With a destination mountain wedding one of the unique ways that you can thank your guests for travelling to celebrate with you is to have welcome bags filled with local goodies delivered to their rooms. It's a great way to introduce your guests to your destination and let them know that you appreciate their efforts to be with you on your wedding day. I love the idea of including made in the mountains treats for a destination wedding in the Canadian Rockies. I like including a postcard for guests to send home. You can also include a note card with a note of thanks and a schedule for the wedding week-end activities. We have a lot of great options for locally made treats made right here in the mountains that guests can enjoy in their hotel room and then use the bag to bring home souvenirs from their trip.

Here are a few of my favourite local Canadian Rockies goodies to include in your welcome bags:

My favourite custom welcome tote bags can be ordered from Wedding Chicks.

Protect guests from our dry Alberta climate with made in Canmore Rocky Mountain Soap Co. chapstick and travel sized soaps

Made in Canmore Le Chocolatier has lots of delicious and beautiful chocolate bars and you can have custom bars made

Made in Banff mini bottles of Vodka, Rye or Gin can be found at Park Distillery just be sure to check with your hotel about bringing in outside liquer guests may not be allowed to open them on the premises.

Exclusive tea blends from Banff Tea Co. include "Sweet Dreams of Banff" "Hair of the Dog Hangover Cure" & Travellers tea perfect for welcoming guests to their destination.

Known for their beer Grizzly Paw also offers made in Canmore sodas and custom bottle options as well.

Le Chocolatier makes Belgian chocolate in Canmore that tastes incredible. A perfect treat for your welcome wedding bags are the chocolate moose lollipops or custom label chocolate bars. I love their chocolate bars with mountain themed packaging and ingredients.

Banff Tea Co. has some amazing exclusive tea blends made in house that are sure to make your guests feel cozy.They have great options for packaging small amounts of tea perfect for a welcome bag. With teas like "Sweet Dreams of Banff" "Traveler's Tea" "Hair of the dog" "Cascade Shooting Star" you're sure to find something that will welcome your guests to the mountains.


Hello my name is Kirstie and I am a wedding photographer who specializes in photographing intimate weddings & elopements in Calgary, Banff, Canmore & Emerald Lake. I’ve been photographing mountain weddings since we moved to Banff in 2004. I lived in the mountains for 17 years before moving to Calgary in 2021. On days off you'll find me spending time with my husband Kevin and our 3 rescue dogs Mabel, Olive & Bandit.