a post-wedding brunch), we knew welcome bags with weekend itineraries were a necessity! 

The itineraries that we made (above) described in detail where and when every activity was taking place, both in English and Korean. That way the guests weren't calling our bride and groom to figure out where they needed to be! Itinerary items included: Golfing, bridal shower, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, welcome drinks, the wedding celebration, and the after-party brunch!

We wanted to pack the bags with fun Palm Springs-inspired goodies and also some things that might actually come in handy in the desert! We included waters, sunscreen, a Palm Springs city guide, lemon heads, mini California oranges, and a fun pool float along with the itineraries!

We packed it all in simple brown paper bags (sturdy yet inexpensive), added the prettiest gold-flaked tissue paper and tied it up with a custom little monogram tag of the bride and groom's names. 

The bride's brother delivered all the bags to the guests in their hotels and they were a hit! Everyone was on time to their activities and we even saw guests using their sunscreens during the hot ceremony :) It was so fun putting together these bags- they were perfect for all the guests and didn't cost a fortune!