July 26, 2016
Today we’re talking about how to welcome your loved ones into your wedding weekend with creative style! I personally had a destination wedding and since my guests were making such an effort to be with us to celebrate, I wanted something extra special waiting for them at their hotel. I included custom coffee bags, custom tea bags, a bit of candy, water bottles and some information about the island they were staying on. Two days before our wedding my maid of honor and I actually went to 9 different hotels dropping off these little packages and we could tell that the hoteliers were touched by the sentiment and were looking forward to surprising our guests with them. Some received them upon check-in and some were waiting for them in their rooms… and I’m not exaggerating when I say that every single guest mentioned how sweet they were. Mind you, this was 10 years ago before Pinterest and wedding blogs, so maybe they had never seen a hotel welcome gift before, but none the less it made me happy to make them feel special. If you’re feeling like you want to do something special for out of town guests, guests that will be staying over, maybe just your bridal party or your entire guest list – I’ve created a simple formula that will make building your unique gift a total cinch!
What To Include:
- Drinks (water, soda, wine, champagne, lemonade, ice tea)
- Hot Beverages (Keurig K-Cup® Pods make a great addition since most hotels now have Keurig® brewers in each of their rooms or in the lobby!)
- Sweet Snack (chocolate, cookie, dessert, candy)
- Salty Snack (chips, crackers, cheese, beef jerky)
- Local Item (include something special from the locale of your wedding!)
- Usable Item (candle, soap, lip balm, sunscreen, bug spray)
- Info + Maps (location, tourist and wedding information)
I’ve heard many brides say that building hotel welcome gifts can feel overwhelming and/or too expensive – but they don’t have to be. My #1 tip is to shop in bulk if you’re making a lot and don’t include items that you can’t buy in bulk. Between Costco, Etsy, Keurig and Amazon – you’ll be covered.
Beach Welcome Gift
You all know that I have a love affair with the beach, so of course I had to make a beach themed hotel welcome gift! Here I’ve included:
See how easy that was to break down by theme + items!
Personalize Your Favorite Brew
The past 4 out of 5 hotels I’ve stayed in this year have all had single serve Keurig® brewers… and I wish I would have known because I would have brought my favorite brew with me! As the bride and groom, when you’re recommending hotels for your guests to stay in, if they have Keurig® brewers – you absolutely must include your favorite K-Cup® pods in your welcome gift! Keurig brewers offer endless possibilities for quality coffee, tea, hot cocoa and more, just the way you like it, at the touch of a button. For instance, there are more than 50 distinct varieties of Green Mountain Coffee® beverages, each infused with the top 10% of coffee beans in the world!
Take the personalization a step further (which you know I love) and include his + hers favorite brews – use a Sharpie to mark whose is whose. Your guests will absolutely love it!
Modern Welcome Gift
In thinking of all you modern couples out there who like simple things that look clean + classic, I went the wine route with this idea:
***In all these boxes I repackaged bulk supplies into smaller servings and made my own labels… which I highly recommend!
Boho Welcome Gift
Organic, bohemian weddings are a huge trend right now and so of course I had to embrace that style too!
I hope that you’ve been inspired to take your hotel welcome gift to the next level and really make it personal!
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Compensation for this post was provided by Keurig Green Mountain® for Aisle Society. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Keurig Green Mountain®.
If you love our hotel welcome gift inspiration, you can follow along with this unique sponsored story in the coming weeks on these other fabulous Aisle Society blogs: visit Fab You Bliss to see a super creative proposal, a darling tea + coffee Bridal Shower on Chic Vintage Brides, stop by Burnett’s Boards for an adorable reception coffee bar towards the end of August, and some sweet honeymoon inspiration on Knotsvilla in the middle of September!
Photography + Styling: Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise