(Closed) Welcome Bags (weekend wedding at cottage resort) what to put in?

posted 4 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
7806 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Bug spray? I think a little map is helpful too. Water always appreciated. 

Post # 3
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Location map, trail mix, mini shots of liquor, bug spray, suncreen, Advil, emergen-c…

Post # 4
3877 posts
Honey bee

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
9634 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
821 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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.

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