Savannah Wedding Welcome Bags Your Guests Will Love
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Your wedding welcome bags are often the first opportunity you have to make an impression on your guests. They can communicate to your friends and family that you appreciate them making the trip and ultimately that you want their stay to be as enjoyable as possible.
Including a welcome note is the perfect way to keep your guests informed of the details of your wedding weekend. Include a link to your wedding website where they’ll be able to find any information they may need. For example, the event timeline, important locations, dress code, and phone numbers for a “wedding contact” in case they have questions. Since you will undoubtedly have a lot going on, ask your wedding planner or a trusted friend to be the point of contact. Particularly if you have older guests who aren’t tech savvy, consider including printed info packets.
Including a list of your favorite attractions and restaurants will add a special touch to your wedding welcome bags. Your guests will appreciate the thoughtful suggestions. If you are marrying in the city where you two fell in love, a sweet story about where you had your first date or where you got engaged, is a great way to personalize this gesture.
Maps are another especially useful inclusion. You could have a calligrapher or graphic designer create a custom map detailing where all of the wedding events are taking place. Otherwise, you can pick up some free ones from the visitor center or download and print them yourself.
Your guests will adore these Savannah themed totes. Not only are they beautiful but they will prove to be useful well after their trip. Furthermore, they will serve as a reminder of the good times they had visiting the city for your wedding.
These locally produced publications can help your guests make the most of their trip. With information on events, restaurants and shops your guests will be able to find what interests them. They may also appreciate having some reading material for the long car right or flight home.
Connect Savannah is a free weekly publication that includes comprehensive coverage of local happenings from concerts to art shows and everything in between. My friend Isaac Smith is featured on the cover of the issue in this post. He is an extremely talented musician so you should definitely check him out.
Candles from Salt and Shore Company
Your guests will enjoy these luxurious candles long after they get back home. Each candle is hand-poured in Savannah, Georgia. The best part is that Salt and Shore can create custom scents just for you. Their signature scents are amazing and for a fragrance reminiscent of Savannah I would suggest Midnight Oaks. The scent of Midnight Oaks is a woody, earthy mix of vanilla and sandalwood, warmed with musk and a touch of patchouli for calming blends perfectly with salty oceanic accords and an undercurrent of amber and vanilla.
Gourmet Popcorn from Savannah Rae’s
Yes, here I go with the snacks again, but hear me out. With 150+ flavors to choose from, you are going to love taste testing the different options with your fiancé because there is a flavor for literally everyone. Oreo Cheesecake? Yes, please! Or maybe your more of a caramel sea salt or bacon and cheddar kind of person. And there’s always dill pickle popcorn…
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Beer from Service Brewing Co.
What better way to welcome your guests than with a locally crafted beer? People LOVE these beers and what’s even better is that brewery is veteran-owned and has helped raise thousands of dollars for local, regional and national organizations that assist veterans and first responders.
If you don’t have the time to put together your own wedding welcome bags or if you’d just prefer to let a pro handle it, Savannah Gift Box is the perfect solution. You can choose from pre-made welcome boxes or you can build your own box online choosing 10 or 20 items. Savannah Gift Box has carefully curated a fine selection of gifts that represent the style and history of Savannah. Some of the gifts they offer include Georgia Boy BBQ Run, Grits With Gratitude and peach cobbler jam.
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Some hotels will charge you up to $7 a bag to distribute them to your guests rooms so be sure to ask what their policy is. For more gift ideas, check out my post on Savannah Inspired Wedding Favors. Please leave a comment and share the awesome ideas you’ve come up with for your welcome bags!