The Out-of-Town Bag

With well over half of our guests traveling to our wedding (from out of state AND out of country), it's important that our guests receive a sincere welcome and know how much we appreciate them for making the trip to Arizona as soon as they reach their hotel.  While it's impossible to personally greet each guest as he/she arrives, the Welcome Bag, aka the Out-of-Town or OOT Bag is the next best thing.  I have an idea of what we'll put in the bags but just recently started imagining what I'd like the actual bags to look like.  I really like all of the examples below but they are just not in our budget.  We'll probably go with some cute paper bags instead but I will still lust after these for a while longer.

clockwise from top left: 1, 2, 3, 4

To spruce up the bags, I really like the idea of creating welcome tags to either tie on to the handles or possibly convert in to a sticker to stick on the the front of the bag. I think both of these are sweet.


To add another personal touch for those staying at a hotel, I absolutely love these door hangers.


A welcome booklet or itinerary is a must and I'll be using the below examples as inspiration. We have a super detailed website but I think it will be nice for guests to have hard copies of important info too.



The actual assembly of our bags wont happen until late next month but I'll be sure to share the process and finished products with you when they're done :)

PS: I couldn't help but laugh when I saw this...I hope none of our guests are feeling this way!