Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wedding Welcome Bags (Complete with hangover kit)

My brother's wedding was this weekend and although it was only an hour away from home, most of the guests stayed at a hotel overnight. The hotel actually shared a parking lot with the reception hall, which was awesome for the guests. Everyone was able to just walk from the venue to the hotel after the wedding -- which is great because there was an open bar so no one had to worry about finding a designated driver.

Since so many guests were staying the night, my brother and his (now) wife made wedding welcome bags for everyone.

hangover kit

Their wedding welcome bags had something that I heard about through the grapevine and loved: hangover kits.

Personally, I don't drink alcohol. Ever. At all. So needing a hangover kit isn't something that I actually need, but it is pretty brilliant to include in a wedding welcome bag.

They included:
  • 2 bags of chips
  • 1 chocolate bar
  • 1 bottle of water
  • 1 Gatorade (which I hear is basically hangover repellent)
  • 2 packets of two-count Advil
And everything was packed in this bag that says, "Welcome to our wedding". I actually had my eye on those bags before I decided that we would use reusable tote bags, so I was super stoked about their choices.

BRIDAL BABBLE: What do you think about their wedding welcome bags and hangover kits?


  1. Really interesting idea. LIKE. I have a small suggestion, maybe next time instead of the chips and chocolate bar to put something healthier but interesting, like dry fruits maybe. Congratulations to your brother and his wife.

  2. Welcome bags are a personal favorite! They can totally set the mood of the event and it sounds like this wedding was a real good time.

  3. Great guest bag! How much did it ending up costing pp? and how many guests did they have to provide for?

  4. Great idea! Visiting from "Treasure Box Tuesday"!

  5. I love these! We did something similar for our wedding. Great for a batchelorette/hen party too! ;)

  6. Thanks for sll the good ideas. My son's wedding is next spring so cllecting ideas & wanted to have welcome bags.

  7. I did not know about the Gatorade and hangovers! I know I would appreciate a little bag of munchies and drinks in my hotel room.

    Aria H.

  8. I like the Guest Bag for helping with a hangover after a wedding. I know that a person is dehydrated so a lot of water is good. But I did not think of using Gatorade for a hangover. Good to know. I do not drink either. I gave it up years ago.