Advice & Planning

How to Create the Ultimate Dallas Welcome Bag

The welcome bag is a wedding tradition we love. On a weekend when you’re likely too busy to personally greet every guest as they check into their accommodations, this simple gesture—typically distributed by hotel staff at check-in—offers a warm reception to the loved ones who’ve traveled from near and far to celebrate your special day. And when stocked right, it can give out-of-towners a taste for the local flavor. Show your guests some Dallas love with these local essentials, sure to start your wedding weekend off right.

Something Salty
Give your guests something to snack on with a gluten-free twist on classic trail mix from Unrefined Bakery. A shop signature, The Mix is sure to fix their cravings!

Something Sweet
Local chocolatier Kate Weiser Chocolate offers hand-painted confections for a gift that’s as beautiful as it is delicious.

Soy Ambiance
Dallas-based maker The Modern Romantic handcrafts all-natural candles with transportive scents. We’re partial to the salvaged teakwood blend, which combines Indonesian teak, amber, acacia, and sandalwood to make your guests feel like they’re on a tropical island.

The All-Natural Healer
This Salve Stick from White Rock Soap Gallery is perfect if you plan to have an outdoor wedding. This product is all-natural and works great for mosquito bites, bruises, eczema, and more.

A Cozy Slumber
Your guests will get a good night’s sleep in preparation for your party with this Slip Silk Pure Silk sleeping mask from Stanley Korshak.

 

Reading Material
Our sister publication D Magazine has your out-of-town guests covered with the best ways to fill their itinerary. Throw the latest copy in your welcome bags so guests can catch up on the coolest local events and best new restaurants to try.

Get Brewing
Help your guests start their mornings off right with local favorite Oak Cliff Coffee. Roasted right here in Dallas, it not only tastes great but is ethically sourced, too.


Add Some Flair
Add a personal touch to your welcome bags with gift tags from Dallas-based Paper Affair. The shop’s talented team can work with you to customize a set with your own message and artwork.

 

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