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#1 GracieBebe

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    Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:17 AM

    Hi Everyone,

    I have a question that's been puzzling me for a while. Do you have to give wedding favors or OOT bags if you are paying for everyone's accommodations (for approx. 28 adults/3 children - 14 bedrooms)? Can the wedding favor be the accommodations being provided for? If so, we've already let people know that the accommodations will be taken care of, but how do you present it as a wedding favor to them?

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    #2 Banana11

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      Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:42 AM

      I think paying for their accomodations is enough of a thank you gift. What about writing a letter to your guests thanking them for making the journey? Include a line about...in appreciate for traveling so far to be with us on our wedding day, we have paid for your accomodations at ________________. You could do a few luggage tags at pretty low cost to include? Or maybe something like a card that lists to most common French to English translations?

      #3 ~Kate~

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        Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:57 AM

        If someone was paying for my accommodations, I certainly wouldn't expect a favor or an oot bag!! I think you're being really generous already. I don't even think you need to say anything, although I like Andrea's suggestion if you want to include something.

        #4 syl1115

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          Posted 31 October 2008 - 11:01 AM

          I agree, it is very generous of you to cover the accommodations for your guests. I would just write them a note of thanks.
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          #5 YoursTruly

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            Posted 31 October 2008 - 12:25 PM

            That is more than generous! Wow. I would just provide a welcome letter and state just that (however you wish to word it) accomodations are paid for as a thank you gift and you guys saw their joining you guys as a generous favor to you both or something like that.

            #6 lucy106

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              Posted 31 October 2008 - 12:35 PM

              I totally agree. You are being extremely generous by paying for their accomodations. I like the idea of the letter explaining that is their thank you gifts. I think your guests will be very appreciative. and BTW can I come?

              #7 Amarillis

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                Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:20 PM

                Sylvie - you took the words outta my mouth!

                A written thank you is a great idea!

                #8 EricaG

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                  Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:00 PM

                  I agree with the written Thank You. I would not expect anything if our rooms were being paid for.
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                  #9 GracieBebe

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                    Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:50 PM

                    Thanks Everyone for the advice!!! I really like the idea of the thank you note. Is it redundant to write the thank you note since everyone already knows that the accommodations are being taken care of? I don't want to seem like I'm being "in their faces" about it.


                    - Grace
                    Location - Chateau de Challain, Challain la Potherie, France
                    Engagement Date - Sept. 6, 2008
                    Wedding Date - Sept. 9, 2009
                    Our Pro wedding photo website:http://fanelliweddin....l&startIndex=0Our wedding planning website:http://www.mywedding...graceandmichael

                    #10 michellepicksbrent

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                      Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:26 PM

                      I agree with all PPs who suggested thank you notes, a personalized note would be perfect, though I don't think you need to add that their accomodations have been paid for (IMO)




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