Wedding Guest Hotel Welcome Bags…

As most of you know I got married a couple of weeks ago…yay!!!  It took a lot of planning, but in the end I could not have asked for a better day! This post will be the first of many that will show you some of the goodies and decor that we did for our guests and special day.  For those out of town guests, and we had several, we wanted to do a welcome bag that was truly Southern inspired.

We found these awesome canvas bags on Cafe Press and they were having a great sale!  We thought they definitely fit our rustic/vintage vibe :)  We were also incredibly impressed with the quality of them.

Wedding Guest Hotel Welcome Bags - We definitely wanted a vintage, Southern collection. Canvas bags with a vintage map of Georgia. Inside the bags: mimi Coke bottles, Jack Daniels minis, Nutty Bars, our favorite Nora Mill grits, Vintage Atlanta thank you postcard.

Wedding Guest Hotel Welcome Bags - We definitely wanted a vintage, Southern collection. Canvas bags with a vintage map of Georgia. Inside the bags: mimi Coke bottles, Jack Daniels minis, Nutty Bars, our favorite Nora Mill grits, Vintage Atlanta thank you postcard.

We couldn’t have a welcome bag without a good old fashioned bottle of Coca-Cola…and of course we had to provide some Jack so guests could make one of our favorite special bevs!

Wedding Guest Hotel Welcome Bags - We definitely wanted a vintage, Southern collection. Canvas bags with a vintage map of Georgia. Inside the bags: mimi Coke bottles, Jack Daniels minis, Nutty Bars, our favorite Nora Mill grits, Vintage Atlanta thank you postcard.

We have always loved Nora Mill Granary and were so excited to learn that they made smaller bags of their grits.  We really wanted to add something that was truly unique to Georgia and the “Georgia Ice Cream” (aka White Speckled Grits) were the perfect addition.

Wedding Guest Hotel Welcome Bags - We definitely wanted a vintage, Southern collection. Canvas bags with a vintage map of Georgia. Inside the bags: mimi Coke bottles, Jack Daniels minis, Nutty Bars, our favorite Nora Mill grits, Vintage Atlanta thank you postcard.

And we have such a sweet tooth, especially for chocolate and peanut butter, that we had to add Little Debbie Nutty Bars, which are also made in the South.

Wedding Guest Hotel Welcome Bags - We definitely wanted a vintage, Southern collection. Canvas bags with a vintage map of Georgia. Inside the bags: mimi Coke bottles, Jack Daniels minis, Nutty Bars, our favorite Nora Mill grits, Vintage Atlanta thank you postcard.

I don’t know about you, but we love Zazzle.  We have always had great luck on this site and we happened to come across these vintage looking postcards and thought they would be perfect!  We were also able to add a personalized note on them.

Wedding Guest Hotel Welcome Bags - We definitely wanted a vintage, Southern collection. Canvas bags with a vintage map of Georgia. Inside the bags: mimi Coke bottles, Jack Daniels minis, Nutty Bars, our favorite Nora Mill grits, Vintage Atlanta thank you postcard.

Wedding Guest Hotel Welcome Bags - We definitely wanted a vintage, Southern collection. Canvas bags with a vintage map of Georgia. Inside the bags: mimi Coke bottles, Jack Daniels minis, Nutty Bars, our favorite Nora Mill grits, Vintage Atlanta thank you postcard.

Wedding Guest Hotel Welcome Bags - We definitely wanted a vintage, Southern collection. Canvas bags with a vintage map of Georgia. Inside the bags: mimi Coke bottles, Jack Daniels minis, Nutty Bars, our favorite Nora Mill grits, Vintage Atlanta thank you postcard.

We think that the bags turned out great and were a nice little treat for our out of town guests.  Stay tuned for more wedding posts about the decor, that we can’t wait to share with you!

Comments

  1. says

    These bags are so cute! I love the way you incorporated so many Georgia touches, I know it made it extra special for your guests!

  2. says

    These are a great idea for out of town guests! Love the items you included. I know your guests felt very special receiving one of these.

  3. says

    Jennifer, I LOVE those bags as a great treat for your guests. How nice that they got to take home a little Georgia with them to remember your special day!!! Lisa

  4. says

    What a lovely welcome for your out-of-town guests and I love all the local touches! Now I am craving Nutty Bars. I hope this is the first of many wedding posts that you will be sharing :-) Congratulations Jennifer! Bwg ~~~

  5. Leanne says

    Hi there. Love what you did. Trying to find the georgia bag on cafepress but not having much luck. What did you search for if you don’t mind sharing?