Input needed – if you were a guest at a destination wedding

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@CocoClassic:  You know your guests best, but I think the men’s robes will be a waste of $.  I do like the kaftan for the women though.  For the men, maybe you could do a bottle of whiskey or something that is native to Brazil?  Honestly, I find the best welcome gifts contain food and/or alcohol!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MrsWBS:  +1. If they don’t wear robes at home they’re not going to start wearing them just because they’re in Rio. You can never go wrong with edibles.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sunscreen and aloe!!!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Booze!  Snacks, sunscreen, aloe, maybe a beach towel?  I *love* the caftan idea!!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@CocoClassic:  I love the Kaftans! What an awesome destination!

I have heard that Rio has some really unsafe areas. Maybe a map and tips on what to avoid?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Snacks! I made welcome bags for our guests, and we filled them with all sorts of yummy Hawaiian snacks, sunscreen, hand santizer, a map, letter, etc.

 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@CocoClassic:  Love the caftan idea. The robe may be a stumbling block for the men. Those things take up a lot of room in a suitcase that is probably already full.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Are you trying to provide them with something they will use during the trip or when they get home? I ask because Rio in October is hot as hell. I wouldn’t come anywhere near a terrycloth robe. However, I love the kaftans. I’d get mini (or full size!) bottles of Cachaca for sure or a little caipirinha kit. Maybe key phrases in Portuguese printed on a card?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

For our groomsmen we got monogrammed leather (ours are faux leather) toiletry bags… I personally think it’s a nice gift for all the men because, as pp have mentioned, a lot of men don’t wear robes. my fiance and my dad would never use it. but they both love the toiletry bags! we are going to put shave kits and lots of little items in them… could be nice?

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@CocoClassic:  You coud substitute a cotton robe and lounge pants for the white terry robe.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@CocoClassic:  Not sure where I got October. Sorry. Glad you like the suggestions! I went kinda nuts with my welcome bags too.

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