Wedding Welcome Book for Out of Town Guests

The biggest DIY project for our wedding was the OOT (out of town) booklets that went into the welcome bags for each guest.  This was truly a labor of love & detail!  Since almost all of our guests flew to Hawaii for our wedding, we wanted to make sure that everyone was informed about the event details of the weekend, transportation options, and other fun and helpful tips.

The book totaled 16 pages including a welcome letter, event timeline, map and addresses, transportation and accommodation information, a fun to do list (ie. drink a mai tai, shake your hula skirt) and a tutorial about furoshiki!

Did you make OOT booklets for your wedding guests?  What were your fun DIY projects for your wedding and parties?

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16 thoughts on “Wedding Welcome Book for Out of Town Guests

    • Thanks! Sadly because of that, my cooking has been lagging behind, but there’s so many summer recipes that I can’t wait to try out. I hope you’re having a fun trip – I’m enjoying all of your pics!

  1. Hello! I am a new reader and also having a wedding in Hawaii! I absolutely LOVE your welcome booklets. I was wondering if you’d be willing to share some of the information you had on yours? I’m just starting to put everything together…

    If not, no worries. Just wanted to ask. You did such a great job with them!!

    Karen
    kmak520@gmail.com

    • Congratulations!! When is the big date? Did you decide on the island/venue for your wedding? How exciting! I don’t mind sharing more about the book with you at all! In fact, I’ll do a post on it tomorrow for ya :) Let me know if there’s anything specific you’d like me to include!

      • Hello again! Our day isn’t till November but I feel like there is so much to do!! We are having our wedding at the Halekulani on Waikiki, so relatively close to where you had yours! So excited but I never realized how much needs to get done, especially with a destination wedding. Any advice?? =)

        Hope you had a great weekend!

      • Oh how exciting! Halekulani is such a great choice – I’m sure it’ll be an elegant and beautiful wedding! :) It’s true that a lot of things need to get done for a destination wedding, but it’s good to pick and choose what’s important to you! Also, if you haven’t hired a wedding planner, I fully suggest a day-of coordinator. And don’t let things overwhelm you! Feel open to delegate responsibilities to your friends and family. If you need any recs of vendors, please let me know! I worked with some really great people :)

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    • Hi! Sorry for some reason I missed seeing your comment until now! I hope it’s not too late, but I used Adobe Photoshop Elements. Any Photoshop or Ai would do! Before I bought Elements, I tried making it on Powerpoint. It was a lot more clumsy, but doable if you’re making something simple and willing to pull your hair out once in awhile!

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  4. Hello! Just wondering – how did you use Elements to create this book? I downloaded a trial of it and I can’t really find any features you used in your book – it seems like it is only a photo editor? Am I doing something wrong?

    • Hi! I’m so sorry for my late reply, and I hope it isn’t too late! I did use Elements to create the book, but since it was a few years ago, they could have changed some of the features. Which features did you have trouble duplicating?

  5. HI there. Your booklet is amazing! Did you print it yourself? Is it just regular paper folded in half? Or how is it binded? Thanks!

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