- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
For our domestic destination welcome bags, we’re getting most of the nonperishable food items from staples with free delivery. I’m getting the bags shipped to me, so I can put our wedding sticker on them & make them look right in advance. But I’m not sure where I should get the contents shipped for free delivery. I need advice/thoughts on where I should have the contents of our destination welcome bags shipped when I order them.
The contents could get shipped to me: I’ll be flying to our domestic destination early and will have a few days downtime and my bachelorette party. Pros: I’ll know exactly where everything is and will be able to assemble the bags in my own time and test out to figure which items fit. I have a way to receive the packages during work hours. Cons: I might have to pay an extra bag fee (but I might have to pay that anyway since I have to take my dress as a carry on and will need to check bags with clothes for bach party, wedding events, and small gifts for bridal party & guests).
The contents could get shipped to my Maid/Matron of Honor or my planner: My Maid/Matron of Honor and my planner live very close to our destination. Pros: no potential checked-bag fee. Cons: I don’t think either of them has a way to accept the delivery during work hours. I get a bit nervous that they might forget some of the welcome bag items or not get them to me in enough time for me to stuff the bags & get them to our guests’ hotel rooms. Nobody can do any advance assembly (I’ll have the bags w/me no matter what) and the welcome bags are pretty much dependent on my Maid/Matron of Honor or planner.
What do you think?
In case it helps- we’ll be making 45-60 bags for 100-120 guests & the food contents will include:
- 2 each of cheese/pb crackers, frito lay assorted chips, assorted sunchips, quaker chewy granola bars, and cookies
- 2 bottles of water