(Closed) Ideas for out of town bags??? lets get creative!

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
2540 posts
Sugar bee

I would definitely go with a beach theme if that’s what your wedding is. A few ideas: some water bottles with a personalized label on them, one of those mini-fan thingys, lip balm, postcards.

A bag like this would be super cute!


Post # 7
7294 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i got mini canvas bags to put all my welcome gifts in and had them personalized with “Jamaica” on them.  they were similar to these here. i just can’t find the exact ones i used anymore.



and these go on sale all the time, so i would not buy them at regular price.  Some of my guests used the bags on the beach all week!

Post # 8
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

these bags are all cute, thanks! 🙂

Post # 9
1713 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I used actual beach pails for my Out of Town. Double purposed so the kids (and the big kids) can play on the beach. We also put in things like

tea packets

mini wine bottles

our favorite candies

our favorite cookies

word search and pen


skipping rope for the kids

sewing kits

kleenex packet

custom painted water bottles

Tourism info



Ok so it might not all fit in the one bucket so big families may get 2.

Post # 10
775 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My only concern with using actual sand pails is if your guests are flying, those take up a lot of precious room I luggage. I think the idea is adorable, but bags that can be folded down might be more traveller-friendly.

Post # 11
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  There are so many cute ideas for a destination wedding Out of Town bag! Just remember, you do have to transport everything. I love the idea of sand pails, but that might make traveling a bit difficult.

  I would definitely try to include something special to where you’re getting married. For example, if you were in Key West, I’d do something with Key Lime candy. That also might take a bit of finagling once you’re down there, and it may not be something you’re wanting to deal with.

  No matter what, I am always a fan for including asprin/ibuprofen in one of the bags! It’s always needed :-). I love the idea of a water bottle, or one of those cups with the hard plastic straw and lid. My friend’s sister has a Cricut machine, and she bought stuff to make them personalized. They turned out really cute! I don’t know how many bags you have to make, or your budget, but that is an option. I love those because they hold the ice longer and there’s a lid, so you don’t have to worry about sand getting in your drink.

Post # 12
1713 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Most of our guests are driving but we do expect a few of our buckets to be left behind.


Post # 13
12 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m just doing siple kraft bags that I embossed with starfish stamps.


I’m adding candies,snacks, mini sunscreen (in the travel section of walmart) and I found mini hand sanitzers at bath & body works that are in tropical/beach scents. Not super creative, but better than plain smelling purell =)

Post # 14
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

Bottle of water (if it is a location that is really warm, then a bottle of a sports drink is nice), snacks (cookies, chips, crackers, granolabars, something local from your wedding location), sunblock, flip flops (look at Old Navy when there is a sale), local maps/activities booklets, Tylenol, a welcome letter and itinerary.

Post # 15
532 posts
Busy bee

I have this saved in my inspiration pics, they are door knob hangers. I think they are a cute, personalized item to throw in the Out of Town bags!


Post # 16
2413 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

beach towels?

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