Post # 1
I have a ton of guests coming from out of town for the wedding (150+) I really want to do something nice for everyone, but can’t decide on just what.
I’ve thought about getting a bottle of local wine for each room but I’m having an open bar reception so is that too much booze?
I also don’t know how much to spend if I just get a box of goodies and water bottles? What is reasonable to put in a welcome gift?
Post # 3
At my friend’s wedding, we received bottles of water, snacks, and a little note from the bride and groom. It was plenty for me! 🙂 No need to break the bank or booze-up your guests before the reception. 😉
Post # 4
P.S. Welcome to Weddingbee!
Post # 5
I think that a personal note from you and the groom, along with a schedule of weekend events, visitor guides for the area, bottled water, pain reliever (morning after) and a snack is a great welcome bag. If you can do more then consider: sunscreen, lip balm, or some type of local themed item.
Post # 6
i always love getting the welcome bag full of snacks when i go to weddings!
Post # 7
i agree with arizonabride=) bottle of water, some snacks, tylenol/motrin, and maybe some visitor guides, or maybe something that is special about the town that your guests will be staying in (i rmemeber one of the posts i was reading said that they’re putting philly ‘love’ magnets in the welcome bag since it’ll be in philly)…
Post # 8
Now that its harder to travel with liquids, the water bottles and maybe some nice lotion or something. Snacks are always good, if microwaves are in the room, popcorn is easy!
Post # 10
We had green and yellow bags (our colors) with stickers on the front that had our monogram and said “Welcome to Lake Oconee” (where we got married) with our wedding date. Inside the bags we had crab chips (to represent MD, where I’m from), granola bars, mini bottles of water, candy and for the kids we had animal crackers. We also had a welcome postcard that thanked our guests for coming and wishing them a good time in Georgia. Then we included an itinerary for the weekend with the time of the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony,cocktail hour and reception and the day after brunch. We also included an envelope that had directions to the site for each event. Our guests really loved them! Here is the sticker we had on our bag and the welcome postcard….
Post # 11
I just did mine. I bought these bags that had our wedding date printed on them from orientaltrading.com. Super cheap! Then we put 2 bottles of water, 2 packages of peanut butter crackers, 2 snack packs of cookies, a bottle of asprin (target had little bottles for $1 in their travel section) a welcome card that we had printed on vistaprint.com for free! (used the free business postcard option) an information guide to CT which we got at a travel stop for free and a local item to CT, PEZ! They are made here so we thought it was a cute little gift 🙂