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Wedding Must-Have: Welcome Bag

There’s no better way to greet your guests and kick off your festivities than with a fun welcome bag. From sweet personal touches to tasty snacks, a customized goodie bag sets the tone for your wedding weekend.

Welcome Bag

{Photo by  Nancy Cohn Photography}

When it comes to assembling the perfect welcome bag, we turned to an expert—luxury wedding planner Heather Lowenthal. A Breakers’ Blue Book creative partner and owner of Posh Parties & Paper, Heather says welcome bags are one of her favorite parts of wedding planning.

“Whether it’s a welcome to Palm Beach bag, or a bag filled with the bride and groom’s favorite goodies, the welcome bag is a great place to make it personal,” Heather shares.

Welcome Bag

{Photo by Kat Braman Photography}

Heather’s tips for the ideal welcome bag:

  • Weekend Itinerary  include all the pertinent information such as times, places, attire and transportation for each event, a link to the wedding website for additional references and, of course, the hashtag being used for the weekend
  • Something to Drink – water, lemonade or specialty soda—it’s also fun to add a personal touch and do a “his and hers” drink and name one “Bride’s Favorite” and the other “Groom’s Favorite”
  • Something Salty – pretzels, popcorn
  • Something Sweet – candy, cookies—a custom-designed treat is always a fun surprise
  • Something Healthy – granola bars, KIND Bars, trail mix, an orange
  • Something Chocolate – I like to do a Lindt Sea Salt bar, Hershey’s Kisses or M&M’S
  • Emergency Kit/Hangover Kit/Weekend Essential Kit – this usually includes Advil, Tylenol, Shout Wipes, Band-Aids, Pepto-Bismol/TUMS, Emergen-C and sunscreen

Other fun items to consider: custom map, custom cups, custom koozies, playing cards, baseball caps and a pashmina.

Design tip: I love to package the bags to match the wedding colors or a fun, vibrant Palm Beach theme!

Welcome Bag

{Photo by LuvRox Photography}

Here are a few of our favorite welcome bags from Breakers’ couples…

Wedding Must-Have: Welcome Bag

{Photo by PS Photography and Films}

Wedding Must-Have: Welcome Bag

{Photo by KT Merry Photography}

Wedding Must-Have: Welcome Bag

{Photo by Alain Martinez Photography}

Welcome Bag

{Photo by  Nancy Cohn Photography}

Welcome Bag

{Photo by KT Merry Photography}

Destination Wedding Must-Have: Welcome Bag
{Photo by KT Merry Photography}

Welcome Bag

{Photo by Jacqui Cole Photography}

Destination Wedding Must-Have: Welcome Bag

{Photo by Jose Villa Photography}

Welcome Bag

{Photo by  Nancy Cohn Photography}

 

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Monique K. Pope

Pinch me, please! Thank you to the fabulous Breakers’ team for making all of our wedding dreams come true! The whole weekend, from start to finish, was absolute perfection. We adore you and are so grateful to have hosted our fairytale wedding with you!!!! See you for our 1-Year Anniversary! Love, The Popes

PS – Our Welcome Bag looks so chic on here! XO, Monique & Shay Pope

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