Post # 1
Just fishing for ideas.
We are having a very small (less than 30 guests) wedding at a rustic lodge up in the mountains. We will pretty much be hosting a “wedding weekend” (i.e., all meals beginning Friday night through Sunday morning; games and activities outside; hikes and other things around the lodge that everyone will be staying at).
We are also having little touches such as a s’mores bar around the bon fire after cake cutting, as well as a custom starbucks bar on Saturday and Sunday mornings. And in lieu of traditional “favors,” I am planning to write personalized thank-you-for-coming-it-means-so-much-to-us-that-you-are-here-today letters to everyone.
But despite all of that, I still feel the need to make welcome bags since a good portion of our guests are traveling from all different parts of the country. For those who are doing welcome bags, what are you including?
Post # 3
@FutureMrsLAL: We are having ours in Florida. There is a local shop that makes jam and we are including jam, a deck of cards, coosies (I think), a bottle of wine from a vineyard near his parents lake cottage, obviously things like itenerary for the time we will be in Florida and maps/things to do. We might include some sort of tropical chips that are from Florida. We haven’t made ours yet, but this is what we have so far. We are also putting them in a sand pail since we are having a beach themed wedding.
Post # 4
a deck of cards
a full-size bottle of rum punch
motion sickness medicine
all inside a large zipper-closure waterproof tote (to double as a beach bag)
Post # 5
Ours sounds very similar to yours, we’ve rented out an inn for a weekend and will be hosting 24 guests.
We’re doing wine glasses as favors…with our engraved logo (not our names or date)
Our baskets will have a bottle of wine and two wine glass favors, a jar of olives, corkscrew, and a little baggie we call “don’t sweat the small stuff” with some advil, band-aids, tissues, stuff like that.
We’re going to put a card in the welcome basket that says to enjoy the favor early or whatever.
For the few guests we aren’t hosting we’ll have the wine glasses out like you would traditional favors.