(Closed) Welcome bags for guests

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve never gotten one with my name on it.  We have always received ours at the front desk when we checked in.  Do you want to put people’s names on them?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s entirely up to you, although you may want to check with the hotel for how they prefer to have it done. Some will just give a bag to anyone who is booked into your block, so you don’t have to give names; others don’t retain that info for the desk agents to view so you’d have to give the names to go with the bags (in which case it’s probably easier to just put a tag rather than give a list and have the agent look the name up on the list).

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You definitely don’t need to put names on them unless there are specific bags going to specific people. If you are concerned with who will/will not get them, you could always leave a list at the front desk for who gets them upon checkin. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t plan on personalizing mine.  The hotel should just hand them out to the people in my block. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It’s up to you. I’ve actually discussed this with managers at two hotels where we’ve blocked rooms and was told that it’s ok by them whatever we did – generic guest bags or bags labeled for specific guests. Sounded like they were used to either way, so I guess they’re both fairly common (we’re going the labeled route – some rooms have one person, some two, and some four so we’re packing the bags accordingly).

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh, I was also able to get a room pick-up list from the hotel. And because our block filled up, the manager at the hotel hosting the reception told me I could look at their total list of bookings for that weekend and see if we had any other names on it. We actually blocked at two other places as well, and both have communicated the room pick-ups to me when I’ve asked them. 

As for other hotels, house rentals, and those staying with local friends, we’ve asked people by word of mouth and on our wedding website to let us know where they’ll be staying. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had a destination wedding and the majority of our guests stayed at the resort where the wedding took place, so they received their welcome bags at check-in. We hosted a dinner the night before the wedding for all guests (like a rehearsal dinner, I guess, but everyone was invited), and the ones who weren’t staying at that hotel picked up their bags at the dinner. 

All of our bags were unlabeled and each adult got one. We just told the front desk staff to make sure every person left with a bag. The kids had personalized beach buckets filled with toys, but those were easy since they had their names written on the outside. 

I’d probably see if I could get a rooming list from each hotel of the people who have used your block number to make their reservations and leave a few extras at each location in case someone booked without giving your information.

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