Post # 1
Hi Ladies, I am starting the process of making welcome bags for my guests for my destination wedding in Hawaii. I am trying to find items that won’t break the bank. So far on my list is:
Water (2 bottles per bag)
Snack (Maui chips and or dried mangos)
Emergen C packs
The bag will also include a welcome letter from me and my groom with a schedule of events for the big day.
Does anyone have anyother ideas? I feel like I need at least one more thing, maybe something on the fun side. I thought about purchasing Hawaii Travel books for everyone, but it is too pricey.
Thanks for the input.
Post # 3
I’m gonna follow this to see what people say! I really want a Hawaii DW but it seems kinda daunting to plan. What island are you getting married on?
Post # 5
@BruinBeeMPH: I am getting married on Oahu
Post # 6
@dreams030684: the venue I love is on Oahu! I’m also thinking about possibly Maui. But first I need to convince my boyfriend that we don’t have to invite everyone we know :/
This may be strange, but when I went to Hawaii this past February, the thing I bought that I love the most was a plumeria tree cutting. I think it was like $7 at the ABC Store and right now it’s growing in our front yard. I would love to get something like that in a welcome bag, but I’m not sure if I’m in the minority haha.
Post # 7
it might be a little hookey, but what about some leis or sea shells?
Post # 8
I’m putting small water squirt guns in my welcome bags. Also some little cocktail umbrellas for their drinks as well as 1 oz bottles of hand sanitizer and sunscreen. U ccould always do the standard cheap sunglasses, or flip flops, or hand fan.
Post # 9
@dreams030684: so far it sounds good. what about flip flops? also, is there a decent map of the area that you can get from the internet; perhaps print it out on nice thick cardstock with some points of interest on it.
don’t forget to get the chapstick with the spf in it. without will make your lips burn.
Post # 10
@dreams030684: Why not chocolate covered macadamia nuts? That is very Hawaiian.
@BruinBeeMPH: If a Hawaiian wedding is your dream, go for it! It has been fun to plan.
@BeeG35: I like the sunscreen idea!
Post # 11
@dreams030684: For our DW welcome bag we had flip flop bottle openers, they were cute and I don’t think they cost a lot (my MIL ordered them). We also had a deck of cards in each bag.
Post # 12
Our DW is on an all inclusive resort, but here is our list:
– reusable bright nylon tote (folds into a pocket)
– 2 double walled acrylic cups (1 per person)
– hangover kit (2 Advil, electrolyte drink mix, tums, peopto, etc.)
– small packet of sunscreen
– small packet of spicy goldfish crackers
– small packet of jelly beans
– 2x my fiancé’s favorite hot sauce
– small packet of pop rocks (my favorite)
– inflatable beach ball
– deck of cards
– welcome letter with day of schedule/map
-map of resort
– business card sized Spanish cheat sheet
Post # 13
@BruinBeeMPH: Maui is beautiful!! We actually choose to get married in Hawaii to cut down the guest list. We kept it really simply with family and close friends.
Yes, I have gotten those at the ABC store. I actually bring them back as souvenirs for family members and what not. Several people that I have broughten them back for have them growing, but have yet to see a bloom. Great idea!
Post # 14
@VegasBrideOctober2013: Yes I wanted to do that actaully until I realized all of our guests will be getting shells leis at our rehersal dinner Luau. I still might do it though, or find some other type of lei. Thanks.
Post # 15
@swisea01: Good ideas! I will have to look into it.
Post # 16
@FLBlonde93: it’s my dream but my BF wants a huge party with his whole HUGE family. I’m working on convincing him that a DW is the way to go!
@dreams030684: mine had a single bloom that ended up dying before it opened 🙁 it was SO hot in LA last week. I was so sad!