(Closed) OOT welcome basket delivery?

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

yeah another Chicago girl having a "destination" wedding!

We had something similar happen to us with a few people not staying in the hotel we had rooms booked in. We had a welcome party the night before the wedding and everyone who was not staying at the main hotel came to that and were able to pick up their bags. We got lucky there.

Let your parents, his parents and your bridal party know that you need to find out where everyone is staying in order to get the baskets to them. If they all know this, they can keep their ears open and let you know. If you can’t find out the others, contact them and let them know you have a gift for them when they arrive. They will be happy to tell you then! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Honestly, I handled it by some people just not getting welcome baskets. It sounds like you’ve put the notice out there that people should let you know where they’re staying, and I wouldn’t put a ton of extra effort into tracking them down if they chose to stay outside your room blocks. Harsh, maybe, but I remember what a giant P.I.T.A. the OOT bags were for us and how little I wanted to worry about it two days before the wedding, so I’d minimize the stress as much as you can.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009 - Cathedral of the Sacred Heart & The Jefferson Hotel

I’m with amysue on this one, I’m running into a similar problem of people not letting us know where they are staying. Its just one of those things you can’t control and have to let go or it would drive me nuts trying to get them to everyone! I love out OOT baskets, and would love for everyone to get one, but I can only go so far! I hope thats not terrible of me!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I would love to do OOT baskets, but it didn’t work out for us.  We have about 50+ rooms for OOT guests and the hotel charges for each basket/bag they deliver.  

Thats a touch situation.  I would maybe make a list of all the OOT guests and if you don’t know were they are staying simply call or email them and find out.  Then make sure you know where everyone on your list is staying and go from there.  Good Luck! 

Post # 7
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426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I would love to do OOT baskets, but it didn’t work out for us.  We have about 50+ rooms for OOT guests and the hotel charges for each basket/bag they deliver.  

Thats a touch situation.  I would maybe make a list of all the OOT guests and if you don’t know were they are staying simply call or email them and find out.  Then make sure you know where everyone on your list is staying and go from there.  Good Luck! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I admire you all! I decided not to do them at all. Lazy, but simple.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am having my mother (bless her) and FMIL (bless her too) call anyone NOT staying in the 3 hotels we reserved rooms at and then having my brother-in-law to be and a few other relatives drop them off 🙂

Good luck! 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

sulli301 probably has the best method. id imagine you couldnt get the hotel to show you their roster so you could tell them who are your guests (aunt milly in room 306!), but that would be the other way i would suggest. doesnt seem likely theyd allow that tho.

could you leave a few extra baskets with the front desks at each hotel and if guests find out, dont have a basket and ask, the desk could then say "oh aunt milly, youre basket is right here. happy wedding!" ???

 big conundrum, will be interested to hear how you solve it.

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