Post # 1
If you’ve ever received these, or if you are planning to make these your self, what are the best items you’ve ever heard of for welcome baskets??
i got a bottle of wine once that was in mine, but i think i might have appreciated the water even more!
Post # 3
Water, candy and a small bag of chips. I’ve also received wine, a shot glass with a Texan saying on it and a bandana while attending an event in Texas. I could have lived without those things, especially since we didn’t check our luggage and couldn’t bring the wine home with us.
Post # 4
oh and aspirin of course, too!
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii
water, antibacterial lotion (bath and body works), sunblock, cookies, local candy are a few of my favorite welcome basket goodies. 🙂
Post # 6
Snacks and water are always good because those are the things you want in your hotel room late at night but never have. My Mother-In-Law put together baskets for guests at our wedding and gave everyone bottles of wine… like PP mentioned, this is not the best idea because most guests don’t have checked bags or may not have room in their bags if they did happen to check some.
Post # 7
Water might not seem the most original, but as PP said water is what you want after a night of dancing and partying. Sweet and salty snacks.
Also Bandaids are great, you always need them and never have them.
Same with some Tylonal and Advil.
Post # 8
Welcome baskets are a pretty big deal for me. I am hosting 9 families for a 2 day event and every family is staying in their own cottage. Except for one dinner out at the restaurant, the meals are being cooked on-site bit i still wanted folks to have things to snack on in their cottage.
My welcome baskets will include
2 bottles of water
Baked potato chips
Fresh ground coffee (with cream in the fridge)
A bottle of their favourite booze (tequila for mum, scotch for dad and so on)
Map/Brochure of the Island
A poem that we are using in the ceremony all prettied up in the reception theme
A letter introducing everyone to everyone (with little fun facts about each person)
Post # 9
@Mollytov: Yes! Sunscreen! If you are having an outdoor wedding this is a must! Sunburned guests are not going to want to dance all night. Also if you are having an outdoor wedding during the summer, those dollar store folding fans are prefect for keeping cool.
Post # 10
Water, candy/snacks and Advil. Also recently went to an Out of Town wedding and they put a mini map of the town and local hot spots. Helped us on downtime on Saturday (wedding Sunday night) find places to eat and how to get around easily.
Post # 11
@Mrs. Meowerson: Nail Clipper, thread and a needle