Goody bags! What do you like to find in yours?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

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Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

I would rather the bride and groom save their money. I bring everything I need with me and if I forget something there is always a grocery or convenience store nearby. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

At a wedding I attended a few months ago, the goody bags had: evil water bottles, lol, nice boxed chocolates, bottle of red wine, chips and other munchies(a lot of us travelled and would be living in a hotel for 2 days, guess they figured it’d be nice to have). There were a couple other things but they are slipping my mind. It was all nice, fi and I (and the rest of the family) really liked our goody bags . I want to say a glass. Anyway hope that helps a bit! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

j_jaye:  Oh yes, don’t get me wrong I would not be angry or put off if I didn’t get one. As a matter of fact, I’d never gotten one before(1st wedding I travelled to that I had to stay in a hotel). However, I really liked it, and I think it is a nice thing to do if it is in the budget. But not something to stress over, if it is not in the budget then don’t worry about it

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

to be honest, I’m against goodie bags, favors, etc for the same reason why we are both against bottled water — wasteful, packaging, not everybody wants the stuff and throws it away, etc. 

people don’t expect goodie bags, so why not save yourself some money and not do them? 

or if environment stuff is important to you, then keep them simple? like a PP said, food and snacks. maybe a gift card for a coffee shop or something? perhaps a printed list of local restaurants and shops in the area that you reccomend. all printed / packaged in paper made of post-consumer recycled stuff of course 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Snacks, tylenol, maybe some of those small bottles of wine?

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

nawella:  At the risk of sounding like I have a drinking problem, a bottle of wine would be nice… Lol.

Seriously though, I wouldn’t want or expect anything; I bring everything I need with me when I travel and would be unlikely to use most things.

I think we’re going to put bottles of champagne in the rooms for our guests, but that’s it. And I’m not totally sure yet as I don’t want people to get horrendously drunk too early lol

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I’m the MOB and I said no to goody bags and favors (and my daughters/brides agreed). Of the few I’ve received I either don’t use it or don’t take it. You can’t guess 100%, what guests will want or need, so most of it would go to waste. I’m perfectly capable of packing everything I need or finding/buying what I don’t. It’s not like loot bags, at kid’s birthday parties, where they all get excited over receiving the bags.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

 nerdybird:  I didn’t do them for these exact reasons. However, I think good stuff to put in them would be locally sourced treats, since the people receiving them will be from out of town. Local chocolates, wine from a nearby vineyard, etc. As a guest who is visiting a new place but going to a wedding instead of sightseeing, that’s what I’d like to get.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Westwood:  +1 good call on the tylenol and maybe some tums….

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I put things in my bag that I like to receive as well as things I thought guests wouldn’t know/remember to bring. Also, they were things that the person could use another time if they didn’t happen to have a use for it during my wedding weekend. I had headache medicine, a flask, a small tube of sunscreen, a mini umbrella and candy. There may have also been some salty snacks but I don’t remember. Incidentally, I did NOT include water. 

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