Post # 1
I am having a destination wedding in Jamaica. So i plan to prepare welcome bags (canvas tote bags personalized with “Jamaica” on the front)
and here is what i am planning to put in them. i am wondering if it enough? or even too much? like do i need the deck of cards?
– Water bottles (personalized)
– Best of Bob Marley handmade cds
– 2 postcards from Jamaica (welcome note written on one, other one is blank)
– Printed itinerary (with all events – rehearsal dinner, wedding, breakfast)
– Brochures (whatever is available at the resort when I get there)
– Travel size bottle of sunscreen
– Snacks (chips/granola bars)
– deck of cards, personalized with Palm trees and “Montego Bay, Jamaica”
Programs/Bubbles? (or make available at ceremony?)
Post # 3
They sound good! I’d do the bubbles and programs at the cermony if that’s where you want them to be used–I’m the type of girl that if I had them before hand, I’d forget.
Post # 4
sounds good! i would add a travel pack of aspirin though.
save the programs and bubbles for the ceremony, or people will forget them.
include the cards if you can afford them. it’s a nice touch, and cards are always nice while lounging at the beach or sitting on the plane.
Post # 5
Sounds great! I don’t think you need to add anything!
Post # 6
@kitzy: thats what i having trouble with. i found them on the knot for $3 a pack including the personalization. i estimating i will need about 15 packs, so it comes out to $45! i am wondering if its worth it?
i guess i could buy cards at the dollar store for cheaper, and then its better to have those than none at all!
Post # 7
@kitzy: oh and i like the asprin idea!
Post # 8
Sounds great! I agree with Kitzy, aspirin would be a nice thing to add. If you can afford it, maybe a small first aid kit too (they sell them at Dollar Tree).
Post # 9
I was also going to second asprin or ibuprofen tablets!
I think you have a lot of great stuff in the bags. Your guests will be very touched by your thoughtfulness!
Post # 10
thanks everyone! i think i am done with the ideas now and feel happy with what i decided on, just need to wait to know how many guests i will have so i can buy this stuff!!
Post # 11
Mosquito lotion? I don’t know about Jamaica but those things make me paranoid in general…
Post # 12
Oooh what about aloe lotion in case of sunburns?? Also, make sure whatever snacks you put in are in factory sealed bags. There are often sugar ants that will swarm things that aren’t sealed.
I love the postcard idea! So sweet!
Post # 13
@bakerella: thanks! i found postcards i can order for $1 each on zazzle.com. and the ones i am writing my message on, i can personalize them with our wedding names and wedding date at no extra charge!
i like these other ideas too, aloe lotion etc. i guess i will see what my funds permit!
oh and when you say factory sealed bags, i was thinking pre-wrapped granola bars – that’s properly sealed, right?
Post # 14
@dynamic_duo: Exactly. If your rooms have bar fridges, I would maybe let your guests know to put the snacks in the bar fridge just in case. If anyone has a ground floor or low floor room it’s likely more of a risk, but anything like a granola bar or chips that’s in its original sealed wrapper will likely be fine. If you were going to bring say homemade granola in a ziploc or twist tied bag I would say no, but it sounds like you’re going the safe route!
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- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
We did personlized water bottles also and our guests loved them! Those and the OOT bags my mother-in-law hand sewed got the most use.