(Closed) OOT bag…kind of long but need ideas!

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
143 posts
Blushing bee

I’m not sure about cheap travel books, but if you have been to the area before, maybe you could create your own sort of mini guidebook? I like the Luxe City Guides, and it would be fairly easy to make something in that style – a simple accordion fold brochure, with a map, detailing all your favourite places.

Alternatively, traveldk.com has a service that allows you to quickly put together your own guidebook (you can add hotels, sights, even maps), and then you can purchase the PDF for $5. You could do that, and then print out copies for your guests. You can check the service out here.

I also like the idea of checking used bookshops/ebay/craigslist/amazon to see what you can find. There are a few on ebay now for as low as a dollar and a bit (without shipping, though). I don’t think the guests all need to have the same book, as long as they’re all relatively recent and in good shape, and it would look charming if you wrapped each one with a bellyband made from an old map, and maybe included a bookmark and a tag. 🙂

I would also include a short, handy list of common tourist questions, translated from English to Italian, and maybe a gift card or discount card for a good restaurant in the area.

I’d keep the bag tag simple – how about a small envelope that says ‘Benvenuto!’, with a personal note inside for each guest?

For the non-OOT guests, could you give them the same bags but minus the specifically touristy stuff? (Just the wine, chocolate, snacks and wedding traditions brochure.) Everything sounds really lovely!

Post # 4
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Studio.Ariadne’s list is great — thanks for the DK Travel suggestion! I’m definitely going to check that out.

I’m getting married in South Africa and will be including a SIM card for our overseas guests, as well as making a CD of African music (both popular and traditional) as a memento. A list of phone numbers is also helpful with your info pack.

Post # 5
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it may be agood idea to add in some basics that travelers may need and forget/not want to fight the airlines for.  Mainly I am think of headache meds, tums, and such.  Since many will be staying a while, they may appreciate som small travel tubes so if they get a headache or eat something that doesnt set well while on vacation.

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