Post # 1
I’m working on ideas for Out of Town Guest bags for the hotel rooms… We have probably about 50 rooms most likely, so quite a few and we’re on a little bit of a budget! I’m getting married in January in Minnesota, so I kind of like the winter theme in them. Here’s my ideas so far and would LOVE some more suggestions…
– Cheap gift bags (found some for 65 cents a piece at a local store)
– Information and flyers about the area
– About us as a couple; how we met, a little about each of us
– 2 packets of hot chocolate (winter theme)
– 2 bottles of water
– 2 granola bars
– Personalized Post-It notes
These would be placed in everyone’s hotel rooms when they check-in as a little thank you. I would love any other suggestions!
Post # 3
We live in San Diego and I just searched on the internet for items made here. We found a variety of items from soap to food items are buying in bulk and will make them into smaller packaging. (example we bought truffles and put two in a cute little bag with ribbon, instead of giving each room a dozen as they were packaged from the seller).
I love the idea of personalized post-its.
Post # 4
What about wintergreen Lifesavers? I don’t know… they just popped into my head when I winter. =D
Post # 5
So cute! We are including
-crab chips (I’m from Maryland)
-2 granola bars
-2 bottles of water
-itinerary and directions to weekend events
-local information with restaurants and things to do
Post # 6
@amykate: I’m from San Diego too and was thinking of adding Carlsbad Gourmet’s Strawberry Hot Sauce. Also, are you referring to Jer’s Chocolates from Solana Beach?
Post # 7
As a guest, I like having things that are super useful during the wedding time, but that I have usually forgotten to bring. Some ideas: advil/asprin for the next morning, mints/gum, sunscreen (for summer)/chapstick (for winter). Waters are key! We are stocking up so all of our OOT bags will have 2 waters/guest. I always go straight for that in a bag… I never want to drink strange tap water.
Post # 8
What about some single-serve packets of Advil? Your guests may appreciate that the next day after having the party of their lives with you… 😉
Post # 9
The single packs of Advil are a good idea! And I forgot to mention the mints in my list as my Fiance thought of those, but I do like the wintergreen mints/lifesavers idea… that’s cute! We were thinking Tic-Tacs, as we saw that in bags for a wedding we were at a couple weeks ago
Post # 10
I will give you this website, but with a warning… don’t lose your head (like certain Peanuts did…)
They have travel sized everything – medicine, Shout wipes, toiletries, etc. Then, if you are feeling crafty, here’s a cute way to package everything:
(Or, if you’re lazier like me you can stick it all in a little white box!)
Also, some cute and cheap (the mint tins are less than a dollar!) extras from Oriental Trading:
Also some cute candy from them:
Another idea that would be cute if you are feeling crafty are smores-in-a-bag. Make a pretty favor bags with two graham crackers, two marshmallows, and half a chocolate bar for them to pop in the microwave!
Post # 11
@Circus Peanut – Oh. My. Goodness. That website is amazing. I’m currently wasting tons of time and planning my OOT bags 🙂
Post # 12
I think the hot chocolate is a great idea!! I’m from MN too and think that’s perfect. A few things to munch on is always great. Maybe you could tie a ribbon around your bag that matches the color scheme of your wedding?
Post # 13
My wedding is also in winter and i am having handwarmers and fuzzy socks.
Post # 14
I think fuzzy socks, mints and aspririn sounds great. 🙂 The hot chocolate is a great idea. Maybe you could do some shortbread cookies or something to go with it.