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Personalized wedding welcome bags can mean lots of different things. Is everything in the bag in a custom package? Are the bag contents personalized for your wedding or a pre-designed package with just custom packaging on the outside? There are many different ways to create incredible personalized wedding welcome bags depending on the impact you want to make and your price point.

Personalized packaging with pre-designed contents

The first option for personalized wedding welcome bags is a bag that has a pre-designed combination of contents with a personalized sticker, itinerary and tissue paper. These bags are great for brides and grooms who don’t want to spend as much on their wedding welcome bags and don’t have the time to go through the design process of personalizing the contents. You save money by not having to pay for extra units of snacks or packaging that you don’t use. So if you only need 30 bags and they come in sets of 100, you only have to pay for the 30 that you use. While a personalized sticker and itinerary as well as personalized tissue customizes the bags to your wedding, you get to save money and time by choosing a pre-designed mix of contents.

Personalized packaging with personalized contents

Personalized wedding welcome bags can go to the next level with a bag that has both personalized packaging and a custom mix of contents. This option is great for brides and grooms who want to be more involved in the process of creating their wedding welcome bags and to find a personalized combination of contents that reflects them as a couple. You can pick different snacks and mementos from the places you have lived or things you love. Then put it all together in a bag or box to match your wedding colors and theme. This is generally the most popular method for personalized wedding welcome bags as it creates a totally custom bag but doesn’t cost as much in terms of both time and money to design.

Personalized packaging with personalized contents of the same colors

Some couples take their personalized wedding welcome bags one step further and pick contents that all follow the same color scheme. This is a great way to personalize your wedding welcome bags even more but still avoid spending time and money on individual packaging for each item in the bags. If your colors are green and white, for example, you can pick white or neutral packaging and then choose all items to go inside that have green packaging. This method of personalizing wedding welcome bags can take a lot more time in order to find contents that all match the color scheme but often end up being some of my favorite designs.

Personalized packaging with personalized content packaging

The most over the top way to create personalized wedding welcome bags is to personalize every aspect of the bags. This fourth option for creating wedding welcome bags is the most time consuming and expensive but also creates an amazing impression on your guests. There are two ways to go about personalizing the packaging for the contents of your wedding welcome bags. You can design packaging that all has your names or monogram on it or you can create a theme for your bag as a whole. I am a firm believer in creating a theme for welcome bags of any kind whether it be an overall idea like “Breakfast in Bed” or just a general color scheme. When you design packaging with a theme you don’t need to put your names on everything but instead can create packaging that all reflects an idea like wrappers and bags with old French café labels. Personalized wedding welcome bags that have custom packaging for the contents as well as the gift packaging are the best way to really blow your guests away and create a welcome bag that reflects your wedding style completely.


Personalized wedding welcome bags can be anything from a custom sticker on a pre-designed bag to an antique French basket with personalized bakery bags. And different kinds of personalized wedding welcome bags are right for different kinds of weddings. When deciding which kind of welcome bags you want to create, either on your own or through a wedding welcome bag company, it’s important to decide how much you want to spend in terms of time and money and what kind of impact you want them to have on your guests. At the end of the day, any of these options can create amazing personalized wedding welcome bags that your guests will love but you need to pick an idea and stick to it because there is nothing worse than a great idea that is poorly executed.

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