(Closed) is it rude not to have OOT bags?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
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1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If Fiance wants them, he can do them, if not- don’t worry about it.  I’ve both received and not received them, and it’s not a big deal for me either way!

Post # 18
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442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@MyFavouriteChords  That’s my thought on the bags as well. Maybe it’s a regional thing, but I’m definitely used to having them, and really appreciate that water and those snacks when I’m getting ready. Maps and a list of local restaurants are also really useful depending on the wedding location.

If you can’t do it, don’t sweat it, no one will (or should) think you rude. But if you can throw something super low-key together… it can make a difference in your guest experience.

Post # 19
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945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve stressed about this too, glad to see that many who posted here are not doing Out of Town bags! 🙂

Post # 20
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273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

About 95% of our wedding guests are from Out of Town – as much as I love getting a nice Out of Town bag, we are not doing it.  It was such a RELIEF!

Part of the reason for us is that we could not get a large room block at one specific hotel, so our guests are staying at over 8 different hotels (logistical nightmare).  Most of the hotels were charging crazy costs ($5-$8/bag) to distribute them and it just seemed like it was not worth it.  It is definitely not rude.

We are hosting a Welcome Cocktail event as well as a Farewell brunch – more than enough.  If anyone is rude enough to ask if there are Out of Town bags (because I wouldn’t be surprised given the random questions I’ve gotten thus far), I’ll let them know the ‘extra’ events are the replacement.

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