Welcome gifts?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@thumpurr:  I would try to include some items that are unique to the city you are getting married in.  For example, if there is a special chocolate shop or product made there?

Post # 5
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417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My girlfriend had a destination wedding and she included reusable cups with screw on lids and straws.  You know the ones I’m talking about?  Everyone uses them.  They were a great idea, we all used them all the time for our drinks on the beach.  They hold more than the cups you get at the bar.  They had their names on them and St. Lucia 2013.  We still use them at home.  Its like the gift that keeps on giving and its so practical. 

Post # 6
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1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@thumpurr:  Best thing I ever got in a wedding welcome bag was a couple of bottles of water!

Post # 7
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3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@thumpurr:  Here’s what’s on my dream wishlist:

This is a list I compiled from many different posts and in some places I changed info to suit my venue and in others, it’s just straight plagiarism…

In each bag we put a welcome note, custom map with points of interest related to the wedding, 2 mini-bottles of water, aspirin, Newport Visitor Bureau Travel Guide, area brochures, an OOT Welcome Booklet (not shown), nuts in paper bags tied with twine (this is my favorite touch), chips, fruit snacks, granola bars, Swedish fish, peppermint patties, Hershey’s kisses and cookies. The bags were purchased at Papermart.com and were reasonably priced at $.40 each. I chose these bags because of their color, size and the quantity. You could purchase these bags in sets of 25 — you didn’t have to buy 200+. restaurant menus, hand sanitizer, 24 hour drug store location, liquor stores,  little booklet with information about the bride and groom, including a few childhood photos, mini bios, and the story of how they met. I was a friend of the groom, but didn’t know the bride very well, and that was nice information to learn about her before the ceremony. Gum, itinerary, shuttle info, event info. salty, sweet, crunchy, and gummy.

 I know this was jumbled but it’d got lots of different ideas! Have fun!                                                                                   

                                                                                               

                                                                                               

 

 

Post # 8
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370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@thumpurr:  We put in a welcome letter/ideas for food & sights, local made goodies (mac nuts, cookies, chips, candy), water, and keychains. We would have put more but they got to be pretty expensive!

Post # 9
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352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m going to add some local souvenirs and most importantly: a set of postcards!! 🙂 

 

Other items:

– water bottle

– snacks

– key chains

– local lotions and luxuries

– maps

– book about the island

– luggage tag hooked on the handle with an insert of our date and names

Post # 10
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3210 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We got welcome bags at a wedding recently and the most critical things were bottles of water (because we came home drunk after the rehearsal dinner and the wedding, lol) and sweet and salty snacks. It was so nice to have something to snack on in our hotel room, plus we ate the snacks on the ride home too!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My brother had a full on destination wedding (tropical location, travel for all) and it was more than 5 years ago so at this point I don’t remember much. I remember they gave us nice cloth bags with a few personalized things, including mints and lip gloss. I’m sure the bags included sunblock. 

I went to a wedding this past weekend where it was out of town for half the guests. I loved our welcome bags. We had two water bottles (loved by those hungover), the personalized door hanger, mints, cookies and local chips. 

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