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10 Items to Include in Welcome Bags

February 28, 2020 | Posted in Weddings

Make your guests smile by including these 10 items in your welcome bags!

Your guests traveled near and far to celebrate your wedding day. Show your appreciation for their support and travels with guest welcome bags! Not sure what to include? We got you covered with 10 inexpensive useful items to include in your welcome bags. From emergency supplies to hangover survivor kits, your guests are sure to enjoy these unique goodie bags after a night of celebrations! Let’s get started.

  1. Water Bottle. This is a MUST HAVE item for your welcome bags. It is a good idea to include one water bottle for each guest staying in the hotel room. Guests can enjoy the water before the ceremony and after the night out! Looking to get creative? Add a custom label or splurge for custom water bottles from retailers like Custom Ink.   reusable silver water bottle
  2. “Emergency kits” which include Band-Aids, stain removers, toothpaste, mouthwash, toothbrush and mini sewing kits. It is always a good idea to be prepared as guests may have forgotten some essentials on their travels. Stain removers such as Tide To Go make a great addition that guests can slip into their purse or pockets.sewing kit
  3. $5 Gift card for coffee the next morning! Look for a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts near by and treat your guests to a small gift card  OR you can place nice tea bags or premium instant coffee options for guests to use on the go! Complimentary coffee is available in the lobby at the Ramada Toms River, home to the Versailles Ballroom. woman enjoying a coffee at coffee shop
  4. Hangover “Cures” including Advil, Bloody Mary mix, or Alka-Seltzer. After a night of partying, your guests will thank you. female experiencing a hangover
  5.  Mints, gum, or Altoids! This is an easy item to add to the goodie bag for guests to enjoy after feasting at your wedding!male chewing gum
  6.  Itinerary of events! Include transportation information, post-wedding brunch information, local things to do in the area, and more. By including local fun spots, guests can a weekend out of your wedding! With the Jersey Shore close by, guests will find a variety of activities, restaurants, and of course the beach to venture to!jersey shore
  7. Something Sweet! Chocolate, candy, etc for guests with a sweet tooth!Assorted variety of sour candies includes extreme sour soft fruit chews, keys, tart candy belts and straws
  8. Something Salty! Kale chips, popcorn, etc for guests who prefer salty!Salty snacks. Pretzels, chips, crackers
  9. Mini Bottles of Alcohol for your guests aged 21 +. Assortment of mini bottles of alcohol
  10. A Handwritten Note! Last but definitely not least is a handwritten note from the bride and groom. Guests may be traveling from near and far and purchasing accommodations. Show your appreciation with a nice note!

Hand writing thank you note

We hope you find this list of 10 items to include in welcome bags useful as you create your wedding guest goodie bags. We understand that a lot goes into planning a wedding, and we want to help you with each detail along the way. Our staff here at Versailles Ballroom, is ready to distributing them at check in or place them in the hotel rooms. Just gather this simple list, drop off your guest welcome bags, and let us take care of the rest!


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