Texas welcome bag ideas?

posted 5 years ago in Dallas
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@HobbyLobbyist:  You could do small jars of local salsa, bottles of Dublin Dr. Pepper, or something unique like jalepeno peanut brittle.  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@HobbyLobbyist:  I was thinking of something from Buccees in ours cause all our northern family fell in love with the store when they came down.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

glazed roasted pecans! Yumm

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would love to see directions to the best BBQ place, and to the best country bar around.  

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yessss Dublin DP and pecans! I’d also go to that horrid Texas store at North Park for gimmicky little memorabilia. I have no idea what they might have though. The Galleria may have somewhere like that on the top level but idk. If you want to give expensive treats, there are always the artisan shops in Bishop Arts. For cheaper but delicious and huge (texas-sized) cookies and mexican pastries, there is always Del Norte Bakery (several locations – I go to the one on Ferguson and Hasty because it’s near where I take art classes).

Also be sure to note that if they want to go to the Perot Museum, they will need to get their tickets at least a day in advance! And that there is a lot to do in that area – one arts plaza, the new park, etc. There is also a viewing station in Oak Cliff along Beckley for the new bridge. I don’t know what it has but I see people there looking at stuff.

I really need to think about doing welcome bags for out of town guests. I don’t know if I want the expense though, since almost everyone from out of town has lived here before AND we’re taking 20 people to the Stars game the Thursday before our wedding with first-tier seats, so I kind of feel like that should be enough.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Re: nyscpa: YESSSS DIRECTIONS TO BABES. And a command to order chicken fried steak.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was going to say hot sauce or salsa.  I lived in San Antonio for 11 years.. and I think it would be cute if you got them those little stickers that say “I’m not from Texas, but I got here as fast as I could” or the traditional “Don’t Mess With Texas”.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@HobbyLobbyist:  That’s awesome!  I am originally from here, but boy do I miss Texas this time of year 🙂

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

My family collects magnets from where we go.  My niece got married in Jaimaca …. she tucked palm tree magnets from the $1.00 store and wrote their intials, wedding date and location in our gift bags.  Yeah everyone in my family still has those. 

They are usually pretty cheap and no on throws them out … well no one i know lol

 

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I have a gift box company that might be a good option.  http://www.mydallasinabox.com – you can customize gift boxes that will include either 5 or 10 (up to you) items that are iconic to the Dallas and Texas area. They’re a good way to give guests new to Texas a little mixed bag of the culture. We’ve done multiple weddings and can work with you on what to include that may not be on the list of item options. 

Good luck!

Brandon 

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http://www.MyDallasinaBox.com

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