(Closed) What are your favorite OOT or welcome bags?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: As a guest, what would you like in a Napa wedding welcome bag?

    Cute cloth reusable bag

    Who cares about the bag itself, a paper/plastic disposable bag/box is just fine

    Snacks

    Homemade treat made by bride (that ppl like a lot)

    Local good (like mini-bottle of olive oil)

    Small bottle of alcohol

    Water

    Postcards (if you want these, do you want them w/stamps on them for mailing?)

    Lip balm, sunscreen, or other little toiletries

  • Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I like your fan idea a lot! I would check etsy or ebay for bulk prices.

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m easy to please – all I need are snacks and water, though a local good would be pretty cool!

    I’m creating Out of Town bags soon, but I don’t have many ideas yet, besides: coffee/tea bags, bottled water, sweet/savory snacks, citrus treats (I’m in FL), and some maps/guides. And maybe some bottled soda, and a small toy for anyone with children.

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We’re getting married in Newfoundland, Canada in a small fishing community, so for Out of Town guests we’re giving them: 

     

    -a small bottle of local wine
    -a CD with local music
    -a map of the island and community we’re getting married on/in (it’s incredibly small, and there isn’t an “official” map in existence, so we’re drawing one up)
    -a loaf of homemade bread

     

    -a jar of homemade local jam

     

    -water

     

    -itinerary describing wedding related events

     

    -contact information for important people involved in the wedding

     

    -voucher for ice cream at a locally made ice cream parlor OR voucher for local restaurant for dessert (they make the BEST carrot cake)

    ETA: We’re also giving them a small bag of locally made coffee

    Post # 20
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    Busy bee

    Sometimes I think they get out of hand too, as mentioned above. That being said, I am going a bit overboard with mine but that’s because I only have about 30 guests. 

    I feel like if you cover these categories, you’re pretty complete:

    – liquid/water/drink item

    – food item

    – novelty item (local, personalized bag, toiletry, etc)

    – thank you card/welcome letter

    – information (maps, program, things to do in area, etc).

     

    Voila. Complete.

     

    Post # 21
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We are having a Destination Wedding in vegas. I love the idea of Out of Town bags bc i feel everyone one is travelling and paying money to come see us get married so they deserve a nice welcome gift.

    Our group of ppl all drink and like to party with the exception of 3 couples all gparents. We bought personalized tumblers as our actual “favor” , more of a souvenier…our names are very small on the design. Its vegas every one needs to keep their drinks cool! we are doing “hangover kits” with tylenol, pepto bismol, band aids, crackers and b12. We are also doing bloody mary/ mimosa kits or teas/gatorade/ lemonade for the non drinkers. Putting snacks and water bottles in as well with sunscreen, maps, itinerary, contact info and thank you note. We bought plain white bags from discountmugs.com (got the cups there as well). I went a little crazy maybe but I think these bags have been my fav part of planning!

    Post # 22
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m also doing a Napa/Sonoma wedding and I’m also thinking about gift bags

    You definitely should include water. Water is a must when drinking wine! I plan to do water, Alleve (hangovers!), and assorted snacks, along with a thank you note, wedding schedule, and a map of my recommended places to visit. 🙂

     

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