Destination weddings are popular among couples. After all, who wouldn’t want to walk down a white sandy beach with a light breeze tossing your hair? Whether you’re tying the knot on Lake Michigan or on a beach in the Caribbean, your big day is sure to be special. In order to keep the destination theme going throughout your nuptials, send your guests an invitation to set the tone – we love this Endless Sea Invitation! But there is something else you may want to consider giving your guests: gift bags.
When guests arrive at a new destination, a gift bag helps welcome them to the town. Here are a few essentials to include:
A tote bag
Pack all of your gifts in a personalized tote bag adorned with your names and the wedding date. This reusable bag will last long after the wedding has passed.
If you’re getting married under the sun, keep everyone covered with eye protection. This way, if someone forgot theirs at home, they won’t have to be squinting during your ceremony. They can then take the sunglasses home with them to use whenever they want, and it will be a reminder of your big day.
The local flavor
Welcome your friends and family with a little taste of the local fare. For example, if you’re tying the knot in the Caribbean, you may want to offer saltwater taffy. If you’re saying “I do” in the northeast, a small bottle of Vermont maple syrup would be the perfect gift.
Ensure that your guests’ personal belongings don’t get lost in the shuffle of travel by sending them off with luggage tags. Put a funny message on the back like “Not worth stealing” for a gift everyone will love and to make it’s easy for guests to identify their suitcases.