Since nearly all of our wedding guests would be traveling a fair distance to spend our wedding weekend with us, we knew we wanted to really go all out on the welcome bags.
Our plan was to make them Kentucky centric because for many of the recipients this would be their first (and possibly only) trip to the great bluegrass state.
We were set on including a bottle of Ale 8 (Chris is a HUGE fan!) and some info about things to do in the Louisville area from the start. Ale 8 tastes somewhat similar to ginger ale and is only manufactured in Kentucky so we bought it in bulk there. Fortunately, the magazine and urban bourbon trail booklet we were able to include at no cost as our wedding planner was able to pick those up at a local visitor center.
For snacks, we decided that trail mix would fit our Derby venue theme. Then, we were exposed to the delicious cake dots by our caterer in our final meeting. With flavors like bourbon, funfetti, and dreamsicle, how could we possibly pass? So tasty!!
When I saw the door hangers on Etsy, they were just too cute (and inexpensive) to pass up. And, of course, no welcome bag is complete without a little note and some directions from the soon to be Mr. and Mrs.
Did you do a welcome bag for your out of town guests?