Post # 1
Initially I was thinking, I would put together little welcome bags for the guest staying at the hotel..maybe some snacks and water in it…so not a huge cost but with 25 rooms, it could add up depending on what I put in thre..not to mention The W Hotel charges $4 to deliver EACH bag…
We are having a rehearsal dinner that night (night before the wedding) to welcome everyone…
Does anyone really care if they get a welcome bag at the hotel?
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I’ve been to several out of town weddings where I’ve stayed at a hotel and I’ve NEVER gotten an OOT bag. I think that the only people who know about OOT bags are brides-to-be and newlyweds.
So in a word, no. They’re not a necessity.
Post # 4
Not at all!
I don’t know anyone who has seen one in real life… people only know about them in internet world of weddings.
Post # 5
No way! We had mostly out of town guests and I had no time to put anything together. I agree with Future Mrs Martin that no one in the real word has really seen them.
Post # 6
haha…true…I got one once…I can say the bottles of water came in handy the next morning though……think I ‘m gonna skip it then! Put that money towards a nicer favor to give to everyone after the wedding!
Post # 7
I wouldn’t worry about it. I think a lot of things like this are big in the online wedding world, but in real life most people probably haven’t even heard of them 😉
Post # 8
I’ve never heard of OOT bags until I found the world of wedding blogs. And all the weddings that I go to I never expect to have one waiting for me at the hotel. Honestly, people won’t care.
Post # 9
I’m just writing a note and having some homemade cookies in each room. Our hotel doesn’t charge to deliver the treats though.
Post # 10
I have actually seen OOT bags at 3 different weddings. So yes other people DO know about them!! While I dont think theyre totally necessary I think they are a very nice touch – especially if people are traveling and they get to the hotel and its nice to have a little snack and a bottle of water and a welcome note. It makes guests feel appreciated and like they are an integral part of your wedding.
Post # 11
My mom seems to think they are a must. I had no intentions of doing it and told her if it’s so important to her, she can be in charge of it! haha
Post # 12
I don’t think they are absolutely neccessary, but they are a thoughtful and nice way to welcome your out of town guests, and I know they appreciate them. That being said, if they aren’t in your budget, I don’t think your guests will miss them or think less of you, if you don’t provide them.
Post # 13
I’ve only ever gotten one when I was a bridesmaid or FI was a groomsman.
Post # 14
Wow. They charge to deliver the bags? I don’t think it’s a neccessity to have OOT bags for guests. We did have them made for our wedding b/c all of the OOT guests traveled primarily from the East Coast to Michigan for our wedding. I just tipped the bellhops $20 and the OOT bag were delivered to the room with the guests luggage. I guess I got out cheap 🙂
Post # 15
I’ve never received any either! However, if I were to get one, I think it would be such an awesome gesture. I agree though, if it’s not really in the budget, or if you could use that money some where else, just skip it. I think it’s nice enough to just provide them with a room for the night.
Post # 16
It’s definitely not a necessity! The only real necessary things are the bride, groom, and officiant! So if it’s stressing you out or no time for it, I say forget it!