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13th June 2019

Fun and Creative Wedding Gift Bag Ideas

When planning your big day, there really is no better way to welcome your guests than with a personalised and curated bag filled with goodies. From traditional present bags, to jazzy boxes and rustic baskets, we’ve compiled a list of some of the very best wedding gift bag ideas.

The chances are you won’t be able to greet each and every guest upon their arrival to your wedding, so a welcome goody bag is the perfect way to say “Hello, we’re glad you’re here!” right away.

Fill them with all sorts of fabulous treats, snacks, personalised notes and even some fun games to keep them entertained throughout the party. With so many options to choose from, check out our favourite wedding gift bag ideas and get inspired before your big day!

The ‘bag’

A cute basket

An elegantly woven basket or a vintage wooden box with personal touches can be a clever alternative to a bag. A beautiful basket is also something your guests can keep and use time and again. One of our favourite wedding gift bag ideas.

A custom tote bag

 

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When it comes to wedding gift bag ideas, presentation is certainly very important. A customised tote bag is a great way to keep all your fun and fabulous gifts all together in a very stylish way. You can either have them personalised to your wedding or keep them plain and simple. Not only are they practical, but they will also be fab little presents that guests can use time and again.

The eco-friendly option

Using a recyclable paper bag for all your goodie bags is great for the planet and your bank balance. A much cheaper alternative to buying loads of boxes and baskets, the paper bag is a classic and the perfect way to welcome your guests.

A big box!

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If you want to go all out with your wedding gift bags, change the bag for a box! Really let them know how grateful you are by filling a huge gift box full of fun treats and gifts that they’re sure to treasure forever. You can even decorate them with flowers and ribbons that match your theme.

Something a little different…

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If you’re looking for a different way to say thank you to your wedding guests, why not give them a cute plant that they can watch bloom. You can even include a little note from the bride and groom with it, so there is that special added personalisation.

Wedding gift bag ideas

A Personalised Welcome Note

If your wedding gift bag is acting as a ‘welcome to my wedding’, include a personalised handwritten note in each, with a nice picture of the bride and groom. This will easily get around the awkwardness of not having time to meet and greet everyone on the busy big day.

Something to sip

 

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Everyone knows that a wedding is the perfect time to drink and be merry, so why not treat your guests to a welcome tipple? From stylish mini bottles of champagne, to gin tins, craft ales and cocktails in a can, a little pre-wedding drink is the perfect way to really kick start your celebrations. You could even personalise the bottles and tins with some cute labels that match your theme. However, don’t forget to think of the non-drinkers and under 18s. You could find a tasty non-alcoholic alternative for their bags.

A yummy treat

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Anything edible is sure to go down well with your guests. People can get peckish before or after the meal, so it’s always best to keep their rumbling tummies at bay. It can also act as a way of sobering up if you’ve had a few too many glasses of bubbly. From tasty homemade biscuits, to fresh fruit and sweets, every wedding welcome bag should include something to satisfy your guests’ sweet-tooth!

Personalised candle

Personalise a candle to give to your wedding guests and ensure they take home a special slice of your wedding. This is even more effective if you have the same scent throughout your wedding. Smell is the most powerful memory trigger so guests can relive the laughs and the memories when they get home.

A hangover cure kit

Next in our list of the very best wedding gift bag ideas is a hangover cure. Perfect for everyone that has made the most of the celebrations, your guests will definitely thank you later for this little moment of genius. We all know that a hangover is a sign of a good night, so some general recovery items will be appreciated for the morning after – paracetamol, Berocca, water, fizzy pop and an eye mask.

A fun game

Including a game in your wedding welcome bag is perfect for entertaining the little ones or enhancing the celebrations with a drinking game. Whether it’s some crayons and a colouring book for the kids, a fun puzzle or some cards, your guests will be kept entertained for the whole day.

Flip flops

 

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Whether you’re hosting a destination wedding or not, flip flops are always a hit in a wedding gift bag. Perfect for those who have worn uncomfortable shoes, or those who love to get on the dance floor. Give those toes a break with some comfortable flip flops and let your guests really let their hair down.

A hanky

Weddings are emotional things and let’s be honest, you’re probably hoping your guests shed a few tears when they see you walking down the aisle! Give them a little hanky that they can have to hand to avoid any unwanted make-up disasters from being all teary-eyed. You could even embellish them with thoughtful embroidery, so it always reminds them of your special day.

Maps and guides to the area

 

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Why not include beautifully illustrated wedding maps to guide your guests around your big day and the venue? You could also include some helpful guides to the surrounding area, just in case out-of-towners want to have a bit of an explore.

Disposable camera

Encourage your guests to capture the special moments that are often missed by giving them a themed disposable camera. You could even organise a post wedding party where you and the guests can look through all of the amazing snaps that were developed.

Weather essentials

 

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Mini bottles of sunscreen, after sun or bug spray are perfect for warm weather weddings.  Ponchos, hand-warmers and umbrellas are essentials for winter or Irish weddings!

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We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to the very best wedding gift bag ideas.  At Signature Living Weddings, we’re known for crafting bespoke weddings designed with a difference. Our experienced wedding coordinators and unique wedding venues across the UK can be tailored exclusively to you.With fabulous food menus, bespoke cakes and a detailed preferred suppliers list, we are experts in planning idyllic weddings.

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