Post # 1
I’m trying to make a list of what to include in our out of town Texas welcome bags and I am wondering if this is too much:
Nutella and Go Snack
Tito’s Vodka (local!)
Chips and salsa
Dr. Pepper/Topo Chico Mineral Water/Sweet Leaf tea? (don’t know which)
Texas lavender sachet and soap (We’re having a lavender theme in our wedding)
Texas playing cards
Bluebonnet seed packet
Personalized “Welcome to Houston” pamphlet of our favorite places
Handwritten Texas welcome card
Am I going overboard? Can I nix anything? I want our guests to feel welcomed since many are travelling internationally to get to the wedding, but I like simplicity too.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
I want to come to your wedding! You have amazing swag…er, welcome bags! I personally think you could limit your items to 2-3 food items, 1 favor type item (i.e. lavender sachet, seeds or cards) 1 beverage and a map/magazine. Self-care items such as Advil or sunscreen wipes are also nice, and your guests will appreciate the handwritten notes.
Post # 5
@vanessa7: your welcome bags are going to be fantastic. I’d love to receive one of them.
You have so many great things in theyou I wouldn’t change a thing:)))
Post # 6
Thanks so much! I feel good going ahead with them! 🙂
Post # 8
Are you making the Texas cookies, or buying them somewhere? If you’re buying them, do you mind sharing your source?!
Post # 9
I might leave out the Nutella, just b/c it doesn’t seem to fit your theme. Everything else sounds awesome, though! I love welcome bags with local goodies rather than the standard Costco stuff 🙂
For our NC beach wedding, we’re doing personalized water bottles, cans of Cheerwine, salt water taffy, OBX stickers customized w/ our names & wedding date, mini-bottles of sunscreen, goldfish crackers, beach postcards, and a decorated sugar cookie that looks like my dog, since he won’t be there “in person”.
Post # 10
I, also, think you should leave out the nutella.
The men might like some Shiner beer.. fits the texas theme.
Post # 11
@StuffWithScout: I’m actually having a friend make the cookies. She has a small bakery business–if you’re in the Houston area, I’d be happy to give you her information.
@loveandapitbull: Ah, yes, I might take out the nutella, I just assume everyone else is as obsessed with it as I am! 🙂 Your welcome bag sounds fantastic! Very cute!
@Laurenskii: We love Shiner!