Post # 1
I’ve been wanting to do OOT bags, but my problems is coming up with ideas for them. What should be including, what should they look like, should they go with a theme?
We live in a beach area, so I wasn’t sure if I should do them beach themed(though the wedding isn’t themed beach.) The wedding doesn’t really have a really “Theme” it is kinda of a blue and platinum colored with bows and ribbons used as a lot of accents. Also using theatre as a kind of theme, being that me and FH both met at school while we were working on our theatre degrees. lol!
Thanks for any help!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Maybe you could use beach pails/buckets to hold non-beach-themed items — just the “traditional” OOT goodies?
Post # 4
You could just put local things in the bags/pails. It doesn’t neccessarily have to be a theme.
Post # 5
maps of the area and brochures are always a good idea. We threw in some candy, chips, water and lots of other random stuff. You don’t need to do anything expensive either!
Post # 6
What is popular in your area besides the beach? You can add them to the bags.
For instance, Mike & Ikes are made in my hometown and Wilbur Bud chocolates are made in my FI’s hometown so I will be including them, bottled water, other homemade sweets as well as brochures for places around the area.
Post # 7
Oh and we threw in some advil packets. Those were a big hit!
Post # 8
Essential – maps, water, first aid kit (or hangover kit)
- cookies in a local flavor ( im doing key lime cookies since its florida)
- liqour bottle with a drink recipe attached ( i.e. Im Cuban so we are including a bottle of Bacardi rum with mojito recipe attached)
- local coffee
- sunscreen if they might be going to the beach
- gift card to local restaurant in area ( enough for a breakfast or something)
Post # 9
I thinkthe essentials are good like maps, water, snacks. Will it be during a warm time? You can include sunscreen or flip flops. You can make a newsletter and suggest some places for them to go.
Post # 10
Some snacks are good too- fruit snacks, chips, granola bars, fun sized candy. 100 calorie packs are no-fail! 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle
Local treats are always a hit!
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Anything edible is always a hit, or at least with me! :p
Oh, and bottled water, because typically hotel water tastes funny.