Post # 1
I was thinking making out of town bags for our guests. But we didn’t want to break the bank on what we put inside….What are you thinking? Most people are just staying one night – but we still wanted to do something special!
What would you put in the bags? Any ideas where to get free samples? Our theme is "beachy" so we wanted to incorporate that somehow.
What type of bags would you use? Any ideas on cheap-o websites?
Much love –
Post # 3
You can get maps and travel guides from the local CVB. We also made a newsletter that had information on the bridal party and a map to the events plus a fun crossword puzzle. Water, if you get it from Costco or BJs is pretty cheap and you can make your own label to put around it. Cookies are always fun too, but if you don’t feel like baking and making packs of them, you can always buy bulk snacks at Costco and split them up and put them in the bags.
Post # 4
If they are going to be outside for any extended period of time, you may consider packets of sunscreen and aloe vera (in case of sunburns). I second the cookie (or other treat) and water; the maps/guides and newsletter are nice ideas too. Fans, coupons/passes for local restaraunts or sites (sometimes these places give locals a discount), pens, and stationary are a few other options. All should be pretty easy to tie in to your theme.
Post # 5
Have you looked through the bees blogs. This one by Mrs Lemon came out very nicely.
Post # 6
My favorite has a lot of great suggestions! We included a local treat – Buckeyes in ours, also some packets of Motrin/Advil for the post-celebrations hangovers. I found some cute note cards in the $1 section at Michael’s in our wedding colors and picked up a few of those for us to had write welcome notes to each of our guests and but in the boxes. We also did pretzels, gum and the previously mention vistors information from the local travel bureau.
Post # 7
we doing water bottles, advil, handmade soap, lotion, lip balm (etsy.com). We have a choc. factory out here and thay had a semi-annual sale and I pick up cases of dove choc candy for $10 (50 bag what a steal). Bags of peanuts and a breakfast snack. We also putting in vistors info.
Post # 8
The prices are pretty low and they offer personalization options (I think).
Post # 9
I love the idea of the maps and tourist guides. Also though, I would include some breakfasty items- like muffins, bagels, etc… I also love the idea of advil if it’s going to be a wild party 🙂
Post # 10
I went to a wedding where they did bottles of water, a snack, a note and a scratch ticket (with a note about being lucky in love and wanting to share the luck).
We are doing a beach theme as well. We are just throwing ideas around now, but you could get bulk brown or white paper bags and get a cute beachy stamp and ink in your wedding color with a cute bow or ribbon to match. We are putting in water, homemade starfish, anchor and shell sugar cookies, and a box of homemade nautical chocolates. Tourist information and a welcome note with important information.
I also like the sunblock idea. Maybe you could find bulk flip flops, I’ve heard of people doing that before. Costco is great for bulk snacks and water.
Post # 11
These sunscreen towelettes are fun – http://store.pksafety.net/wadi.html. You can even find lip balm in bulk. Or, does your mom or his mom have a special recipe that they can make to put in the bags? My mom is famous for her pumpkin muffins and made 2 for each oot bag – they were a huge hit! We packaged 2 muffins in a cellophane bag and I made little labels for each bag that said "Made with love by the mother of the bride". They were very cute!
Post # 12
I am having a FL wedding where 95% of guests are from out-of-town, and wanted to make inexpensive beach-themed bags. I made the bags myself, here’s my post on the bags as well as all the contents & where I got them: