A great way to kick off your Chicago wedding weekend is to welcome your guests with a complete Chicago welcome bag upon the arrival to their Chicago Hotel! Welcome bags are a fun way to showcase some favorite Chicago items, things to see and do, along with an itinerary for your Chicago wedding weekend.
Here are some fun ideas to include in your Chicago wedding welcome bags…
We are obsessing over is beautiful graphic of the Chicago cityscape! We may be a bit biased, but there is no view quite as spectacular. This graphic is the perfect addition to inform and entertain guests, “How well do you know Chicago?” This can even be the front of welcome letter and if you want to save money this is a perfect DIY craft.
- A welcome letter is a great way to thank your guests for traveling near and far to help celebrate your big day. Some guests may not bring the wedding invitation from home and giving them a weekend itinerary will help them stay on track for all the wedding weekend festivities. Adding some of your favorite Chicago restuarants, bars and Chicago attractions, can help guests plan what they want to do surrounding your wedding. Wedding welcome letters can be made from your stationer or even at home! If you want to be creative, this is a fun project to do!
- If you are using a Chicago wedding planner, be sure to add their contact number, in case of an emergency! This will put you and your guests at ease knowing that your Chicago wedding planner is taking care of anything and everything!
- Including a Chicago visitors guide is a great item to have if your guests are looking for fun things to do surrounding your Chicago wedding. This guide describes different events going on in Chicago along with great Chicago restaurants, fun places to shop and all the beautiful sites that Chicago has to offer!
- Having Chicago snacks can put a nice touch on your Chicago wedding! Some great Chicago treats can include…Frango Mints, Jay’s Potato Chips, Garretts Popcorn, and Cracker Jacks, which are just to name a few. Not only are snacks a great idea, but having some bottled water or even some craft beer like Goose Island!
MAKE NOTE: one thing to check before making your Chicago wedding welcome bags, is with your Chicago hotels. Some hotels may charge a fee to hand out welcome bags or to deliver them to each guest room. Also, hotels may not allow you to hand out at the front desk and only deliver to your guests rooms. Each hotel has different restrictions, so it is best to contact your Chicago hotels.
Chicago welcome bags are not only a great welcome for your guests, they are also a wonderful way to start your Chicago wedding weekend!
Chicago Wedding Photographer: Robyn Rachel Photography