Are you looking for a way to thank out of town guests for going the extra mile for your wedding? Then consider creating a wedding welcome bag to greet traveling friends and family at their hotel check-in. A welcome bag of local goodies is a great way to make them feel more at home during their trip to Raleigh. We’ve compiled a list of the best local gifts for a Raleigh Wedding welcome bag. All you have to do is purchase, pack and prepare for lots of kudos!
What to Pack in a Raleigh Wedding Welcome Bag
Since Raleigh has no shortage of food, fun and festivities, options to pack in your wedding welcome bag are endless. Our list of local gifts includes some of the best area treats and treasures to help showcase all that Raleigh has to offer. As soon as your guests get a glimpse of their welcome bag, they’ll be glad they made the trip to Raleigh, NC!
Something to Sip
Red Oak Beer
North Carolina has the largest number of craft breweries in the South. Among these 200 breweries, is Red Oak Beer, based in Whitsett, NC. Most would agree that a bottle of Red Oak Beer would be the perfect way to unwind after a day of traveling.
Cheerwine soda is the perfect non-alcoholic alternative. The cherry-flavored soft drink has been produced in North Carolina for the last 100 years. It’s a local favorite that your out of town guests will be sure to love too!
The Videri Chocolate Factory is located in downtown Raleigh and produces some of the best chocolate in town. Gifting samples of their gourmet flavors are guaranteed to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.
Cookies, Cake Pops or Cupcakes
With so many amazing bakeries in the area, it would be a shame to not include something sweet from a local favorite. Consider including some cookies, cake pops or cupcakes in your Raleigh wedding welcome bag. A list of Raleigh bakeries can be found on our website here.
Bone Suckin’ Sauce
It may still be a debate, but anyone in Eastern, NC will tell you that no meat is complete without a vinegar based barbecue sauce. Bone Suckin’ Sauce is a top-rated, local barbecue sauce and something no one should leave Raleigh without!
If you’re guests have never been to Raleigh, a map of the city would be a helpful item to include. With a map of Raleigh, your guests will be able to navigate and easily explore The Capital City. Printable maps of both Downtown Raleigh and Wake County are available via visitraleigh.com.
Convert your guests into local sports fans by including memorabilia from your favorite team. Gifting a cup, koozie or mug of your favorite team is a great souvenir for your guest, as well as something they can use throughout their stay.
This pine cone scented candle would make a special keepsake from a trip to North Carolina. The scent is inspired by the official state tree, the pine tree, which your guests will see many of throughout their visit to Raleigh.
Now that you have a variety of gift ideas for your Raleigh wedding welcome bag, you can create the perfect present for your out of town guests to enjoy. And don’t forget to treat yourself to some of these items as well! After all, an excellent hostess and busy bride deserves to be rewarded as well!