(Closed) Welcome bags and/or favors

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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shawnarae722 :  I’ve never been to a destination wedding, but if you are giving them welcome bags I personally wouldn’t be offended by not receiving further gifts/favours at the wedding! I think you are being really thoughtful to give your guests something useful at the beginning of their trip 🙂

If you really feel like you should still have favours at the wedding itself you could do something a lot smaller and cheaper, like edibles etc.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969 - City, State

Cute ideas: http://emmalinebride.com/planning/wedding-welcome-bags/

You can include the waterproof case in the welcome bag and they will get good use of it (I am assuming you are planning some beach activities for guests to get to know one another better before the wedding) and flavoured sea salts as wedding favours.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

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shawnarae722 :  Nobody is going to feel slighted by not getting a trinket at the wedding. Honestly, I was probably around 35 before I even realized “Oh, I’m supposed to take this coaster/ koozie/ corkscrew/ tiny flower pot home?” I recommend getting the cases and including them in the welcome bag.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just attended a beach Destination Wedding.  There were welcome bags in our room at the resort with snacks, water bottles, and sunscreen.   There were no additional favors at the wedding, and I definitely didn’t feel slighted.  I wouldn’t have wanted to have to jam extra junk in my suitcase afterwards (and I think most favors are junk, anyway, unless I can eat them). 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We had a Destination Wedding and I only did welcome bags and it really wasn’t much. I don’t think guest really care about favors, but I like the idea of the case.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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shawnarae722 :  we had a domestic destination wedding, and we put favors in the welcome bags, no extra favors at the reception. as far as I know, it went over very well!

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