When planning a destination wedding it is really important to make sure your guests know where to go and what to do when they arrive. As Lake Tahoe wedding planners, we are very accustomed to guiding our client's guests around this beautiful destination. The best way to do so is with a pretty little gift bag! During the week prior to our client's weddings, our studio is often full of treats, welcome letters, champagne bottles, and totes for the guests. After assembling each bag, we deliver them to the appropriate hotels and vacation rentals. When the guests arrive, they are greeted with a welcome letter from the couple, an itinerary of the wedding festivities, and a few treats to make their stay more enjoyable! This past weekend, we had a winter wedding in Truckee and created the welcome bags pictured below! They were complete with a hand sewn tote by the mother of the groom, trail mix, a mini champagne bottle, and hot chocolate to keep everyone warm!
~Things to include in a welcome bag~
Welcome Letter Thank your guests for traveling to your wedding and greet them with a little note from you and your future hubby! If you are providing transportation to the wedding, include shuttle times to and from their hotel or vacation rental.
Activities Card This essential little card should provide all the crucial information for making the most of the wedding weekend. Include all of your favorite restaurants and activities to do while in town. You could also include places to go for a little pampering or a last minute mani-pedi!
Treats Who doesn't love champagne and chocolate?! Or H2O and sunscreen to help with Tahoe's intense summer sun? Give your guests the essentials for making sure they have the best time possible; they'll love you for it and you'll know you've provided everything they need to make it the best wedding they've ever been to - win-win! A few treat ideas include: cookies from a local bakery, cheese and crackers, or even a momento from a local well known shop (tahoe house has some yummy marinades and salad dressings)! Since most of your guests will not be used to the elevation, we highly recommend adding a water bottle or even a re-usable water bottle with your motif on it!