(Closed) DW Welcome Bag

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@IUrebekah3RT:  im debating this and i cant decide.we are all staying at an all inclusive eo i wouldnt do snacks or water (unless they were v special snacks).im thinking info wise -itinerary, contact details, local map and activities. but little gift wise…no idea

any ideas so far?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We did wecome bags, and they were a huge hit! We put a snack from Darling Husband hometown (Garret’s popcorn – by far the crowd favorite), a snack from my hometown (sturgis pretzels), 2 mini cans of soda (1 coke and 1 diet coke), and 2 mini bottle of rum (1 spiced rum, 1 coconut rum).  We also included a letter thanking everyone that came, a schedule (telling folks where each event would be and when the bus would pick them up), and a DIY door knob hanger that said “Quiet please – we are still recovering from the Rock Hugger’s wedding!”

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’re doing a Destination Wedding (in the states 🙂  Our will be at an Inn on an olive orchard in wine country.

So, our Welcome baskets will have a bottle of wine, wine glasses, a cork screw, and a bottle of local olives.  We’ll also have a welcome note and perhaps an itinerary.  I’d also LOVE to make the door hanger thing If I can find a tutorial that spells it out a lot more than the ones I’ve seen. 🙂

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Great idea..things I would include…hangover kit,first aid kit, welcome letter,mini cookies,sm bag of chips or cheese its.,2 cups,key and money holder on lanyard.Got these off bestdestinationweddings!!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Great idea..things I would include…hangover kit,first aid kit, welcome letter,mini cookies,sm bag of chips or cheese its.,2 cups,key and money holder on lanyard.Got these off bestdestinationweddings!! One bag per room if a couple and singles get their own….

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Great idea..things I would include…hangover kit,first aid kit, welcome letter,mini cookies,sm bag of chips or cheese its.,2 cups,key and money holder on lanyard.Got these off bestdestinationweddings!! One bag per room if a couple and singles get their own….

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am doing a destination wedding in Hawaii. I am thinking I will do welcome bags. For now I am thinking of including snacks and water (something local) in addition to maps and a list of things to do. I’m not sure what else to put in them. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m from Michigan, Darling Husband is from Maine, we live in NYC, and most of our guests traveled to come to our Maine wedding.  Based on it’s location in Maine, I felt his home state was very well represented, and wanted to put some “Michigan” into our welcome bags.  We did one bag per room, and it had a welcome letter with a map and info on transit (we had a shuttle to take people to/from the wedding, and we also had a post wedding brunch), suggestions for things to do, etc.  We also gave them a small bag of Better Made chips (a Michigan favorite), Faygo “pop” (another Michigan favorite), a whoopie pie (a Maine favorite), a bag of dried blueberries and cherries with a cute “Michigan cherries and Maine blueberries” label that I made (they were actually from Costco– shhh! but we did use a type of cherry that is grown in Michigan), as well as granola bars.  People said nice things about our bags after the fact.  I wish we’d thought of the door sign idea!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@IUrebekah3RT:  We bought white paper bags from a bulk online source (I forget which one, but there are a bunch out there if you google it).  We also got sticker paper for our printer and printed out our wedding logo (big circles) to stick on each bag….we tied them together with curling ribbon in our wedding colors.

I had grand plans to do canvas bags with a cloth-based logo…which got scrapped as we ran out of time.  In the end, no one cared about the bags (and we saved a bunch of $$ on not buying canvas bags). 

Also, we did one bag per couple!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We are buying beach bags with jamaica logo (not sure where to get them from just yet) and filling them with a welcome letter, personalized water bottles, activity booklet, map of jamaica, first aid kit and a few local snacks

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

if your dw is somewhere hot, how about a little tube of sunscreen?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We aren’t doing welcome bags, but if you want to, more power to ya! We’re staying at an all-inclusive though, so there isn’t really much information needed to be given out.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am doing them for my vegas wedding.  I didn’t put any food or anything.  I know people say you should but as I have to carry it on the plane, I only have limited space. 

I have for mine: maps, things to do list, thank you card, wedding day itinerary, notepad, playing cards, luggage tags, personalized poker chips, an “emergency” kit (advil, tums, bobby pins, etc).  I know I’m missing a few things.  A lot of the things I purchased were personalized including the bags themselves.

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