(Closed) Welcome bags for Hotel Guests a Must?

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I’ve been to several out of town weddings where I’ve stayed at a hotel and I’ve NEVER gotten an Out of Town bag. I think that the only people who know about Out of Town bags are brides-to-be and newlyweds.

So in a word, no. They’re not a necessity.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not at all!

I don’t know anyone who has seen one in real life… people only know about them in internet world of weddings.

Post # 5
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

No way!  We had mostly out of town guests and I had no time to put anything together.  I agree with Future Mrs Martin that no one in the real word has really seen them.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I wouldn’t worry about it.  I think a lot of things like this are big in the online wedding world, but in real life most people probably haven’t even heard of them 😉

Post # 8
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2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve never heard of Out of Town bags until I found the world of wedding blogs. And all the weddings that I go to I never expect to have one waiting for me at the hotel. Honestly, people won’t care.

Post # 9
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640 posts
Busy bee

I’m just writing a note and having some homemade cookies in each room. Our hotel doesn’t charge to deliver the treats though. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have actually seen Out of Town bags at 3 different weddings. So yes other people DO know about them!! While I dont think theyre totally necessary I think they are a very nice touch – especially if people are traveling and they get to the hotel and its nice to have a little snack and a bottle of water and a welcome note. It makes guests feel appreciated and like they are an integral part of your wedding.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

My mom seems to think they are a must. I had no intentions of doing it and told her if it’s so important to her, she can be in charge of it! haha

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t think they are absolutely neccessary, but they are a thoughtful and nice way to welcome your out of town guests, and I know they appreciate them. That being said, if they aren’t in your budget, I don’t think your guests will miss them or think less of you, if you don’t provide them.

Post # 13
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1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve only ever gotten one when I was a bridesmaid or Fiance was a groomsman.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Wow. They charge to deliver the bags?  I don’t think it’s a neccessity to have Out of Town bags for guests.  We did have them made for our wedding b/c all of the Out of Town guests traveled primarily from the East Coast to Michigan for our wedding.  I just tipped the bellhops $20 and the Out of Town bag were delivered to the room with the guests luggage.  I guess I got out cheap 🙂 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve never received any either!  However, if I were to get one, I think it would be such an awesome gesture.  I agree though, if it’s not really in the budget, or if you could use that money some where else, just skip it.  I think it’s nice enough to just provide them with a room for the night.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s definitely not a necessity! The only real necessary things are the bride, groom, and officiant! So if it’s stressing you out or no time for it, I say forget it!

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