There’s a whole lot to do when you’re planning a wedding, but one of the most fun parts, I thought, was putting together a wedding welcome kit for my guests. Here are some tips to help you put your own together.
As we get closer and closer to my own wedding day, you may notice that whatever I’m posting will tie in with whatever I’m dealing with that day in regards to my own wedding. Such is the case today, for sure, as I spent the bulk of the day trying to decide what to put in a wedding welcome kit. Luckily, the internet is chock-full of inspiration!
As for my own wedding, we had a bit of a Michigan theme, because both my husband and I are from the state. We also both attended the University of Michigan. Thus, blue and yellow were our wedding colors and we had Michigan-themed wedding welcome kits. Our wedding welcome kits were food-heavy and included bottles of Vernors, Kalamazoo Krunch, Better Made potato chips, mini Zingerman’s brownies, and hot fudge from Sander’s. In addition to the treats, we also included packets of Tylenol and wet wipes.
I drew a lot of inspiration for my own Michigan-themed wedding welcome kit from this photo from 100 Layer Cake:
This particular couple had an absolutely beautiful wedding in Ann Arbor, Michigan and they wanted to reflect some of the best that Michigan has to offer.
When I think of the best wedding welcome kits, I think of ones that accomplish two things:
1. It should say a little something about the bride and groom and 2. It should give your guests a little taste of local flavor. If your guests have traveled in from out of town for your wedding they may be curious about the surrounding area, the food, or what interests the locals, but they may not have time to get out and explore since your wedding is their top priority! Instead of forcing them out, bring the best to them.
I highly recommend including a schedule and any events you expect your guests to attend. It’s thoughtful and will hopefully ensure everyone ends up where they’re supposed to be … on time.
You might want to make sure your wedding welcome kit includes things like a few breakfast/lunch/dinner recommendations and any particular points of interest you think they may enjoy.
via A Paper Proposal
I also love the idea of adding do not disturb signs for your wedding guests so that they can avoid being woken up at the crack of dawn by the cleaning staff. These would be quick and easy to print out yourself, too.
For more wedding welcome kit inspiration, check out How to Package Your Wedding Welcome Kits.
We’d love to hear any ideas you have for fab items to include in a wedding welcome kit!