October 13 Brides: Have you started your Welcome Bags yet?

posted 3 years ago in October 2013
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Reeniero:  I have no idea what welcome bags are.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Just did shopping for them today! We are keeping them veryyy simple. 2 bottles of water (with custom photo labels from oriental trading), a bag of popcorn, some crackers, and a welcome letter+itinerary+restaurant list+attractions. We are putting everything in simple orange plastic bags (also from oriental trading) and sealing them with a custom sticker.

 

I just decided to do them this week actually! And definitely did not want to spend much money on them! Some of our family booked at a random hotel outside of our block hotel so will not be getting them unfortunately 🙁

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Reeniero:  Tastykakes?  I haven’t had those in forever.  Ship the extras to me! (j/k 😉 )

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Reeniero:  we went to SAMs club for the bulk items! 50 bags of popcorn for under $10…. Yes please!

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Reeniero:  Thank you!  I’m better informed now.  🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Reeniero: We just started coming up with an idea of what we’re going to put in our welcome bags and we are doing tastykakes as well! 🙂  gotta love that Philly fave! I think it’s just going to be bottled water, advil, some mints or gum, granola bar, tastykake, and a welcome packet of what to see/do in the area and other important info. Nothing too crazy. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Reeniero:  We live in Seattle so we made some Seattle-themed welcome bags filled with Theo chocolate, Chateau St. Michele champagne, Starbucks coffee, Beechers cheese crackers, and a Seattle keychain. They’re going in canvas totes, though we haven’t found any we like yet. Oh, and we’re also giving them a list of fun Seattle places and landmarks (Pike Place Market, Space Needle, etc.)

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Reeniero:  I should also note that we’re only making a few of these (5 or 6), so we didn’t have to worry about cost of the items in the bags too much. 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I feel really lame, but I’m not doing welcome bags.  A majority of guests live in town, so we would have to make less than 10.  Most of the out-of-town guests are family, and already know what’s in the area.  Instead, I’m thinking of doing bags for the few kids that will be at the reception, that way they’re occupied and happy.  So far I’ve decided on doing a scavenger hunt with a disposable camera, some fruit snacks, juice boxes, and maybe a word find (the kids are probably 1-4th grade age).

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We need to buy the goodies to put inside, but we already have the bags and some cute other things, like city guides and door hangers for the bags.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Just started picking up the goodies for the bags. Won’t assemble them until later in september. We’re using kraft gift bags with a day-of schedule/infographic, 2 bottles of water, goldfish minipack, a granola bar, advil, mints, chapstick (random) and custom match books.

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