Friday, June 6, 2014

Top 5 Reasons to Provide Welcome Bags to Your Out-of-Town Guests

Today we have a guest blog by Bow Tie Bags. They give us some good reasons you'll want to have welcome bags for your out-of-town guests.
1. First impression- Your out-of-town guests have traveled from near and far to celebrate your special day. Providing elegant, personalized welcome bags at your guests' hotel not only thanks them for attending and celebrating with you, but it creates a memorable first impression of the weekend that will follow. 
2. Low-cost- Welcome bags are an important detail, but they don't have to break your wedding budget. Providing a custom wedding welcome bag can cost around $10 per welcome bag. According to, newlyweds (and their families) spent on average $28,400 on their weddings in 2012.  If you anticipate needing 25-30 welcome bags (one per hotel room typically), the welcome bag cost equates to just 1% of the average wedding cost!
3.Empty Stomachs-Providing a welcome bag for your guests when they check into their hotel will help satiate their immediate hunger and thirst.  Throughout the weekend, these snack items help bridge the gaps between meals and keep your guests happy and energetic!
4. Itinerary- Besides providing snack food and other essentials for your out-of-town guests, welcome bags are great for providing information about your wedding. You've planned meticulously for this weekend, so make sure your guests are where they need to be when they need to be there by including a schedule of events for the weekend. The itinerary can include the time and venue of the rehearsal dinner, the wedding itself, and the post-wedding breakfast, along with driving directions to/from the hotel.
5. Forgetful Guests- Your out-of-town guests may forget to bring a few important travel items with them, such as Advil and hand sanitizer.  Including these items in a welcome bag will save them a trip to the drug store so your guests can enjoy your wedding weekend care-free!
Bow Tie Bags was founded to save engaged couples the time, energy, and hassle of creating wedding welcome bags for their out-of-town guests. With their simple online ordering process, you can create elegant, personalized wedding welcome bags in just a few clicks. They assemble your welcome bags and ship them to you or your wedding guests’ hotel, while you spend your time and energy on other important details to make your wedding the most memorable day of your life! Visit them on Twitter @BowTieBags or on Facebook at and Pinterest

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