(Closed) OOT bag ideas – post yours!

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 17
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ijustrockout – Awesome, thanks 🙂

Post # 18
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow some of you bees did a LOT in these bags!

We did one bag per room/couple and included

-welcome postcard that I made from VistaPrint with thank you message

-itinerary with welcome dinner, wedding ceremony/reception and day after brunch

-list of local restaurants, stores and nearby hospital

-2 granola bars, 2 mini water bottles, handful of mini candy bars, crab chips

Post # 19
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Some things I was thinking of for our Out of Town bags (we are hoping to have a destination wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica) are sunblock (maybe personalized if budget allows), flip flops, welcome note/itinerary, small Jamaica guide, arm floaties for kids, water wallets, personalized koozies (too keep drinks cool), frisbee or beach ball; crossword puzzle, immodium, personalized water bottles.

Post # 21
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@ijustrockout: I would do one per room. If you know two girl friends are sharing a room then I would give them each one.

I haven’t done mine yet but here are some of my “must haves”

  • Water
  • Juice
  • Aspirin and anti-diarrhea
  • Popcorn (f the rooms have microwaves)
  • Guidebook of things we like to do, our favorite restaurants.
  • Itinerary
  • Bottle of wine and plastic glasses (if our budget will allow us)

Post # 22
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Thats a lot of ideas up there.

I think a themed Out of Town bag is always a good idea. A personalized DIY bag with some goodies are great. If you can add one or two local items, that would make it even better. Some ideas for what to include in a Out of Town wedding gift bag are here. The list is too long to post here.


My favorites are

  • Pastries or cookies from a local bakery
  • A disposable camera
  • Mini lint rollers. Perfect for dark suits and dresses

Post # 23
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you should put your Out of Town goodies in a cheapie sand bucket, you know the cute ones you play with when you are a kid at the beach?!  I just saw them for $1 at Michaels!


As for ours, we are doing a Michigan theme, where the wedding is, and they will include products from Michigan:

-Faygo Pop

-Bettermade Chips

-Mackinac Island Fudge

-Kelloggs cereal

-MacIntosh Apples

And of course a packet with info and a map, etc.


I love the idea of including local goodies, to get your guests to experience the local culture/fare!

Post # 24
3374 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love putting in postcards from the city that your wedding is in.

Post # 25
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I really like the postcard idea too!


We are doing a lot of the “typical” stuff, BUT, we are also putting in 2 mini-bottles of rum and 2 mini-cans of coke!  We want everyone to start the weekend with the right attitude 🙂

Post # 26
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am doing the typical water, snacks, itinerary/welcome note, etc. but definitely also adding mini tubes of sunscreen (beach wedding) and ibuprofen!  We really wanted to do minibottles of alcohol but were told that our hotel wouldn’t allow it – bummer =(

Post # 27
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

So many great ideas!!! I think I might be going overboard. =(  I’m not sure whats good/whats not, or unnecessary.   My wedding is in caesar’s in las vegas.  I’m adding some vegas-ness to the bag, but not too much.  I’m also bearing in mind that I am transporting everything there from philly.  And starting early so the cost is spread out.

-personalized gift bags

-personalized playing cards


-personalized poker chip & few ordinary ones

-welcome greeting card



-personal soaps/sanitzers


-mini picture frame with “thank you” framed in several different languages

-luggage tags

-some candies/mints


-pen/paper set


thoughts? opinions? suggestions?

Post # 28
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@MASPA: I would include granola bars, oatmeal packets, dry ceral, nuts, dried fruit, candy bars, chips, popcorn (if the rooms have microwaves), fresh fruit.

When I went to vegas there we no grocery stores within walking distance and we always had to eat out. It does get pretty old… I would add some food.

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