Post # 1
I’m going to be making Out of Town bags for my guests (eventually, just getting ideas together now), and I don’t know how many to make.
Do I make them for each Out of Town guest or by family/room?
There will be some staying at family’s houses, do I give one to them too?
Post # 3
I too am doing Out of Town bags for our Jamaica wedding. I am doing a bag for each guest. I am including flip flops, a beach towel, some sunscreen, rum, etc…
I would do bag for each guest (minus children) Makes them feel apart of the wedding ya know?
Post # 4
We aren’t inviting “kids”. Our age “limit” is 14 and older, most of the family’s is about 16 and older. They all will be getting favors at the reception too.
Post # 5
I’m doing a Destination Wedding wedding too….we’re planning on doing Out of Town bags per room/couple and doubling some items (similar to MrsCox) like the rum and flip flops 🙂
It looks like we might only have a small guest list, so we might just do individual bags…
Post # 6
I would do big bags for each room. That way you have fewer to deliver but you can put things for both guests.
Post # 7
We did one per room, with the appropriate number of items in each. if we had two couples in one big room, we’d put two in the room. I considered couples/families as one, and any singles as one and would put as many as needed in each room.
Nice work with your Out of Town bag by the way! i’d love one with rum, towels, and flops!
Post # 8
I didn’t know which answer to choose, since we’re doing something in between. We’re giving one bag to each couple / family, and one bag to each single person. A lot of our single friends are sharing hotel rooms, but I still think it’s important that each single person gets their own bag. The bags are nice tote bags, and I don’t want 2 friends to have to argue over who gets to take the bag home at the end of the weekend. People who live together (couples / families), who are headed home to the same house at the end of the weekend only get one bag… although we will up the amount of supplies (water, snacks, etc) that are in the bag according to the number of people who will be sharing it.
Post # 9
honestly, our bags ended up being pretty weak…we just ran out of money!
We gave them one per room with some snacks and lots of information on local activities plus all the wedding info. Plus, we gave them some Texas postcards with postage. We asked them to send us one in the next year and use the other (2 I think) however they want.
Since we also provided small reception favors, dinner & open bar at the wedding (wouldn’t have been expected by a lot of my family) plus all out of towners were invited to a catered rehearsal dinner…I don’t think they felt slighted!
Post # 10
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
We are doing one bag per couple/room but for somethings like mugs we are doing two items in each bag so each person gets one.