(Closed) Out of Town Guests – Gifts in Hotel Rooms

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t know about etiquette but our guests certainly appreciated it!

We did “out of town” baskets for people who stayed over the night before the wedding. They had little splits of champagne, chex mix, candy, batteries for their camera, coloring books for the kids, wisp disposable toothbrushes in case they forgot theirs, emergen-c, water bottles, advil, crystal light to-go packs, things like that.


Post # 4
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think it’s a great idea, but I’ve never had a gift in my hotel room as a wedding guest. I had never even heard of this until weddingbee.

Post # 5
5797 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

They are a nice to have. I think its cute to put local products in the bags (i.e. my guests are getting Oranges).

Post # 6
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant

I wouldn’t regard gifts as “etiquette” exactly.  We provided the front desk with boxes to be handed to our guests as they arrived, but just provided snacks and a map of the city.  I think that champagne, glasses and chocolate is wonderful if it fits in your budget, but I think a smaller gift would still be fine.  Plus, if your guests don’t drink, ir don’t like champagne, you don’t want to waste the money on a gift that won’t be used!

Post # 7
1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve heard of out-of-town bags, but certainly not containing anythign that fancy. Usually a couple of bottles of water, some maps of the city, brochures about things to do, M&Ms, etc. I wouldn’t expect champagne. Not sure what we are doing with this because 85% of our list is from Out of Town and they are all staying at different hotels (we can’t get a block anywhere). Might be too hard to track everyone down.

Post # 8
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

this is definitely not etiquette, but it’s a nice thing to do if your budget allows for it. some hotels will charge you a fee per bag to deliver, though. include a couple bottles of water, some snacks, maps, things to do.

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