Post # 1
Looking for advice for people who had destination weddings. Did you do a welcome bag for when people got there and favors at the wedding? Or did you just have your favors in the welcome bags? I had two ideas for favors one was a waterproof case for people to put their phones credit cards etc. in for the beach to protect them from Sand in the water. And another idea for favors to have flavored sea salts for them to take home and cook with since me and my fiancé are very into cooking. I think I’m leaning towards the waterproof cases they are a lot more useful. However it’s something our guests would want to have all week and we’re not getting married till about three days after everyone gets there so I would want to put them in the welcome bags but I worry guess will feel slighted if they don’t have a favor at the wedding. Any thoughts?
Post # 2
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
- 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
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
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
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 # 7
I ended up buying the cases for welcome bags. Thanks for advice!!
Post # 8
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!