Ruby's Blog | Out of Town Guest Bags

Hello Bride & Groom’s To Be!

I’m Ruby the Rochester Bride! As a newlywed of the Rochester area, I love sharing my knowledge of the wedding experience with newly engaged couples. This week, I am going to share with you some ideas of what to put into your out of town guest bags. This blog will be great for you if you are having a lot of friends and family travel from far away to attend your wedding!

{1} Regional Treats: This is great if you have a lot of family coming into town that may not be too familiar with your region. Add some local wine or snacks that are popular in your city to the bag as a fun treat for you guests.

{2} Hangover Kit: This will be fun to include from the couple who knows that their wedding is definitely going to be a party! Make a little kit with Advil and water as a courtesy to your guests who will be celebrating with you.

{3} Schedule & Map: If you have guests from out of town, chances are they may be staying for the whole weekend. It will be nice to include a map of the area with a list of attractions, as well as a schedule for the wedding and any other activities you may have planned, like rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch.

{4} Weather Ready Essentials: Your guests may not be packed for any kind of weather, but you can prepare them! Include sunscreen, sunglasses and even maybe a small umbrella or poncho in the welcome bag so that they are ready for your big day, no matter what the weather brings.

{5} The Bag Itself: Your budget for wedding welcome bags may not be too much, but you can still create a stylish gift! Many couple opt for canvas totes with their wedding logo or date so that they can be reused after the wedding, but a colored paper bag or box will be just as thoughtful.