So while I’m in Fiji I thought it would be absolutely perfect to have the queen of island weddings over here on the blog today! I’m so pleased to welcome Kylie of Bula Bride – a beautiful blog with a focus on gorgeous destination weddings in Fiji. She also runs a graphic design company called Peachy Flamingo that among other things creates lovely wedding invitations.
AND (seriously, this girl does everything) she’s got an awesome Etsy shop so I thought that she’d be the perfect person to come and discuss destination wedding welcome bags, why they are important, and what should go into them.
Take it away Kylie!
Welcome Bags are a hit with destination weddings. They are a nice way to welcome and thank your guests for making the effort to travel over. They are also a nice substitute to the classic bomboniere that is given during the reception.
Welcome bags can come in any shape or form – from paper bags, canvas totes, baskets, or draw string bags, and they can be suited to any budget – big or small!
In your welcome bags you should include gifts that will assist and enhance your guests stay. Add personal items that reflect you as a couple, represent an inside joke, or a little reminder of their trip.
If kids are attending it’s also great to give them a separate welcome bag of items that they may enjoy and help keep them occupied, such as beach balls, coloring books, puzzles, or little toys.
A welcome letter is a must to welcome your guests to your destination wedding and thank them for travelling to share in your big day. Welcome letters are also great for letting guests know of any additional activities, house rules, or notes for the wedding week!