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donation and small gift vs bags?

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#1 niki2rude

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    Posted 12 March 2009 - 07:44 PM

    i have been considering something other than the welcome/gift bag idea. i have been considering getting everyone a small gift that will be presented on the tables at the wedding reception and also do a donation on behalf of everyone to 2 foundations we believe in.
    Has anyone else done this before or is a welcome/gift bag really still the etiquette/expected for a DW?
    ~~Getting hitched November 5th, 2009~~
    Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach Resort
    Mayan Riviera, Mexico


    #2 merocket59

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      Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:29 PM

      You can do something other than a welcome bag, they are a nice geasture but not mandatory, the donation idea sounds really nice.

      #3 LIW

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        Posted 14 March 2009 - 12:48 AM

        FH and I will be doing this exact thing.

        After many discussion, we decided that doing large OOT bags would be a financial and logistical hassel.

        Instead, we've decided to give our guests travel mugs, which we can hand out a head of time, or at the airport, and then make a donation to 2 charities that mean something to us. I think it's a nice gesture, and honestly, a better use of money, plus, the less things we have to bring with us, the better.

        38 people plus bride and groom coming to Cuba!

        #4 tchuchuca

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          Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:08 AM

          we decided to get rid of the OOT bags and are buying a nice box of Godiva chocolates to be at each place setting with a note that we've donated to the American Heart Association (my dad passed a few years ago from a heart attack). Our guest list is about 25, which by any means isn't as big as some of the ones here, but it would be a PITA to get everything down to Mexico!

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