Fill it Friday ~ Welcome Gifts

Huh, fill it Friday?

Interesting.. what exactly are we filling?

Welcome Bags for your wedding guests!!

As a destination wedding planner, I find that 95% or more of my clients are overwhelmed by just that, what can we fill our Welcome Bag with.

The first thing I advise, determine your budget for guest welcome gifts.

That way you can decide how to maximize your budget to increase the wow factor while being mindful of your budget.

Budget determined have at it.. there are so many fun things you can add whatever your budget.

10 Ideas for your Welcome Gifts

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For Richer or Poorer


Put a playful spin on your wedding favors by giving out $1 scratch-off lottery tickets to each of your guests who are 21 years of age and older. Add a witty label that reads For Richer & For Poorer, and don’t forget to personalize your labels by including the names of you and your spouse-to-be. Not only is this a clever idea that plays on the wording of traditional wedding vows, but it’s also an affordable wedding favor that your guests are going to love.




  1. Get your final headcount for guests who are over 21 years or older, and purchase your lottery tickets. Prepare a paper favor bag for each guest by attaching your personalized label to the front. Insert however many scratch-off lotto tickets you’d like, and seal shut with your custom label envelope seal.


  • Use in Welcome Gift Bags or
  • Place on a favor display table or at each place setting for you reception.



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DIY Beach Bag, Great Welcome Gift for Destination Wedding

Green DIY Destination Wedding Project, Dazzle your guests with welcome bags .. handmade by you using recyled plastic shopping bags.  Guests will be amazed not only by your craft skills but will be equally impressed by your ability to turn .. well enviormentally unfriendly material into a bag they will cherish always.

Wonder if this project will effect your shopping habits.. where oh where to find store bags… hmmm .. tip for struggling retail stores.. think color.. when ordering bags.

Great project to take along with you to the beach now to create on the long lazy days of summer and relish in your guests enjoyment when they are welcomed to your destination wedding with these groovy upcycled bags!

Be Inspired!  Have fun!

Directions for the bags can be found:

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