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welcome bag

Stumped about the contents of your welcome bag? We’ve got ideas and inspiration for you — plus tons of DIY projects!

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This “hangover kit” is the perfect mini welcome bag

When partying hard with your guests, someone is bound to be headed for hangover central post-party. That’s where this hangover kit comes in super handy. With a LOL-worthy “in sickness & in health” line, it totally ties in wedding chic with Pepto realness.

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The perfect Mason jar gift bags for your wedding

What’s better than a Mason jar at a wedding? A Mason jar that doesn’t take up any more space than a ziplock bag… because they ARE ziplock bags! Not only are these Mason Jar gift bags adorable, they’re handy, and re-usable. Plus, as one reviewer put it, “These were the perfect gift bags for rustic barn wedding.”

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Drink and be married with these reusable wedding welcome bottles

Welcome bags are often gift bags filled with treats, a schedule of events, and more treats. But the “bag” part of welcome bags bothered me. It just gets thrown out! So we put ourselves in our guests’ shoes and thought about the goals behind this slice of wedding etiquette. How do we remove wastefulness, make it useful, and make it celebration-worthy? Our answer: Reusable water bottles filled with Make-Your-Own-Margarita supplies!

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7 unique wedding welcome bag ideas

Decided that you want to gift your guests with some kick-ass loot to welcome them to your wedding? Maybe it’s an out-of-town wedding and you want everyone to have a good handle on the area. Or maybe you’re having a wedding outside in the summer and you want to make sure everyone doesn’t get sunburned. Either way, a wedding welcome gift bag can be a stellar way to give them some warm fuzzies right away. Let’s talk about our favorite wedding welcome bag ideas.

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Get the best hotel service ever: give the front desk workers your extra gift bags!

So, you spent forever making the most awesome welcome bags for your guests who are coming from out of town. Maybe they’re popcorn-themed, maybe their regional-themed, maybe they’re just a brown sack full of snacks — whatever. You worked on them, and they’re fantastic.

Then, come the weekend of your wedding, a couple of your guests are no-shows. What to do with these extra bags filled with delicious snacks and special treats? Well, one hotel front desk clerk named Cassie would like to submit a suggestion

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Gift “play-along-at-home kits” to family and friends who can’t make the wedding

Our Offbeat Intern, Liz, had an amazing idea that she made happen at her handmade well-armed wedding: a play-along-at-home kit! The concept is that you send out a care package of sorts to any family or friends who can’t make the wedding.