What better way to give your guests a heartfelt welcome than to surprise them with a personalised ‘Welcome Pack’. I love welcome packs, they can be fun to put together and really shows your guests that you are ‘so pleased’ they could make it to your big day, especially as some may have travelled half way across the world to celebrate with you.
The contents don’t need to be expensive or elaborate but can reflect your personality and really show you appreciate their efforts.
Firstly you will want to choose what to put all the lovely goodies in. This could be rustic hessian bags, personalised totes, small hampers or boxes. Make it personal, guests love to know that you have taken the time to think about how important their presence is and by including this in your own words it will go a long way. Include an itinerary for their time with you, rehearsal dinners, pre-wedding activities, the day itself, the morning after brunch etc).
Enclose directions and transport details of how to get around the local area and highlight some of the key places, such as the ceremony and reception venue, along with some of your favourite places to visit. Include something for their sweet tooth. Some options include cookies, chocolate, posh popcorn or retro sweets.
Include some handmade local soap, candles or lotion especially if you can find a supplier local to the wedding for that authentic English touch. I especially love the purely local soap from the Maldon Soap company which is wrapped in a map of the area.
There’s a chance your guests might be suffering a little the morning after. Show you care by presenting a hangover kit. You could include bottled water, headache tablets , eye drops and mints. I love these personalised Muslin bags you can fill from Etsy.
And what about a sign for the door? So no one comes knocking too early.
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