The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Gift Bags

Treat your guests to one of these stylish gift bags - we've got the whole wedding party covered


Presenting your guests, bridesmaids and groomsmen with a gift is a very thoughtful way of saying thank you for attending your special day. Make your present stretch that little bit further by popping it in a pretty gift bag that highlights the theme of your celebration. If you’re stuck for ideas on wedding gift bags, then read on for our guide to what to buy for who. From cute little bags for your wedding favours to personalised totes for your maids, there’s something for everyone here.

Gift Bags for the Bridesmaids

If you’re thinking of buying gifts for your bridesmaids to thank them for their support, then how about this pretty cotton tote bag from Andrea Fay’s? This pretty gift bag has a super sweet design and it can even be customised with their name – it’s a wedding memento they can keep forever!

Bridesmaid gift bag

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The pretty floral print on this dotcomgiftshop gift bag would be perfect for your maids. If your girls are wearing floral bridesmaid dresses or you’re having a vintage style day then even better, as these bags would give a further nod to the theme.

Floral gift bag

Eek we love a bit of sparkle at weddings, and these bridesmaid gift bags from Kelly Connor Designs are a gorgeously glitzy keepsake for your best girls. Whatever present you decide to put in the bag, your bridesmaids will be so chuffed.

Gold gift bags

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Bridesmaids of all ages will love these pretty wedding party tote bags from Snapdragon. The words can be personalised to have the name of your lucky bridesmaid or flower girl and there’s also a mother of the bride version too.

Bridal party gift bags

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Any pink loving maids will adore these pink and white stripe gift bags from The Wedding of My Dreams. If you want your wedding gift bags to be personal, then you could also attach the luggage tags and alphabet stickers for a shabby chic touch. 

Stripy wedding gift bags

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Gift Bags for the Favours

If you’re tying the knot at a glamorous wedding venue, your guests are sure to appreciate these gold print paper bags from Peach Blossom. They’re the perfect size for popping favours in, like chocolates or small gifts.

Glamorous gift bags

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How adorable are these cotton pouches from Wedding in a Teacup? The ‘bags of love’ motif is a very romantic sentiment for your wedding guests. These little gift bags would be perfect if you’re having a sweetie cart at your reception – then your guests can fill them with treats.

Vintage cotton gift bags

Sometimes, it’s all in the small details. These ‘thank you’ cotton favour bags from The Wedding of My Dreams would look lovely on your reception tables, especially perched on top of some pretty wedding napkins. The perfect way to say thank you to guests without uttering a word.

Cotton favour bags

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These paper wedding gift bags from The Wedding of My Dreams are a great choice if you have a large guest list. They’re small, thoughtful, they have a print that will appeal to everyone and they’re cost effective – sorted.

Star print paper gift bags

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If you’re looking to splash out a bit more on your guests, then these canvas tote bags from Wedding in a Teacup would be a lovely way to spread some cheer. They’re roomy enough to hold wedding favours and gifts, or you could simply present these bags to your guests as the actual favours.

Hip hip hooray gift bags

We love a bit of chevron print here at hitched, so of course we’re obsessing over these kraft goody bags from Wedding in a Teacup. These little favour gift bags look lovely on their own or you could personalise them with stickers or a wedding stamp.

Chevron paper gift bags

Gift Bags for Younger Guests

Younger wedding guests would adore this super cute Peter rabbit gift bag from Paperchase. Use it to present gifts to your page boy or flower girls to let them know that they’ve done a good job.

Peter Rabbit gift bag

Mini guests will be delighted with these personalised party gift bags from Tattybogle! If you’re buying wedding favours for the children or want to give them some cake to take away, then these printed bags would be ideal. We adore the daisy and campervan prints.

Children's gift bags

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These stripy gift bags from The Wedding of My Dreams could be filled with toys and games to keep little ones occupied at the reception. The eye catching stripes would fit right in with a celebration in the summer.

Stripy gift bags for children

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Young guests will feel super special when they receive these fairtrade cotton pouches. Emblazoned with a cute message, these gift bags will give the kids a memento of your day that they can cherish forever. Wedding in a Teacup also do lots of goodies and games that you could pop in the pouches as favours.

Wedding gift bags for kids

Gift Bags for Family Members

If you want to thank your family for all their support in planning the wedding, then it’s a nice gesture to treat them to a small present. These gold wedding gift bags from Kelly Connor Designs would be a present in themselves, but you could always add a bottle of wine to earn more points!

Check out our guide to mother of the groom outfits if she’s stuck for ideas on what to wear to your special day.

Mother of the bride gift bags

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These personalised wedding favour bags from Weasel and Stoat would make a wonderful gift for mums and aunties. The handwritten style font is so sophisticated and the floral print jazzes up the cotton bag. Customise the bag with your names and wedding date for even more of a personal touch.

Floral gift bags

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These ‘mother of the bride’ and ‘mother of the groom’ tote bags from Wedding in a Teacup are a colourful variation on the gold ones from Kelly Connor Designs. If you’re having a pastel colour scheme then these bags are a great way to highlight this. If you’re super organised, you could even co-ordinate the colour of the bags with their outfits!

Pastel wedding gift bags

Or how about this ‘to have & to hold’ tote bag? The wording means that the bag would be suitable for any family member and the swirly font is just so pretty. It’s the perfect size for a ‘thank you’ bottle of bubbly.

Canvas tote bag

Give a personalised touch to your wedding gift bags with these white ones from Yatris Home and Gift. The neutral colour means that they’re suitable for everyone and you can even customise the colour of the initials on the bag.

stylish gift bag

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Encourage your family to enjoy themselves at your wedding with these hand stamped gift bags from Rastall and Daughters. These cotton muslin bags come in packs of three and are a sweet gift for your nearest and dearest. As the bags are quite plain, you could surprise your family by popping an unusual wedding favour inside – such as a puzzle piece or a fortune cookie!

Wedding favour bags

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Gift Bags for the Usher and Groomsmen

Let’s face it, pulling off a great best man’s speech can be a pretty nerve wracking experience. Thank them for the effort they put in with a bottle of wine presented in this brilliant bottle bag from Kelly Connor Designs. And if their speech goes down like a lead balloon, you can just keep the wine to yourselves (just kidding!).

Wine bottle gift bag

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These hessian drawstring bags are a thoughtful yet fuss-free gift for the groomsmen. The material would fit right in if you’re having rustic décor. How about putting a cheeky miniature of their favourite tipple inside? The bags come plain but you can personalise them with the luggage tags and stamps from The Wedding of My Dreams.

Hessian favour bags

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Finally, if your budget is tight then you can’t go wrong with these brown paper gift bags for your groomsmen. If your wedding style is laidback and not focused on a particular colour scheme, then these gift bags would be ideal. The red ribbon and thank you message adds a stylish touch. 

Brown paper gift bags

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We understand that your budget can be stretched to the limit when planning a wedding, which is why we thought we’d share with you some amazing wedding favours for £1 or less!


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