Post # 1
I’m beginning to plan my Out of Town Bags for our guests… I know you’re typically supposed to have them delivered to the hotel for the guests arrival at their room or be handed out… but… 90% of us are all flying up together on the same flight to ST. LUCIA… would it be okay if I gave them out at the airport, it would help pass the time of the 5 hrs flight & 1 hr bus ride… is this bad etiquette? It would also help me with sending a very expensive delivery and cut the costs for us…
I really love the water bottle idea, but think I will just make the labels and once I arrive in town, ask the hotel for help in procuring me water bottles that I can re-label and hand out for our beach ceremony.
Any other words of advice for a destination wedding and Out of Town bags where “dropping them off at the hotel” is not feasible?
Post # 3
I dont know if you actually could, with airports having crazy carry-on rules. I don’t see the big deal in it if everyone is on the same flight. But you might have to check with the airline.
Post # 4
Thanks… yes, we thought of that.. so there will be no fluids or gels but I’m thinking that they will be slim enough that they can easily add them to their carry-on or put them in their luggage before they check in… after all, I’ll have to catch them at the counter to check-in before security since I can’t haul all of them in myself 😉 It’ won’t be much larger than if they bought something at the duty free after passing through security either…so I think I’ll be okay…
So far, I’m going to include a reusable tote:
Welcome Letter from us, Pamphlets-Get to know your guests, Know your resort, Link to upload their photos to our online gallery, Itinerary outlining all wedding-related activities, Kleenex package, SPF chapstick, Snacks, a couple of magazines, Crossword/soduko books, CD compilation, and some other easy to carry along items..(still in progress) LOL
At the wedding ceremony they will get a peacock program fan, a water bottle with a personalized wedding label, and a bubble wand
We’re already carrying down other items to decorate the location when we get there, that’s why handing out the majority of them before hand would be a huge cost savor as we’ll already have to pay for 1-2 extra suitcases for the other items, etc.. A bit stressful, but… all worth it 😉