(Closed) Welcome Bag

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@aprilwedding31:  We did one bag per room. We put bottled water, lots of different snacks with a variety of options ranging from healthy to not as healthy, a welcome letter, weekend agenda, and a booklet we made of different things to do/places to eat in the area.

Post # 5
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We did one bag per room. We put bottled water, snacks, beers, a welcome note including details on the area and schedule, mini packs of Advil, gum, and a personalized box of matches. 

Post # 6
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We also did one bag per room with bottled water, snacks, and painkillers.  We tried to think of things people would want after a long trip (flight or car ride), and packaged in white bags with lots of tulle.

Post # 7
737 posts
Busy bee

@aprilwedding31:  I have done welcome boxes, mainly because I found a bag was not large enough/strong enough to carry the weight.  Our guests are staying for 3 nights, so I have put quite a few things in there.  Also two are family (sisters of the bride with their husbands and my grandchildren).

One box per apartment:

Bottled water, juice in tetra packs, Ooop kit with panadol, antacid etc. that sort of medical stuff, bandaids, bobby pins, hair bands…. you get the picture. I also included a couple of disposable toothpaste/toothbrush kits as well as a razor and shaving foam, also disposable.  I collected these from hotels I say at during work travel assignments.  Really handy.

A pamper kit with bath gel, bubble bath, hand lotion… you get the picture… all small containters.  Also some beautiful soap from L’Occitane in Rose to match my daughter’s favourite flowers and her bouquet.

The usual snacks, chips, nuts, biscuits and of course chocolate.

I also did some breakfast items such as cereal, mueslie, snack bars, jam, vegemite, peanut butter etc.

A welcome booklet with local information and an explanation of the events that we have planned over the 3 days and suggestions for things to do on their day of free activities to enjoy Sydney. I also made some ‘do not disturb’ door hangers.

Because my grandchildren will also be there, I included some baby food and some tetra packs of soup just incase my daughters needed some emergency food supplies for hungry children.

On the day they arrive I intend to get a few cooler bags and add milk, butter,yoghurt, fruit, cheese and some bread.

The boxes are really full, and I am going to do a DYI post on them when I get some time to take photos.

Because I am only doing 6, I guess I sort of went a bit over the top.  Hope this helps.

Post # 8
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I was thinking maybe one bag per couple?  Only because I know that a lot of my friends will be sharing rooms and prob wont wanna share the asprin they will DEF be needing the next day lol 

Post # 9
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’d say one bag per invitation. By that I mean: Couple = 1 bag, Family = one bag, Single guest = one bag. I didn’t say per room specifically because I’ve been to weddings where friends (who are not attending as a couple) share a room to save on costs. I’d think about it as one bag per invite. Just my two cents–we’ll see how I’m feeling when I get to that stage of my planning. 

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