12 Creative Welcome Bags For Guests

Greet your out-of-town guests with the ultimate welcome–a bag or basket filled to the brim with a few of your favorite things! Here are 12 creative and inspiring welcome bags that are not only a fabulous way to kick off the wedding festivities but will also leave a lasting impression on your guests–well after the weekend is over!

Will you be giving a gift to welcome guests to your wedding?

Breakfast Ideas For Welcome Basket

Brighten up your guests’ morning with a delicious homemade breakfast! Share your favorite coffee blend along with a loaf of banana bread and honey butter–get the recipe here–for a simple yet charming presentation your guests will adore!

Photo: Jenny Steffens

Welcome Basket For Hotel Guests

Spoil your guests with a welcome basket overflowing with everyday essentials and just-for-fun items that will leave them feeling pampered!

Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings

Beach Welcome Bag

Planning a destination wedding? Get your guests beach-ready with a bag overflowing with warm-weather necessities–beach towels, sunscreen, sunglasses and a local’s guide to help them navigate the area. A bonus? The bag can be used as a carry-on for all the fun souvenirs they’ll be bringing back from their mini vacation!

Photo: Allan Zepeda

Winter Welcome Basket Ideas

Your guests will feel warm and cozy when they receive this winter-inspired welcome gift! Grab a cashmere throw, hot cocoa and a good read to create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere inside your guests’ hotel room.

Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings


Surprise friends and family with a beautifully presented basket filled with gourmet goodies!

Photo: Erin Hearts Court

Picnic Welcome Basket

A picnic basket packed with treats is an exciting way to welcome guests to a backyard bash or a down-on-the-farm affair!

Photo: Jonathan Canlas

Out of Town Guest Bag

Brides are always looking for new ways to incorporate their wedding colors into the big day and we think using your wedding palette as a theme for a welcome bag is the perfect place to start!

Photo: Beaux Arts Photographie

Elegant Welcome Basket

A chic and sophisticated way to officially kick off the wedding weekend is with a basket filled with food, wine and fun! Try adding a bouquet of fresh blooms for an added romantic touch!

Photo: Braedon Flynn

Hometown Welcome Basket

We love the idea of the bride and groom sharing a few of their favorite hometown items with their wedding guests! Choose locally made or grown treats for a truly authentic welcome experience!

Photo: Aaron Delesie

Out of Town Gift Basket

Whether planning a wedding in your backyard or thousands of miles away, a basket filled with unique gifts that are specific to the wedding location is a warm way to welcome guests to the area!

Photo: Corbin Gurkin Photography

Watercolor Welcome Bag

This watercolor bag by Momental Designs is an art-lover’s dream! This idea is a creative way to welcome guests to a modern museum affair or a spring-inspired fete!

Photo: Jillian McGrath


A simple but sweet box of tempting treats is one of our favorite ways to thank guests and welcome them to the weekend ahead!

Photo: Gayle Brooker Photography