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5 great Welcome Party ideas for your Destination Wedding

Posted by: Vanessa Martínez
10 Feb
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5 great Welcome Party ideas for your Destination Wedding

Giving your guests a warm welcome to your destination wedding is a great token of appreciation for their time and planning invested to make it to your big day. For this reason, Welcome Parties are a good idea as they open the opportunity for everyone to get to know each other and create a more intimate atmosphere prior to the wedding day. Remember it can be as simple as you desire, but no less fantastic.

We share some of our Velas Weddings Specialists' favorite Welcome Party ideas, that will be a success among your guests:

1. Beach Picnic

The first thing your guests will crave for as soon as they arrive at the hotel, is to enjoy the beach, so organize an evening with your feet in the sand with an unforgettable picnic.

📷 | Sarah Meyer Photography

2. Private Yacht

Take your party to the seas and surprise everyone with a sunset yacht ride so they can enjoy the destination at its best! Onboard hors d'Oeuvre and cocktails will complement the experience.

📷 | Jeremy Chou Photography

3. Mexican Kermesse

You are in Mexico, so giving your guests a taste of the culture of this country is an excellent option. Kermesses are a Mexican tradition that will leave a great impression. Also, they are a great ice-breaker idea to introduce both families.

4. Rehearsal dinner in style

While rehearsal dinners are traditionally held among those closest to you, the trend at a destination wedding is to include the entire guest list as a way to show them how much their presence means to you. We specialize in creating unconventional ideas for your wedding! What do you think of this masquerade?

📷 | Moni & Adri Photography

5. Pool party

Endless fun! Pool parties are unrivaled if you are looking to give your welcome party a casual style, with light snacks and a drinks bar.

📷 | Banga Studios

Additional tips:

Receive them with VIP transportation at the airport

Welcome your most special guests with VIP transportation from the airport to the hotel. Our specialists will be happy to provide you with all the necessary information to receive them at the airport and make it a great surprise for them.

Prepare welcome kits

Give yourself some time to organize the welcome kits that will be waiting for them at their suite upon arrival. The most useful items for your destination wedding are sunscreen, lip balm, waterproof phone cases, resort map and itinerary, sandals, and sunglasses.


The planning process is one of the most endearing phases of your wedding. Enjoy it!

Contact Velas Weddings specialists at 1-866-868-0922 (USA-CAN) | 800-837-3982 (Mexico)

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