Post # 1
I’ve been wanting to do Out of Town bags, but my problems is coming up with ideas for them. What should be including, what should they look like, should they go with a theme?
We live in a beach area, so I wasn’t sure if I should do them beach themed(though the wedding isn’t themed beach.) The wedding doesn’t really have a really “Theme” it is kinda of a blue and platinum colored with bows and ribbons used as a lot of accents. Also using theatre as a kind of theme, being that me and FH both met at school while we were working on our theatre degrees. lol!
Thanks for any help!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Maybe you could use beach pails/buckets to hold non-beach-themed items — just the “traditional” Out of Town goodies?
Post # 4
You could just put local things in the bags/pails. It doesn’t neccessarily have to be a theme.
Post # 5
maps of the area and brochures are always a good idea. We threw in some candy, chips, water and lots of other random stuff. You don’t need to do anything expensive either!
Post # 6
What is popular in your area besides the beach? You can add them to the bags.
For instance, Mike & Ikes are made in my hometown and Wilbur Bud chocolates are made in my FI’s hometown so I will be including them, bottled water, other homemade sweets as well as brochures for places around the area.
Post # 7
Oh and we threw in some advil packets. Those were a big hit!
Post # 8
Essential – maps, water, first aid kit (or hangover kit)
- cookies in a local flavor ( im doing key lime cookies since its florida)
- liqour bottle with a drink recipe attached ( i.e. Im Cuban so we are including a bottle of Bacardi rum with mojito recipe attached)
- local coffee
- sunscreen if they might be going to the beach
- gift card to local restaurant in area ( enough for a breakfast or something)
Post # 9
I thinkthe essentials are good like maps, water, snacks. Will it be during a warm time? You can include sunscreen or flip flops. You can make a newsletter and suggest some places for them to go.
Post # 10
Some snacks are good too- fruit snacks, chips, granola bars, fun sized candy. 100 calorie packs are no-fail! 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle
Local treats are always a hit!
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Anything edible is always a hit, or at least with me! :p
Oh, and bottled water, because typically hotel water tastes funny.