(Closed) If you traveled far to a wedding…

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Chocolate, a bottle of wine, and some nice body wash and body lotion!


Post # 4
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I wouldn’t expect a welcome bag, but I recently traveled 6-7 hours for a wedding and in their welcome bags they left 2 bottles of water, various granola bars and fruit snacks, and other snacky foods.


The wedding and reception was in a small town in South Dakota, so it would have been pointless to leave a map or list of things to do, but I imagine that would be nice if you were in a bigger city.

Post # 6
7414 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@wabanzi:  some wine, chocolate, water, snack nuts..

Post # 7
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

I know I’m in the minority on this subject but, honestly, I don’t need or want a welcome bag.

I think it’s just an unnecessary expense for the couple. Most couples are on a tight wedding budget and I’d rather have them use that money for themselves… honeymoon, attire budget or even gifts for each other… whatever they want to spend it on.

I can buy my own water, snacks etc. and I can “google” area attractions. Spend the money on each other!

Like I said… in the minority!


Post # 8
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Great thread! I’m wondering the same myself for our bags.

I’m going to say water, trail mix, some candy bars, cookies, and maybe potato chips?

Junk food, basically.

Post # 9
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wouldn’t expect one, and honestly if it had a bunch of stuff I couldn’t eat, I’d throw most of it out. But maps, info about transportation, and food suggestions would be appreciated. 

Post # 10
8499 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Snacks, wine (maybe a mini one?), bottled water, tylenol.

Post # 11
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I once got one in a simple reusable bag with an image of the location of the wedding screenprinted on it.  I relly enjoyed that, and the bottles of water.

Post # 12
4144 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t really care for bags like that. Leave me a bottle of wine and a corkscrew lol

Post # 13
3201 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

When I had to travel for my cousins wedding, their welcome bags had a bag of coffee, a travel mug and a note. They had a somewhat early wedding, so the coffe and the travel mug were nice. Plus, they are big coffee drinkers and the theme of their wedding was like a cafe or bistro. 


Post # 14
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’ve never heard of a welcome bag for out of town guests…is this a common thing? I’m having quite a few out of town guests at our wedding…probably at least 20. We travelled to the other side of the country for a wedding last summer and didn’t get a welcome bag, so I’m thinking maybe it’s not a big thing everywhere.

Post # 15
1075 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

Nothing. I’m already getting a reception and getting to see my friends get married, and that’s more than enough.

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