Post # 1
I need some ideas/guidance for what kind of favors I can give our guests (approx 40) at our Vegas wedding. I have been to destination weddings before and recieved cute tote bags with water bottles, candied nuts, and baked goods but in those instances the bride and groom traveled to their destination in a car so they could load up.
We are flying to Vegas so I either need to be able to fit it in my luggage or pick it up in Vegas.
One idea I had was to get cutesy labels printed with our wedding date and pick up a few cases of water on the way to our hotel. I think this would be nice because bottles of water are notoriously expensive if you buy them from the gift shop or vending machines at the resorts.
What do you ladies think?
Post # 3
@sugar_biscuit: I can’t say that I would be overly impressed with a bottle of water as a favor. But then agaiin, I think most favors are a waste of money. We also get bottled water free at the hotel where we stay.
You can get chocolates that look like poker chips. You could have them delivered to the hotel so you don’t have to take them with you. Just take the favor container and label.
Post # 4
You could do some cute little things like playing cards, poker chip candies, mini booze bottles. I would stay away from water as an actual favor, but if you’re doing gift/welcome bags, then yes, throw some water in!
Post # 5
Thanks for your replies. I was thinking the water in a welcome bag with maybe some sunblock (as many of my guests have indicated interest in lounging by the pools) and little packages of advils and what not.
I really want to do something nice for my guests since everyone is traveling to be there but I absolutely hate spending money on things that are just going to get thrown away.
Post # 6
@sugar_biscuit: how much are you looking to spend per favor?
You could get personalized poker chips with ur date or names on them.
You could just visit any of the tourist shops and fill little bags with trinkets like pens, magnets, key chains etc.
Maybe stop by a bakery in Vegas and ask them to make up a few cookie or cupcakes in cellophane bags with ur name/dates.
If you want to go cheap and DIY, get some dice and you can write your names and dates and location on different sides and add those to random little things for a personalized touch.
Post # 7
@sugar_biscuit: Would you be willing to spend $200 on favors? If so, I’d go with a $5 chip per person and a cute little card. You’re in Vegas afterall!
Post # 8
Well, a bottle of water isn’t a favor. You could do welcome bags with the water in them. Or you could do as PP suggested, do a chip, or personalized playing cards would be appropriate. Oriental Trading sells 12 for 14.00
Post # 9
@leisha606: I think max I’d personally want to spend is $500 all together. I am guessing we will have probably 40 guests and they will be in 15 rooms (some families are coming).
I really like the cookie idea because I think that they would get consumed.
Do you think people would actually keep personalized gambling stuff? I may be somewhat of a minimalist but I think if I got that I would just trash it eventually.
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A friend who got married in a casino gave everyone scratch lottery tickets. Fun and went with the scene, and pretty affordable
Post # 12
@sugar_biscuit: Hmmm I guess you are right, I think I would keep it but after a few years or during a move or something it may get lost.
What about personalized shot glasses? They usually run about $8 a glass. Perhaps less if you are buying 40 of them. That would be less than $300. That would take a little researching as not all places do that on the strip, but I am sure you could at least find one.
But yes the cookies are a great idea, plus everyone will take pictures of them before they eat them so there will be a long lasting keepsake.
Post # 13
There are a couple of Walgreens and similar type stores not far off the Strip. Get the bulk of your welcome bag stuff once you get to Vegas— bottles of water (skip the cutesy stickers; they are not interesting enough or good enough keepsakes to make it worth buying them and dragging them to vegas and pasting them on water bottles), chapstick, small sunblocks (stick to travel size if you want people to be able to take them home without checking a bag), small packs of cookies/chips/nuts, maybe a map of the various casinos, maybe a $5 or $10 monorail pass if your hotel is on/near the monorail. But that is a welcome bag and not a favor! For favors you really can’t beat chocolates so hit one of the many candy stores and pick out 2 nice truffles or similar high-end candies as the actual favor. There is a great candy store called Sugar in the Mirage but just about every casino hotel has a candy store.
There are also quite a few grocery stores off-strip– you would need to rent a car to get there but a lot of casinos have car rental desks, just get one for the day, it is cheaper than taking a taxi off-strip and back; the grocery stores can do your specialty baked goods (cookies etc) and you can probably find the gift bags there rather than having to drag them out to Vegas wtih you.
Post # 14
You can mail stuff to the hotel. I have been ordering stuff online for my destination FL wedding and having it mailed straight to vendors or hotels. A lot of nice hotels will hold stuff for you up to 30 days before the wedding.
Post # 15
@kearaaaaaa: that is so cute. I love the ticket idea.
I’m also getting married in Vegas. We are doing koozies. Our friends and family enjoy a beer or two so it works for us. Ha they are also very light for traveling. I’m now going to throw in a scratcher ticket in them thanks to that idea. 🙂