Often brides that come to The Empire Room have out-of-town guests that may have never been to Texas before – if you’re one of these brides consider making a guest welcome bag. A Texas-themed welcome bag will help them feel more comfortable in an unfamiliar place.

The Tote and Design

When choosing what you put your welcome kit in, consider the many options available. From jute bags to brown paper bags – whatever feels Texas-themed to you. If you really want to play up the Texas-theme have your bags stamped with Howdy or do an iron-on canvas tote of the state of Texas.

The Goodies

When thinking about what to put in your welcome bag include things inspired by Texas like your favorite BBQ sauce, beer, or snack. Think about giving them some Texas-themed swag like a bobble-head of Big Tex or and issue of Texas Monthly. Also, consider including local maps, a card detailing your favorite things to do in the area.

The Details

In addition to Texas-themed snacks and trinkets have what your guests need to know at their fingertips with an itinerary that details locations, addresses, and times. If you are providing transportation, this is a great place to include shuttle pick-up and drop-off information as well. And last but certainly not least, a personalized welcome note to your guests.