How to Choose the Bag for You
There is such an abundance of gift bags for wedding guests that step number one is to decide which "look" you like the best. If you prefer the traditional wedding fare, consider a fabric or organza bag. More modern wedding planners might prefer holographic or shimmering cellophane bags. The size of your bag, of course, will be determined by the size and shape of the actual favors you have selected.
"Welcome" Sacks for Your Out-of-Towners
A great touch for out of town guests is to fill wedding gift bags with welcoming surprises. These gift bags can be placed in the hotel rooms to greet guests upon their arrival. You might include a map, area brochures, movie or dinner certificates, and even a bottle of wine and candles. Gift bags, themselves, could be anything from simple paper bags with handles and a touch of ribbon to elaborate velvet sacks.
Personalizing wedding gift bags adds a lovely touch. They can be individualized with guests' names or uniformly monogrammed with initials that celebrate the newly married couple. Following is a list of some of the popular types of wedding gift bags:
- Wine bottle bags
- Paper bags (brown, pastel, bold)
- Cellophane shimmer bags
- Cloth bags
- Fabric bags
- Handle bags (twist, rope, plastic)
- Fancy bags (satin, silk, velvet)
- Foil imprint bags (some suppliers offer more than 70 color choices)
- Holographic bags
Special Decorating Touches
Wedding charms can be added to gift bags to support a wedding theme or simply add a touch of elegance. With charms such as hearts, doves, flowers, butterflies, and champagne bottles any theme can be enjoyed.
If you want your wedding party gift bags to stand out, consider extra decorating such as lace or specialty ribbon, or purchase a whole separate set of bags for this select group of people. Elegant handbags are a popular gift choice for the bridal party, and they can be presented out of the bag (so to speak!). Bridal party members will love having party bags to use throughout the celebration and for many more special occasions to come.
Wedding gift bags add to the ambiance and spirit of the day. They are the vessels that carry your gesture of thanks to cherished family and friends. Whether they are ornate and traditional or modernized with whimsical touches, they help to reflect the joy of giving.