Wedding welcome bags add a touch of personalization and are a great way to greet out-of-town guests. One of the most important parts is choosing the bag, tote, box or basket to hold the items in. Be wary of personalizing it too much with monograms and names; however, choose a design that goes with the wedding theme, such as a basket for a winery location or rustic theme.
Design something guests will want to use long after the wedding is over. Totes are perfect for beach days, the gym or buying groceries. Additionally, be sure to pick the best way for them to be delivered. Welcome bags could be handed out to guests as they arrive to their hotel or the bag could be waiting for them in their room. Once the presentation is decided on, fill the welcome bags with these Lehigh Valley-made items:
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What’s better than celebrating weddings than with something sweet? Josh Early Candies and Premise Maid are two local options to buy milk chocolates, dark chocolates, caramels, non-pareils and other delectable favorites. For other sugary options, try brands from Bethlehem’s Just Born, featuring Mike&Ike, Jelly Beans and Peeps.
Buying bottled water adds up for guests staying in a hotel, so having drinks in their welcome bags will be very much appreciated. Another idea is including a beloved wine made in the Valley. Check out all the wineries apart of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail here.
Perfect for make-up loving guests, the original beauty blender was created right here in the Lehigh Valley and revolutionized the beauty industry. Visit beautyblender’s Bethlehem location or find them in salons across the Valley, and read their story here.
With Crayola’s company headquarters and major manufacturing facilities located in Easton, Crayola products add fun and color to welcome bags. Choose the classic eight-pack box that started it all.
Don’t forget to include a wedding itinerary with important addresses and times for guests to know. Also include notes explaining why each item was selected for the welcome bag and thank them for attending the wedding. Hand-writing them adds a sincere touch.