Santa Barbara Wedding Welcome Gift Tips

If you’re landing here, you are probably knee-deep in wedding planning. As anyone who has been through it knows, that is no small feat. Outside of the I dos and Pinterest searches, there are about 1 million small details to remember. 

Why are wedding welcome gifts so important? They give a glimpse into the festivities to come, mark the occasion, and make your guests feel appreciated. Especially meaningful for destination weddings, they are a simple and sophisticated touch that makes everyone from the wedding party to the plus ones feel important!

We’ve pulled together a round up of helpful wedding welcome gift tips to keep in mind as you’re planning. These guest favors can be in the form of thank you gifts, welcome gifts, or even a simple souvenir to make your big day memorable for everyone. 

1. Put yourself in your guests’ shoes

Is there anything you can include in your wedding welcome gifts that would make guests feel more comfortable? Possibly a water bottle or two, or even towelettes to freshen their hands if your reception is in a remote area? Little touches, that are also useful, will go the extra mile to make your guests feel right at home. 

Have guests visiting from afar for your big day? Make their trip feel just as special as your wedding day! A meaningful and affordable custom item we recommend is A Pocket History of Santa Barbara - a charming booklet that highlights the history of Santa Barbara. This is the perfect mini booklet for guests to read as they're waiting for the ceremony to begin, or even ponder over the next day to find inspiration for landmarks to visit during their stay!

A Pocket History of Santa Barbara and Welcome Santa Barbara Skyline Petite Gift Tote

Looking for a pre-made wedding welcome gift that includes A Pocket History of Santa Barbara? Our Welcome Santa Barbara Skyline Petite Gift Tote is the perfect addition to your celebration.

2. Don’t forget special family members!

Parents, grandparents, and close friends may have played a big role in the planning of your wedding - and should be celebrated accordingly! Getting something special for your parents, your partner's parents, or maybe even the bride's best friend (who, let's be real, basically helped plan the entire wedding) shows just how much you appreciate them. We recommend a Santa Barbara reusable tote they can take home as a memento, filled with local snacks they can munch on all weekend! 

Abundant santa barbara tote and Santa Barbara snacks and treats tote

Our Santa Barbara Snacks & Treats Tote Bag is filled with best-selling Santa Barbara snacks! Our Abundant Santa Barbara Tote includes a stunning Santa Barbara coordinates tote that can be reused for years to come, and will always remind them of this special moment.

3. Make the wedding party feel super special

Treat your bridesmaids and groomsmen with custom Santa Barbara Map Wine Tumblers and Santa Barbara Map Flasks to keep as a memento of your big day. Or better yet, use on your big day!

Santa Barbara map wine tumbler and flask


4. Make it personal!

Your wedding guests are there to celebrate YOU, so reflect this in your welcome gifts! Adding personal touches such as custom stationery or something that represents both of you as a couple will bring a smile to your guests' faces. We offer the option of creating your own custom gifts so you can handpick the exact items that will wow your guests!  Fresh & thoughtful welcome tote flat lay

Ready to turn this gift into a reality? Get started here.

Check out our Wedding Welcome Gift Collection and create a thank you present that is fully custom, or snag something pre-designed and curated. Our volume gifting team can help assist in every step of the process to take one more thing off of your plate, for no additional charge!

Email our volume gifting team at  with your wedding date to get started.

Whether you’re local to Santa Barbara or you’d like to design a box featuring a piece of California, don’t worry, we've got you covered! 

Bride & groom holding hands