(Closed) Should we provide OOT for non OOT guests staying at Inn?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@icetea:  Yes, you need to give Out of Town bags to all guests in the inn, regardless of how far they travelled.  People staying in the same place will talk to each other and I think it’d be rude to not give it out to everyone.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I second the Yes.  We ran into a similar sitch, but they really are appreciated by everyone.  We filled ours with generic treats (waters, snacks), and an info book about the area….  Thos who didnt need the book didnt use it!  But people would have been confused if only some people got them and not others.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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399 posts
Helper bee

OK, just so we’re clear here, I think, and I believe what the other posters are trying to sayis, if you give one, you give to all (right?)

However, i think a nice idea instead of Out of Town bags, since it is at an Inn (which I assume is smallish), could you talk to the owner about hosting a cocktail hour the night before or something similar, maybe breakfast in the a.m. of the wedding? When each guest chesks in, they could get a cute notecard with the info and a personal message from you and your groom…. and maybe a personalized door hanger too, cause they’re fun!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think its nice to give an Out of Town bag to anyone who is spending the money to stay in the hotel and celebrate your wedding. It can just be a simple bag filled with some water, chips, candy.

Post # 10
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241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am in the same situation.  We are traveling to our wedding city but my side of family and a few friends live in the area.   I am giving an Out of Town basket and booklet for each group.  But I also have a few people who are staying the night of the wedding but live in the area or only 30 min away.  I am not giving them the Out of Town basket.  I don’t think it rude.  It doesn’t really have anything to do with their travel distance as it does the length of stay.  I basically broke it down to If they check in Thursday, Friday or Saturday (our wedding is Sunday) then I will have something left in room.  If they are checking in on Sunday then I think there is enough I am doing..  We are hosting a huge dinner and party and a BBQ the following day.  They will be getting a map and directions to BBQ and that’s it.  

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

How about some good chocolates and a bottle of wine? Or a small floral arrangement in each room? I think anything will be appreciated, it’s already above and beyond that you’re paying to rent the entire inn!

Post # 12
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2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’d just do one basket per room, with a few bottles of water and snacks.  People sharing a room can share the snacks.

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