(Closed) To OOT or not to OOT (bags, that is)

posted 7 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Are OOT bags worth it?
    Yes! I loved getting one! : (14 votes)
    64 %
    No - put the money elsewhere for guests (please describe below) : (5 votes)
    23 %
    No - move on! : (3 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    If they are all staying at one hotel can you leave a basket of neccessities at the front desk for your guests? That way people that forgot shampoo/conditioner/toothepaste/toothebrush/deoderent will be covered. We did that for my cousins wedding. She just bought the brands she used (didn’t have to buy stuff for a year LOL). She had itineraries printed up, maps, places of interest and placed them in each room. She also placed a sachet of lavender on each pillow with a note about how much their presence means. The hotel provided continental breakfast so nothing more was needed. The sachets of lavender (from her own garden) were a big hit with guests.

    If they are staying all over I think just maps and a note are enough. Save your money for something else.

    Post # 4
    Member
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    I love getting them. The water and snacks to eat when I get back to the room. I dont care about the maps.

    I just made enough for 1 per couple with extras and the front desk was instructed to ask how many people were in each room and gave them the right number of bags.

    That way if there was 2 or 5 people in a room I didnt have to worry about it. I just needed to know how many people in total were staying there

    Post # 5
    Member
    1763 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I did a bag per a room. With a couple water bottles, 2 bags of chips, and then the guest information. I thought they turned out nice and people liked them. I kept it pretty simple.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    16196 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We ended up forgoing the Out of Town bags, but we didn’t have nearly as many Out of Town guests. They’re a nice gesture, but certainly not required.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It’s a nice touch.  I think edible items are a big hit, such as snacks, water bottles, etc.  The non-edible items like hairspray, not so much.  Those usually have been given because the bride gets them cheap or free from her work and people don’t really use them as much.  Maps/information sheet is handy but I don’t know that people appreciate extra work to make it fancy as opposed to a simple word document you print off.

    Post # 8
    Member
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We didn’t do them as I prefered to put the money else where.  I dont’ think anyone missed them.  I’ve received an Out of Town bag once and thought it was a nice touch.  

    Post # 9
    Member
    1370 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am doing them for a few select individuals, who are travelling a LONG way, as well as one for our photographer and her hubby (second shooter) to welcome them, and one for my planner to thank her.

    Otherwise, ALL my family and friends are travelling, and with 160 plus guests, way too much money to provide it for all.  I wish we could afford to though, I love the thought of it.

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