Imagine you’re a destination wedding guest. You’ve put in a full travel day and, despite having made good use of the airline amenity bag, you arrive at the hotel feeling tired, puffy, and disheveled. But the moment you open the doors to your hotel room, everything shifts. You are greeted, first thing, by the most beautifully packaged welcome bag, filled with local treats and treasures, an illustrated map and itinerary. Your travel woes have been forgotten– suddenly you can’t wait to get changed into a cocktail dress and join the party. A welcome bag can do that; after all, “[t]he welcome bag sets the tone for the wedding! It’s literally the first experience your guest has to your wedding,” explains Dawn of DM Events & Design. Below, we’ve collected the best tips for curating the ultimate wedding welcome bag—and don’t miss the bottom section, where we design our dream bags for (almost) every destination!