What to include in hotel welcome bags?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My favorite bag to this day included: aspirin, lint roller, mints, trail mix and hair ties. Also water bottles. And of course directions or anything to do if guests are not familiar with tHe area. I loved when my friend put a note in about good places to eat for brunch near the hotel, as well as things to do. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@engleman10513:  mine included:

 

a welcome card with detailed info regarding the hhotel maps/brochures for the local aarea bottled water

peanuts

pretzels

mints

chocolate

granola bar

 

people loved them! 

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I am in the bay area so my fmaily and friends coming from overseas really have a hard time with the drier wheather so I will be including the following:

1. Lip Balm

2. Lotion

3. Water (sparkling water)

4. Kleenex the small packs

5. Advil

6. Ghirardelli Chocolates

7. Chips

8. Individual packs of nuts/trail mix

9. Hand sanitizer

10. personal thank you note

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mine have: honey mustard pretzels, chips, granola bar, homemade chocolate chip cookies (thanks mom!), lifesaver mints, mini pack of advil, tea bags, and purell hand wipes. It also includes an itinerary with recommendations for restaurants in the area and local attractions, as well as a personal note to guests. I ordered most of my stuff on amazon and it was so convinient and shipped right to my door.

Another creative idea I saw was to include a postcard from the area where the wedding takes place, that is already stamped, so that the guest can send the postcard to a friend or family member.

I also saw some cute DIY do not disturb signs – that may say something like “Do Not Disturb…Recovering from John and Jane’s wedding” I liked that idea too, though I’m sure guests won’t use them and it may be a waste of time to make.

I also love when you include local products to give ppl some of the local flavor. If there is a special cookie or snack food or something from your area that is a cool touch.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@happilyengaged4:  Love that postcard idea!!! Brilliant. I was going to add (before I read your comment) that we are doing the do not disturb signs… but you are probably right. Not a lot of people would use them, and at this point I am trying to avoid wasting time on things that are useless and add no value to the overall wedding! hmmmm… will have to think about this one more!

We are adding some local items, as while as some things from the country we’re living in and the country my FI is from. I’m excited to make them!! 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We included:

  • One can or regular coke, one of diet coke
  • Vodka and rum nip bottle
  • 2 water bottles
  • candy
  • snacks (granola bars)
  • mints/gum
  • hand sanitizer
  • metro map
  • welcome packet with info about what to do, how to get around, where to eat, etc

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I had all these grand plans about what to put in, but I’m doing it a bit bare-bones cause that shit adds up!

– 2 water bottles (ughhh I hate this, I’m super anti plastic water bottles, but I guess being a good hostess comes first)

– a couple granola bars

– a couple packs of cheez-its

– a couple packs of 2 advil

– a few purell sanitizing wipes

– welcome letter with wedding weekend itinerary, maps, recommendations on what to do

Stuff I skipped:  mini sunscreens, chapstick, home-baked cookies

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I made a welcome booklet that has a timeline, directions, some puzzles, where things are, hospital, walmart, grocery stores, pharmacy, liquor store, etc., interesting facts of the area. 

I also made door hangers and water bottle labels. 

My plan is to put 2 bottles of water along with those crystal light packets. Those little boxes of cereal, some advil/tylenol, the booklet and the door hangers. Maybe some other snacks because everyone loves food. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m adding all the essentials (water, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, maps, thank u note) plus squirt guns, frisbees, and umbrella straws. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I am having a beach wedding in July and will have almost half my guests coming from 1,000 miles away from the midwest. Any ideas of what to include in a hotel welcome bag for this type of wedding? I would like to do the mini alchohol bottles, but my fiance’s family is fairly conservative! Mine, on the other hand, isn’t.. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated!!!Smile

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