Winter Welcome Bags

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Arriving to a hotel in an unfamiliar city can be exhausting, especially on gloomy winter days. Brighten up your guests’ stay with a cheerful winter welcome bag! With a few winter-specific tweaks, your guests will feel ready to conquer the city!


Use your welcome letter to include your favorite boutiques, restaurants, bars, nearby sites, museums and the closest drugstore to the hotel. Also include the crucial information such as the time of your ceremony and reception and the location of your Chicago wedding venue. On brisk winter days, your guests will not want to venture out unless they know where they’re going – throw in a small map with your favorite locations so they can learn to love the city as much as you do!



Grab these winter items for your winter welcome basket!


A timeline of events

Mints or gum

Water bottles

Have fun with your water bottles! Easily personalize them with sticker prints.



Inexpensive gloves



Rosemary chips

Bread & jam/marmalade…include spreader as a favor…and a tag that reads “spread the love”


Hot cocoa mix (Don’t forget the marshmallows!)



Lip balm

Homemade hand scrub

Mini hand lotions


Any mix of these cozy gifts is sure to put a layer of comfort between your Chicago wedding guests and the frigid winter air!