Post # 1
I’m planning on doing a cruise wedding and was wondering if I have to do oot bags. I’m planning on giving my guests luggage tags and wooden fans as favors (beach wedding) and likely 4 ship drink coupons ($21 for a set of 4) per cabin. An oot bag for each guest would end up costing me a whole lot. 🙁
Post # 3
I am torn on this. I think that when you do a destination style wedding you should do one, but since it is on a cruise ship, all of the neccessary things will probably be provided for them already.
I think you SHOULD definitely give them all a sheet with itineraries, contact info, and perhaps a cute little note saying thank you for coming and that you will have extra towels, sunscreen, etc. if anyone needs them.
Post # 4
We are giving our guest a $50 room credit and a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. I am giving the bridal party a few extras, passport covers, a weekend bag and a tumbler with their name on it. But we figure this is enough.
Post # 5
I love OOT bags but I think everyone would prefer a drink over an OOT bag.
Post # 6
I’m having a destination wedding and we are not doing OOT bags. I am getting personalized goodie bags for my bridesmaids only. I don’t want to have to “monitor” whether people received their goodie bags at the front desk or not, since I’ve been to weddings where the hotel people just forgot they were back there and didn’t even give them out. Too much trouble. Instead, we upgraded our wedding favors and are giving those out at our reception. We also have a nice schedule of events card that we will be giving to the front desk to give guests when they check in with locations/times of each portion of the wedding day.
As far as the cruise ship OOT bags go, you should find out if the boat charges you a fee for each bag given out (our resort charges $4 each to harbor gift bags at the front desk and pass them out). Depending on how many guests you have that can add up quickly.