Post # 1
Hello bees I was just wondering what am I missing on my checklist that I need to travel with me on my wedding day. I also was wondering did ypu do welcome bags ?? If so what did you end up doing. I need to travel with all this to the resort and have 88 guest.
Jewelry braclet, earrings, necklace
Mom and dad gift
Guest book and ink and baby wipes
Cd for music at church
Money for photographer / flowers / video
Rings ( bands)
Crystal jewelry box
Lasso y arras
grandma rosary and bolero
Makeup/ hair tools
Cris suit and extra shirt
Camera and camcorder
Glasses and cake cutter for toast
Paper documents for priest and marriage lic
Bag for envelopes
Makeup pouch with touch up makeup
Post # 3
@GlamMeup: I am doing welcome bags, but I don’t have a large guest list like you do, I have only 10 invited guests. I am doing a canvas bag, with a welcome tag with our names. And I will be putting some “local” items in the bag. a map, an itenary of events, bottled water, lip balm, and sun screen.
It looks like you have everything else covered.
Due to a larger amount of guests maybe go for a nice paper shopping style bag? Otherwise you will be spending $$$$ just for the bag, and still have to fill the bag.
Post # 4
i’m not getting married until february but we are doing welcome bags and have about the same amount of guests as you.
i purchased bags from creative bag (not sure if they have this in the US) but they were about $0.90 each and they’re nice… woven fabric. I am going to be stamping them with a custom stamp I had made on Etsy to say ‘welcome to our wedding’.
They will be filled with a map of the resort (indicating our ceremony/reception locations) as well as a booklet that has a thank you, all the info for the wedding day, and guest photos/intros. in the bag there is going to be tylenol, diamode, burn cream (from Northern Safety online), a deck of cards, a pack of gum, lip balm (bulkapothecary.com), and a tumbler that we had custom made that says “till death do us party”.
we are bringing all the centrepiece stuff (minus vases & flowers), paper lanterns, balloons, table cloths, ceremony decor, all the gifts, sparklers… basically… everything. it is going to be so expensive/torture to carry down. haha. i can’t think of anything else to add to your list!
Post # 5
@GlamMeup: We did welcome bags but we only had 4 guests (2 couples). We added in the usual medicinal stuff in a rebranded crystal light container (tylenol, dramamine, pepto, bandaids, tums, spf chapstick, aloe gel, etc), I picked up some random activity stuff & packaged it all together with a big ribbon & bow (activity books, sudoku, word search, small journal & pens), I got some fun beachy stuff from the dollar store (tube floats- which everyone used at some point- beach balls, and mini water guns to make the all-inclusive tequila shots more fun). We also included a few items specific to the event & resort (schedule of activities, map of the island we were on, a handy spanish translation guide with some coupons in the back for snorkeling & diving)…
We packed it all up in custom made bags from vistaprint that said “Deje mi corazon en Isla Mujeres” and had a map of Mexico with a heart over the island. With that many guests that would be a huge expense so I would have used the gift type paper bags maybe with a stamp & some ribbon?
Post # 6
@thumpurr: Omg thank you ladies, I love the map idea so I think I will be doing that along with going to Michaels and buying some small bags and putting together small little things such as lip balm and sun screen. I was also thinking of small tequila bottles but that can get expensive. Wish me luck I’m planning to do this all today 🙂
Post # 7
@GlamMeup: I’m not sure where your Destination Wedding is located but I would look into entry requirements regarding all your goods for the gift bags. I know Mexico entry requirements were severly limited on alcohol (I think 2 bottles maybe?) and most other goods they could consider “possible retail” are limited to a certain # per person going through customs so you might need to split stuff up between you & Fiance…. But I would def. look into the alcohol requirements as those are usually pretty strict….
Post # 8
@BeckyS0: Thanks Becky 🙂 , we are getting married in playa del Carmen and we are going to be there a few days earlier the most of our guest. So I was planning to buy the liq in the town there 🙂 . I know taking things there can cause a bit of an issue.