(Closed) Destination wedding ( checklist)

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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.

Good luck!!

Post # 4
2066 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
2551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@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 # 7
2551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@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…. 

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