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The days are counting down.  Holy smokes!  I cannot believe we are THIS CLOSE to the wedding.

I am not originally for Georgia and neither is Matt, so most of our families are scattered around the country.  Sadly, we are not expecting a big out of town turnout, but for those who are able to make the trip, I decided to created small hotel welcome bags to greet them when they arrive in their hotel room.

At first I was going to skip doing this because I did not want to spend more of my ever expanding budget, but my mom talked me back into it and we are going to keep them simple.  We are still working on what to fill our bags with, but here are a few ideas of how we are going to represent Georgia.

Small Coca Cola bottles.  Obviously with Coke starting in Atlanta, Cokes all around


A Georgia postcard.  Here I will most likely write a small note thanking them for coming and a suggestion or two of places to eat near by.


A bottle of locally brewed beer (for the legal aged ones of course).  I have not officially decided which beer to go with, but I have one that is ahead of the others.






A small bag of peanuts, to accompany the beer of course.


A peach.  We are the PEACH state after all.  (Plus in season, these are so cheap at the Farmer's Market)


We are also considering adding a few coupons from some of the local restaurants that are near the hotel.  It is still a work in progress and I am sure we will add a few substantial things, but I am excited to share this with family and friends.

Are you providing welcome bags for your guests? 

Have you ever received a bag as a guest at a wedding?  What was your favorite part?

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I'm Heather, a 28 year old Tradeshow Account Executive living in Atlanta, GA. Matt and I have been together 8 years and plan to be married May 25, 2013 at our rustic wedding in Atlanta.

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  • Krisstin

    Welcome bags are the best! Such a great gift for your guests.

  • Your welcome bags sound fun, and if your own of town guest list is small, then it shouldn’t make too hard a dent in your budget!

    Our guests aren’t all staying the same hotel, so we’re still trying to see what to do about welcome bags/baskets, but will probably make something fun & carnival themed… kind of tough though, without seeming like a goody bag from a kids birthday party!

    1 more month until our respective weddings!

  • Gail Green

    This was an extremely clever and thoughtful idea! I’m sure your guests will love the welcome bags!

  • Sarah LaRaine

    We are traveling from California to meet our around-the-world family and friends in Las Vegas. Together with my Mom, we will also make welcome bags for our guests.

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