(Closed) OOT / Welcome Bags

posted 7 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Are my welcome bags adequate?
    Yes - that's plenty! : (31 votes)
    100 %
    No - you need to add more (suggestions below). : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I think it sounds great! Out of Town bags are meant to be a nice gesture and give your Out of Town guests a bit of comfort on their trip. They’re not meant to stress you out or be your biggest focus. If I were a guest, I’d be plenty pleased. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Sounds good to me ๐Ÿ™‚ Only thing I would consider adding is a welcome note or something like that to welcome and thank your guests for attending your big day!

    Post # 5
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    A welcome note and a bottle of wine?? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    Well you certainly out did me! We’re not doing Out of Town bags, but I think only two of our guests are true OOTers, so I don’t feel too bad. These sound awesome!

    Post # 7
    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    That sounds like plenty! We did bags and our include water, chips, peanut butter crackers, granola bars, advil, airheads, and some other color coordinated candy my Future Mother-In-Law found.

    Adding a Thank you note is a great idea though!

    Post # 8
    1192 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @bee_elle: I was wondering how you get the oot bags into their hotel room? I am getting married in Vegas so everyone willbe from out of town including us  lol.. and some arrive the same day as we do and some arrive on the actual day of the wedding… We also need to get a gift into the Best Mans room will they let me in there a few hours before he checks in?

    Post # 10
    1192 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @bee_elle: Ok I think I will try that… We have people staying at 3 different hotels right now in Vegas…

    Post # 11
    6065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I agree with the suggestion of a welcome note. I will have 20 guest baskets to make for out-of-towners, and Im going to write a personalized card for each of them…totally not necessary, but I wanted to do that since they are traveling so far.

    Post # 12
    55 posts
    Worker bee

    I also think it is enough. I would add tissues to the bag.

    Post # 13
    4193 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    That’s a really great bag! If it’s not already planned, I’d recommend adding transit info, a schedule (if someone’s invited to rehearsal dinner, etc.), and cell phone numbers for bride/groom/family. 

    Post # 14
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee

    Sounds like plenty! And maybe if you know that someone has an allergy (add benedryl or something), a kid (small toy & juice box) they are bringing with, has a medical thing (list of local emergency nubmers and location of hospital), just a little something extra that is like wow – this is JUST for me!

    Or maybe even including those in general (really cheap) then that’s perfect! If anything to for sure add is emergency local numbers and locations of hospitals, *just* in case (I know I’m accident prone so I would want that information! lol!).

    But even if you don’t add anything, that’s perfect!  A PP said it – it’s not your main concern, so no worries! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Oh, or if you have a special Out of Town guest like in-laws or a bridal party member, def. a hand-written note!)

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