(Closed) Greatest Welcome Basket Items

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Water, candy and a small bag of chips. I’ve also received wine, a shot glass with a Texan saying on it and a bandana while attending an event in Texas. I could have lived without those things, especially since we didn’t check our luggage and couldn’t bring the wine home with us.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii

water, antibacterial lotion (bath and body works), sunblock, cookies, local candy are a few of my favorite welcome basket goodies. 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii
Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Snacks and water are always good because those are the things you want in your hotel room late at night but never have. My MIL put together baskets for guests at our wedding and gave everyone bottles of wine… like PP mentioned, this is not the best idea because most guests don’t have checked bags or may not have room in their bags if they did happen to check some.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Water might not seem the most original, but as PP said water is what you want after a night of dancing and partying. Sweet and salty snacks. 

Also Bandaids are great, you always need them and never have them.

Same with some Tylonal and Advil. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Welcome baskets are a pretty big deal for me. I am hosting 9 families for a 2 day event and every family is staying in their own cottage. Except for one dinner out at the restaurant, the meals are being cooked on-site bit i still wanted folks to have things to snack on in their cottage.

My welcome baskets will include

2 bottles of water

Baked potato chips

Fresh ground coffee (with cream in the fridge)

Sugar 

Fresh fruit

Homemade cookies

A bottle of their favourite booze (tequila for mum, scotch for dad and so on)

Map/Brochure of the Island

A poem that we are using in the ceremony all prettied up in the reception theme 

A letter introducing everyone to everyone (with little fun facts about each person)

Sunscreen

Aspirin 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Mollytov: Yes! Sunscreen! If you are having an outdoor wedding this is a must! Sunburned guests are not going to want to dance all night. Also if you are having an outdoor wedding during the summer, those dollar store folding fans are prefect for keeping cool. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Water, candy/snacks and Advil. Also recently went to an OOT wedding and they put a mini map of the town and local hot spots. Helped us on downtime on Saturday (wedding Sunday night) find places to eat and how to get around easily.

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