(Closed) Welcome bags

posted 6 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Welcome bags worth it?
    Yes : (26 votes)
    62 %
    No : (14 votes)
    33 %
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  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    What are you considering putting in them? How far are your guests travelling?

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’m not sure your guests would miss anything but if YOU wanted to do a little something I personaly don’t think it has to be a welcome “bag”.  What’s wrong with maybe something small and locallly appropriate tied with a little note saying “Welcome” and place it on the pillow???  Some people make their welcome bags look like christmas stockings! hahaha  

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I don’t think it will be worth the stress to do it on such short notice when you have so much to do. 

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    It doesn’t have to be fancy, or even a bag (welcome folders?). But I think it’s nice to have lists of places to eat, directions to local sights, etc. We’re getting most of our stuff from the local tourism bureau. But since we don’t have to travel with ours, we’re doing bags with some other goodies that are nice to have in a hotel room: bottles of water, snacks, etc. Oh, and wedding-themed Do Not Disturb tags for the hotel room doors, which my dad has volunteered to make.

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Personally I love a welcome bag, but nothing fancy. My friend gave me one in a colored paper bag with some snacks and a water bottle – and I ALWAYS need a water bottle.  

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Hmmmm……not sure what the theme of your wedding is, but I think a bottle of wine would be a nice welcome gift. Not sure where you live or where your wedding is being held, but maybe a local wiine, or something from your area or area of your wedding.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    One the best things I’ve ever gotten as a guest gift (at a conference, not a wedding, though) was an aluminum water bottle. It was so great to not have to use the $5 bottle the hotel had in the room. I still use it every single day.

    Those can get expensive, though. I’d be happy with just a free plastic bottle of water (I drink a lot of water but I hate paying for it).

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee

    We did them and they were much appraciated. 

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012 - Sundy House in Delray Beach, Florida

    I think welcome bags are a nice treat for out of town guests! They don’t have to be crazy elaborate either… cater the contents to your wedding, personality, or location. You can go to BJ’s and buy some snack-type items (even water) in bulk to put inside… a map is also a nice piece to add (or a travel book). 

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I think they can be really cute but it’s not a necessity if it’s going to cause you a lot of undue stress. What about snacks/treats that are local to Cleveland or Ohio? Some little things like that, a bottle of water per person (or is there a specific brand of drink, like a soda or juice that’s local to the area?), some visitor information stuff (map of the area, suggestions for things to do if they’ll have some downtime). Things like that are useful and usually pretty inexpensive to get, especially in bulk.

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