Post # 1
I was a little confused about something. I have read about the Out of Town Bags and wanted to know what these were. I am having my wedding out of town from where I live but most of my guests live in the area we are having the wedding. My bridesmaids and a few of the groomsmen are traveling. Are these bags that you make up for the guest or something that you make up for the bridal party? HELP!!
Is this something people expect?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Zama Beach Club, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
We are doing them for our guests since they are travelling. Its not something you have to do, but its a nice gesture
Post # 4
I don’t think its expected but sure is a nice gesture. How far out of town is your wedding? Its usually for guests who are travelling quite a bit. Its very popular for destination weddings.
Post # 5
We did them for everyone who was staying at a hotel. They’re just really nice things to have. I enjoyed making mine and felt like I could put a lot of creativity into it.
Post # 6
One of my friends (rudely) said that she expected an out of town guest bag. They’re nice, completely optional, and separate from a bridesmaid/groomsmen gift.
People who you’d give a bag to: aunts and uncles who are flying in, friends who you met elsewhere… pretty much anyone from out of town/out of state who isn’t from that state. I don’t think I’ll be doing them for friends who recently moved away.
If I make the Out of Town bags, they will contain snacks the likes of berger cookies, a crab keychain or mini Old Bay, a small map of the inner harbor (walking distance from the hotels), pamphlets from the visitor’s center, and postcards with stamps. If I do this, I might might might include 1 natty boh, though I’m worried about the distaste at receiving a room-temperature beer. Also, that shit is nasty. I wish it upon no one.