Hello and welcome to our Wedding Wednesdays Q&A! This is our weekly get together where we chat about your wedding planning questions and give you the advice you need to move forward. This week’s question is about welcome gifts.
Q: We’re in the final stages of our wedding planning and we heard that we’re supposed to give welcome gifts for the people coming out of town. Do you think this is necessary?
The short answer is no, it’s not necessary. But, the longer answer is that although it’s not required, it is a really nice thing to do. Let me explain.
Your wedding is about you and your love, but it’s also about taking care of your wedding guests. For the guests who are spending money to travel and be with you at your wedding, it is a really nice gesture. It shows them you care about them and are really appreciative of them coming from afar. As a guest, it’s always fun to get a gift, but it can also be a great way to get insider information on a location that they may not have been to before or aren’t super familiar with. For
For destination weddings, in particular, I think welcome gifts are really a must. It not only shows how much you care but can help guests to acclimate to the new location and make their lives and their experience just a little bit easier. You want the wedding to be fun and easy, so providing a gift bag that helps with that experience will only make your guests happy. And happy guests make you happy too.
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