(Closed) Would you want this welcome bag?

posted 3 years ago in Guests
  • poll: How much do you care about the welcome bag at a wedding?
    Don't care at all : (26 votes)
    23 %
    Love them even if it's just a bag of chips and some tic tacs : (53 votes)
    47 %
    Only care if they're super nice : (12 votes)
    11 %
    Never have gotten one : (21 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    369 posts
    Helper bee

    I’ve never been to a wedding where I received a welcome bag, but yours sounds absolutely delightful! I would LOVE to receive it if I was a guest! I love that you’re incorporating things that are near the resort (butter), such a great touch!

    Post # 3
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    3114 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

    I appreciate welcome bags, even simple ones. It’s a nice touch!

    Post # 4
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    1633 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

     I’d be thrilled to get any kind of welcome bag. I love the look of yours! We went to a wedding where they included water, typicals snakcs/candy, and local items. For our wedding, we included waters, local beer, local candy, and snack/treats. I think anything you do is fine.

    Post # 5
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    7903 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    It’s very thoughtful! All those items sound nice, but I notice the butter is in 4.2 oz containers. If your guests are not checking their bags and only using carry ons, TSA might not let them through.

    As far as not including water bottles, no one is expecting a welcome bag, but I know that I appreciate when there is a bottle of water waiting for me in a hotel room when I arrive. If your guests don’t bring their own water bottles, they won’t have a way of carrying water with them during the trip. Some hotels provide them, though, so providing that may be redundant. 

    Post # 6
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    9527 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    If they hate you over not being provided a water bottle then they shoud not be attending the wedding anyway. What you have will be unexpected and more than enough.If anything add a map and local activites if you want.

    Edit- the mini first aid is not necessary and highly likely will not be used. If people need those items they can easily get them from the hotel.

    Post # 9
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    These are nice gifts but I wouldn’t like to receive them, because I probably wouldn’t have space in my luggage to take them  home. With baggage fees being what they are, I like to travel with the smallest bag possible. I can do a full week trip with a properly packed carry-on bag. I might or might not be able to smash an unexpected towel in there, depending on how bulky it is, but the butter would be banned in my carry-on. I’d much prefer snacks, water and maybe a small bottle of wine. I know you say the waste of the water bottles puts you off, but the environmental impact  of flying to Hawaii is waaaaayyy worse. 

    Post # 10
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    12291 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    They are not necessary, but I appreciate them. Bottled water is always the item I most appreciate. 

    Post # 11
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    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    shortbread654 :  I like your idea, but I would really appreciate a couple bottles of water.. Just my opinion though!

    Post # 12
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    5035 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

    We are doing welcome bags for our wedding as well.  Just wanted to comment to say that I too bought cotton totes from Etsy.  Our newly adopted dog lifted his leg and urinated on all of them the other night!!!!! 🙁

    We are including the following in our bags:

    • Bottle of reisling
    • Palm printed dish towel from Pottery Barn
    • Oranges
    • Sunblock
    • Travel Candle
    • Zippo lighter
    • Welcome note and itinerary

    We are not including bottled water in our bags because the hotel where everyone will be staying gives complimentary bottled water every day.

    Post # 13
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    3224 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    shortbread654 :  I wouldn’t hate you, but I would want a water bottle! I HATE drinking water from taps in beach places, it’s always so salty tasting and I can’t stomach it. Obviously I’d just go and buy my own but it’d be a nice touch to include. 

    Post # 14
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    9754 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I think that’s a great welcome bag! I know you don’t want to give bottled water because of the waste, which is fair enough, but is it possible to have reusable water bottles filled with water instead?

    ETA: I just think they would appreciate the water more than some other items.

    Post # 15
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    1364 posts
    Bumble bee

    I love welcome bags, but I would mostly want edibles that I could use during my stay — I tend to travel with only carry-on luggage and would not want to try to tote these things back. 

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