(Closed) Welcoming Gift Ideas Please

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I always forget my chapstick and would be so excited to find one in a welcome bucket. 🙂 Also, there is shareware software available online that will allow you to generate your own crossword. We included it in our welcome bags and it was a huge hit! Information about the area and what to do would be great.

And of course all the in’s and out’s of the weekend. Dates, times, suggested attire, contact person with number and any involved cost for all the events.

Good luck! The welcome bags were one of my favorite parts of the wedding and I love the bucket idea!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

This may be cost prohibitive, but what about flip flops?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

how about if you made a trashy romance novel about the two of you? the ultimate beach read! doesn’t need to be fancy, and you could get it bound at kinkos or something.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We put packets of tylenol, advil and pepcid on our welcome tote along with snacks and a local sites to see map and list.  for a beach wedding we went to, we were also given magazines to read at the beach,

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

what about a frisbee in your wedding colors? everyone could use a frisbee! I bet you can find a party store that could print on it too.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Oriental Trading Company has blow-up beach balls for cheap, for 0.20 more per ball you can get them imprinted.  Or you can get floating (inflatable) drink holders with little beach critters (crab, dolphin, seahorse, shark) on them – they are pretty cute.  Also beach balls shaped like the same little beach critters.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Old Navy has flip flops in every color (for Men and Women) for 3.50 to 5.00 per pair.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

We put flip-flops in our welcome baskets and they were a hit.  We made a list of all the recipients and guessed at their shoe-size.  For example, if a guy was over 6′, we assumed he’d wear 11 or higher.  We erred on the side of larger sizes, since flip-flops don’t have to fit perfectly, you have a little wiggle room (no pun intended).

The Old Navy idea is a good one.  We found really decent ones at Wal-Mart and definitely were a sight in the aisle as we picked out 30 pair of flip-flops.

Snacks, maps, and the detailed itinerary of the wedding festitivites was also helpful.  We provided a friend and her cell phone as contact info, which proved very helpful that we weren’t fielding the calls during our hectic lead-up to the wedding.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I agree with SoCalBeachGirl–snacks and maps are a definite must for guests!  We included snacks that were associated with where the two of us are from to hightlight our backgrounds–we also included a postcard that we had put a personal message on for our guests.  We got married in the wine country too, so we included wine from the region.

Post # 13
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Newbee

i think snacks are very important. also you can put in a local magazine so that your guests have a source to what restaurants and other things to do while in town.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

you might check with the local chamber of commerce near your wedding site and see if they have information they can give you on the area.  We contacted the one in Asheville and they were more than happy to give us regional magazines, brochures, magnets, coupons for local attractions etc. for as many people as we wanted all for free.    Afterall, you are bringing in tourists that will likely spend some money during their stay so I bet they can give you some local information. 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Frisbees – I saw frisbees online that you can personalize with your name and wedding date – not sure what site – but I’m sure you can google it and find it.  It would be fun for your guests to toss around on teh beach.  Another great idea are beach towels.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

After Sun , would also be a good idea!! not everyone remember to reapply that sunscreen!! and snacks and maps are a must!! if you can some lists of recomended resturants( you can usuall find this online) might also be nice!

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