Post # 1
Not quite sure where to post this BUT, my wedding is a week from tomorrow (ahhhh!!) and I’m still stuck on the welcome bags. I live in Florida and most of the guests are from out of town so I have quite a few to make. So far I have included a welcome note with descriptions and hints on where to visit, shop, and eat. I have also included some chocolate covered popcorn from Peterbrooke Chocolatier (I live in Jacksonville!) but that just doesn’t seem like enough. I have thought about buying some cases of water to throw a couple of bottles in each (water will probably come in handy at the end of the night!) but I’m stuck on what else to add- or if I even need to add anything else at all! Help! Any suggestions? Trying to keep the cost down as wel… thanks!!!!
Post # 3
I am not sure if it’s too late. But here is a WB link of Out of Town bags.
Some simple things to include:
-bag of chips
-individual Advil packs
-small wine bottle
Post # 4
You can also include things like travel sized sun screen, cocoa mix/teas, chapstick, water water water!!, and anything fun or playful that has a similar theme/color/idea as your wedding (like poker chips for vegas weddings, beach towels for beachy weddings, etc)
Post # 5
if you are doing a hardcore party, maybe you could do a little “hangover” kit. We are doing them for the bridesmaid get away. Nothing fancy. A painkiller, tums, chapstick, mints and water. A quick trip to the local target and you could have it all.
our welcome baskets are very “welcome to Virginia.” Moonpies, cheerwine in glass bottles, roasted peanuts in the shell, some of my fav bath products, and a info sheet on the important information. I included things like “simple guide to the tunnels” since we have so many and they can snarl traffic as well as things like where to find the local urgent care.
Post # 6
Would you do welcome baskets for everyone or just people that are making the farthest journey?
Post # 7
this is after the fact, but… we are doing Out of Town bags as well.
we are screen printing canvas totes with a tree (our theme) and adding a state map, a regional tourism guide, a custom faux bois state postcard for guests to mail home!, sunscreen (summer wedding) and homemade lavender soap (wedding colors are lavender and brown).
we’re having a campfire by the lake the night before the wedding and inviting the Out of Town guests to come by and visit. =D