Destination weddings make up a very large portion of all weddings nationwide, so it only makes sense to have wedding favors that reflect that type of occasion. While its fine and dandy to have normal types of favors at the reception hall on the tables, having something that is thoughtful and useful for your guests that have traveled a great distance to be with you on your big day is a very courteous notion. Depending on the type of wedding you are having and where it will be geographically, you can use a combination of common sense and budget room to determine what you want to do. However, regardless of where you are having your destination wedding, there are some common travel gift ideas that all guests can appreciate which I have outlined below.
Coffee or Tea
While not everyone might jump to the conclusion that a gourmet coffee or fine tea would make a good wedding for, nothing is more relaxing after a stint of traveling than a nice cup of your favorite beverage. Since having a destination wedding almost always means your guests are going to be put up in a hotel room for a few days, having some good tasting coffee and tea for the morning instead of the freeze dried pouches that they usually leave in the room can be a real treat and ensure that your guests are in a good mood on the morning of your ceremony.
If you’re thinking of something a bit more elaborate for your guests, you may want to give them full gift bags when they arrive. If you decide to go this route, you will want to focus on things that your guests may need or might have forgotten such as sunscreen or body lotion; though the specifics can vary depending on where your destination wedding is taking place. You will also want to include something fun like bubble bath, long wedding sparklers, or scented candles to give them a luxurious feel to their stay. Whatever you choose to put into your gift bags, just try to keep it relevant to your location and the needs of your guests and they are sure to love and appreciate the effort.
For a personalized touch, you can give your guests some premium personalized towels. While something as luxurious and expensive as premium towels with a personalized embroidered message for each guest isn’t possible for large weddings with hundreds of guests, most destination weddings are much more intimate and are reserved for only your closest friends and family members. Your guests will love the soft feel of their very own towel instead of a hotel towel, and the big benefit is that they can continue to use the gift for years to come at home.