(Closed) Welcome Bags

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

water, snacks, advil, gum or mints are the standard I’ve always gotten

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I will be doing welcome bags for Key West.  I am going to put water, soda, snacks, travel fabreeze sprays (FFIL stayed at our place in CA one time and …whoa), band-aides (because we will be there a week and there will be a lot of walking), shout wipes, tissues and hand sanitizer. I am planning on putting it all in a little beach tote so people can take it to the beach or have something to carry around town when exploring. I will also be putting in maps of the town, a business card on where to upload photos and how the hotel grocer works.

I am debating on having a beach towel made up. I am not going to personalize it too much, no names, just the date and “Key West” on it.  The reason for the debate is that people may not have the room to pack it, but I will let them know that I can always ship it back with all my other stuff and just give it back to them when we get home.  I know I will be spending a lot of money on it but there will only be like 10 people there.  If it gets out of control with the amount of guests then I can always tweak my bag.

Personally I like getting the welcome bags.  BF’s cousin just did one and it just had basic stuff in there, but I knew that would be there from talking with his aunt.  It jut had water, soda and chips and a few brochures about the area.  We threw that out because we weren’t going to go exploring.

Post # 6
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803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we did welcome gable boxes, they were awesome!  they had our matching logo custom printed on them, a welcome note from us, a list of our favorite restaurants and such, a city map with all the mentioned locations noted (that was custom designed to match our suite).  it also included chips and cookies from local vendors in hand sewn parchment packages, locally brewed beer, water bottles with custom labels (not the cutsie ones, ones that had our pattern all the way around, and sunscreen.  all our guests were out of towners, and we wanted them to feel welcome in our city and not get lost.

and not one guest even mentioned them. 

 

i was pissed.  we worked so hard coming up with what went into them, let alone the time spent on all the custom paper stuff.  and no one seemed to notice.  i thought they were awesome, but doing it all again, i would reuse the money elseware.

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