(Closed) need input on oot bags since ya'll are from everywhere else.

posted 4 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We’re having a destination wedding in Dublin and we’re also doing Out of Town bags. I’ve never been to Alaska, but maybe our “template” may help you out:

City map – for local attractions

Weekend itinerary – for multiple events

Water bottle – always nice after a long flight

Irish soda bread – local savory snack

Mini jam/honey jars – a sweet addition for the bread

So there you have it! Of course you’d probably want to replace the bread and jam with something more specific to Alaska, but perhaps this’ll help get you started.

Post # 3
8880 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

is there a local snack or food item that you can only get in alaska.  what is alaska known for?  i would put that in the bag plus some bottles of water, gum, other snacks, a welcome letter, and anything else you deep appropriate for the weekend.

Post # 4
2517 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Akbridezilla:  I’m still on the fence about oot bags.  I will likely do them.  I had planned on putting a map, inserts for local attractions (ones I’ve been to and I’d actually recommend), directions to the nearest large shopping centre (I know some of our guests will want to buy North American brands they can’t get at home.  So this will be used!) Some treats (homemade, not neccessarily unique to Canada, but family favourites) and gatorade.  The resort we are staying at has fruit infused water all over the place.  It’s delicious.  So plain water wouldn’t be as attractive.  But gatorade for the morning after?  That’s going to be needed. 

Post # 5
2848 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’d put something personal in there that lists your favorite things to do and your favorite local restaurants (assuming they’ll have meals on their own)….  I love to eat at local restaurants!

Post # 6
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If there is a particular treat or small item that you love that is local to your town or to Alaska, that would be great. Alternatively, my parents went on a cruise to Alaska a few years ago and brought me back some “glacier bath salts” – I thought that was amazing, since I’ve never seen a glacier before – maybe something like that?

Post # 7
1634 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Snack- somethibg local and something yummy

Water or Gatorade

Restaurant recommendations for breakfast lunch and dinner…2 to 3 of each max.

Directions or list of addresses for events you are hosting

A number to someone (not bride or groom or parents of bride or groom) to call in case I need something- directions, event time check, or to say emergency is happening and relay the info etc

Points of interest recommendations with price of admission and times…max 3

Post # 8
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Akbridezilla:  Something with a polar bear or grizzly on it.  I also like the idea of something with a glacier theme.  I’ve seen photos and they’re beautiful.  My assistant is out there on a cruise right now and I am so jealous!

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