Post # 1
HI! I am having my wedding from Friday to Sunday at a lakeside cottage resort. 36 cottages and a main lodge. 120 guests some with children. We aren’t doing anything monogrammed (like personalized flashlights) but I am not sure what to put in it. Thought about some snacks and a flashlight, bottles of water, the schedule of events. What else would you recommend?
Also should I include a location map of where everyone is located? Like a seating chart but of the cottages and resort?
Post # 2
Bug spray? I think a little map is helpful too. Water always appreciated.
Post # 3
Location map, trail mix, mini shots of liquor, bug spray, suncreen, Advil, emergen-c…
Post # 4
I always appreciate snacks/treats (especially if they’re local to the area), water, and advil. Outdoor stuff is nice given they’re cottages like sunscreen, lip balm, bug spray. But honestly, its the snacks and waters that people never bring with them that I think mean the most.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
Love the idea of a location map!
I second PPs on outdoor stuff. I bet you could put a cut poem/saying on it and include bug spray, sunscreen, flashlights, and all the trimmings to make S’mores (and of course water and aspirin!).
One of the cutest welcome bag I ever received was full of things that reminded the bride and groom of their childhoods. They grew up in separate big cities, and included location-specific goodies. They went above and beyond and actually had the companies put their names and wedding dates on the labels, but I think that part is totally unnecesary, although a cool touch.
Post # 6
Ugh, welcome bags are my biggest regret from our wedding. We put in an intenary of events, a couple bottles of water, pretzels and some little bags with halloween candy (we got married on 10/22). Delivered them all to the hotel. The hotel would not have them waiting in rooms and would not give them out when people checked in, so most people got them late and/or they were not all given out. They also charged us to deliver each one. It was one of the few things we spent time doing and the biggest waste of time and money (and they weren’t very expensive).
So, make sure the resort will do it, if they charge and when the bags are given.
If I had to do it again, I would have just sent the people staying at the hotel an email with the relevant information and skipped the bags completely.