DIY Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas

Holding a destination wedding? Are any of your guests flying in from out of town? Then these wedding welcome bags are exactly what they’ll need to get over their jet lag and get ready to celebrate your special day. These wedding favors are a great way to welcome your guests when they check in at the hotel and get them excited for the wedding festivities.

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Think “outside the bag,” so to speak

Start things off on a positive note with these welcome boxes personalized with square labels. A personalized note is a great way to thank your guests for coming and welcome them.

Print this design on 4″ square labels sold by the sheet (94100) or order custom-printed square labels.

When you order blank labels by the sheet or custom-printed labels, you can choose from a variety of materials and shapes. You can even request custom sizes for free!

Share his & hers favorites

Help your guests get back on their feet after a long flight with some of your favorite snacks. These His and Her snack boxes are a cute way to supply some treats while also giving guests a taste of the bride and groom’s personalities.

Print this design on 2-inch square labels sold by the package (22806) or by the sheet (94107).

You can also choose “Let Us Print for You” after customizing to have your labels custom printed.

Pair snacks into perfect couples

Add more snacks to the welcome basket with everyone’s favorite combo of sweet and salty treats. You can recreate this concept with our free templates, and you can mix and match caramels, pretzels, chocolates, and more.

Print this design on Avery 22807 glossy white labels, sold by the package. Or, buy 2″ round labels by the sheet (94501) to choose a different label material.

You can also choose “Let Us Print for You” after customizing your design to order custom-printed round labels.

Make DIY mint favors

Apart from snacks, travel necessities make for great welcome bags and wedding favors as well. Your guests will definitely appreciate the chance to freshen their breath after coming back from the airport. Lip balm, lotion, and sunscreen also make for fantastic self-care products that will improve their stay.

Print this design on 1-1/2″ square labels sold by the package (22805).

Alternatively, finish customizing your design, then choose “Let Us Print for You” to have your labels custom printed.

Help guests stay hydrated

It’s easy to forget just how important it is to stay properly hydrated. Unfortunately, we’re not able to survive on coffee and champagne alone. Our wraparound address labels are the perfect size for making your own custom water bottle labels that look professionally printed.

Pro Tip: Not sure if you need water-resistant or waterproof labels? Watch this quick video to learn the difference.

Print this design on water-resistant 7-17/20″ x 1-3/4″  wraparound labels (22838), sold by the package. Or buy waterproof labels in the same size if the water bottles will be submerged.

Of course, you can also click “Let Us Print for You” after customizing to order custom-printed water bottle labels.

Share the day’s itinerary

The last thing you’ll want on your big day is your phone buzzing with confused guests asking where they should be. Make sure your guests know the full schedule with this customizable wedding timeline template. Our design software makes it easy to tailor this beautiful design to fit your theme.

Print this design yourself on 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ postcards for inkjet printers (8387) or laser printers (5689).

Matching your labels (and other printable products) to the type of printer you have is very important. In fact, we actually wrote an entire article about it here.

You can also choose “Let Us Print for You” after customizing to order custom-printed postcards.

Add your own personal touch

The beauty of making these welcome bags yourself is that you can customize them to be precisely what you want. Our free printable designs are flexible, so you can adjust every detail to be just right. Change the colors, font, text, images, and more using our free software, Avery Design & Print Online (ADPO). ADPO makes it easy to design a wedding theme that is uniquely you.

What a short video that shows you how to add and edit images, shapes, colors, and backgrounds using ADPO.

What would you love to see in a wedding bag, if you were the guest? Share your thoughts in the comments. You can also find more inspiration on our Pinterest board for weddings and share your projects with us on Instagram using #averyproducts.

Author: Ryan Han

If you have a question about an Avery product, there’s a good chance Ryan will know the answer. Originally hired in 2014, Ryan worked for years answering calls, responding to chats and collecting review data before he was given the opportunity to be a copywriter. With almost a decade’s worth of Avery knowledge, he now writes copy for product pages, articles, emails and wherever else a little punching up is needed. With a BA in Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach, Ryan loves any chance he can get to tap into his more poetic side. Whether it’s a motivational quote on a planner cover or waxing lyrical about the near-mystical reflective properties of a new holographic label, Ryan has been a steadfast fan of Avery Products and Avery people. In his free time, Ryan loves to try out new skills and hobbies. He drew a webcomic for a few years, can build a computer, placed eighth once in a Tetris tournament and is trying to learn Spanish so that he can have conversations with his girlfriend’s madre.