When you’re picking out the bag for your Welcome Bags, keep in mind that paper bags will get smashed during transport. Moving gift bags from one location to another is a lot of work and they will inevitably get banged up and bruised. Even if you personally carry them one-by-one, many times the hotel employees delivering the bags won’t have as much finesse.
Some great, non-smashable options that we’ve used in the past are: reuseable grocery bags, tied handkerchiefs or bandanas and mini beverage coolers. Not only will your gifts arrive to your guests in pristine condition, they’ll also be something they can use in the future as well. And, they can be just as affordable as paper ones!