(Closed) What's the best thing you've gotten in a wedding welcome Bag?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
2257 posts
Buzzing bee

Food. Seriously, you’ve been traveling for a long time, your blood sugar is low, and having decent snacks is important. Candy is great, but something like a Luna bar or a granola bar will be appreciated. Fruit is also nice.

Post # 3
9130 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Snacks and mini bottles of booze!

Post # 4
4037 posts
Honey bee

Honestly, I’ve never used anything in a welcome bag. I don’t drink bottled water and I carry my own snacks (careful with nuts and lactose), and drug store items, so the contents have been tossed, before packing for the return air trip. I always do my own research as to restaurants in the area, sites to see, and consult wedding websites, for any additional information.

When my daughter married, guests booked at least 60 hotel rooms, in at least 3 hotels; they had only one block – the hotel where the wedding was held. Except for around 4 rooms, no one stayed over more than one night; it was just for the convenience of an open-bar reception, lasting until 11:30 PM. 

My family has never stayed more than 3 nights, for an out of town wedding. Perhaps if we stayed longer, we might need some of those things?

Post # 6
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

A printout of things to do around the area, a map, restaurant recommendations 🙂

Post # 9
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian


Monk6552:  Bottled water, food/yummy snacks, those pills you can take that help with a hangover, and some sort of pain reliever.

Post # 10
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

A thank you note is one thing we added that people really liked. We added liquor bottles, water bottles, activities in the area, contact list, chap stick, sunscreen, and a day of itinerary. 

We had candy and popcorn as well. 

Post # 11
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I’ve yet to attend a wedding where all the guests get welcome bags. The bridal party sort of got welcome bags for this one wedding my Fiance was in, but it was thrown together pretty last minute (just a paper bag with sunscreen, tissues, and M&Ms). It seemed like the couple just read somewhere they were supposed to have welcome bags and threw it together.

I’d love to get anything put together with care. I love silly souvenir type things that show I went to someone’s wedding, but I think I’m the odd one out for that. I’ve kept all the favors from my friends’ weddings. I’m trying to figure out what to put in ours, but I’m waiting until the RSVPs come back so I know how much of everything to order.

Post # 12
608 posts
Busy bee

Monk6552:  If you’re doing a sun destination for your wedding, a great vehicle for the welcome “Bag” is a Bubba Keg mug – the ones that keep your drinks cold for the beach.  You can fill the mug with the items you listed above.  I have received this and it was GREAT.  All of the wedding guests had the same mugs and were loved by all guests.  🙂

Post # 14
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Here is a list of items we are including in our gable boxes:

Itinerary with a little map of the area, mini bottles of water, mini champagne bottle, Advil packets, mini sunscreen bottles (we have put together a welcome catamaran cruise), Kind bar, and a fun little Do Not Disturb door hanger that says they are part of our wedding. <br /><br />There is something I am probably forgetting, but my guests will be traveling about 16 hours so I thought it would be nice to have some snacks and things once they arrive so they can relax and not have to worry about where to find those things right away!

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Post # 15
2169 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

When I travel I like to get to know the local culture, so I like local things, like local snacks, beer/wine/booze that’s made near by or you can’t get elsewhere, etc. 

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