Post # 1
I am really struggling on what to put in the hotel rooms for our guests. FH doesn’t understand why we need to do this anyways, and I keep telling him “these people are paying hundreds of dollars to fly literally half way across the country to see us get married, they need something.”
I ordered personalized Coffee to put in the rooms and thought about going to the dollar store and buying coffee mugs to put with the coffee, and I walmart has $1 small candles I was going to buy in our colors, but I feel we need to get more to show our appreciation and I just can’t think of anything that seems right or have any clue where to start.
Anyone have any suggestions? What did you give as hotel favors?
Post # 3
We didn’t have Out of Town gift bags at all. I didn’t think it was a necessary expense.
Post # 4
I’m hoping to put together a basket of local goodies (Cincinnati has stuff like buckeye candies, skyline chili, unique bbq, etc). I’ll probably put together a basket with that stuff and then create a brochure of what to do in Cincinnati (since they’ll be staying downtown) and then what the wedding agenda will be. Hopefully, that will be enough! I think the Out of Town bags should have stuff related to the location their staying…just to make them feel like they’re on vacation and experiencing a new place.
Post # 5
@staceynrick: I didn’t even think of maps and things to do. I guess because you don’t really think of sight seeing in DFW. Thanks!
Post # 6
I am putting a bunch of snacks (like crackers, granola bars, candies, nuts) and some bottles of water in the Out of Town bags. I am also including a list of things to do, restaurants in the area, directions to the ceremony, and “fun facts” about the area since most of them have never been here before.
Post # 7
When going to oot weddings my favorite things in the bags are food. After all of that traveling you usually want a snack, and it’s nice to have it conveniently there waiting for you when you get to your room. Also, bottles of water b/c they usually have them in your hotel room but charge $5 for it.
Post # 8
I am doing snack-chips, crackers, cookies, chocolates, and candy, bottled water and individual tylenol packs for the hangovers. We also have personalized do not disturb signs.
Post # 9
I LOVE the “do not disturb” door hanger. Great idea!!
Post # 10
I forgot to take pictures of mine but I ransacked the tourist office and provided a map of the city and pamphlets for things to do.
In the bag I put a bottle of water for each person and a box of baked goodies such as biscotti, mini muffins, cranberry scones with maple butter.
I figured that after a long trip some homemade treats would be nice or if they didn’t want to go out for breakfast these would tie them over.