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Anyone NOT making welcome bags??

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#41 JoLo908

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    Posted 06 April 2009 - 12:30 AM

    We are not making welcome bags because we have about 70 people and it would be impossible to get them to Mexico. We did get personalized travel mugs that we will hand out before hand with a welcome letter!

    #42 scottgm2

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      Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:13 PM

      I think it will be nice to make bags for your guest. I think they will appreciate you thinking of them

      #43 AshleyL

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        Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:13 AM

        We are making welcome bags and trying to keep it around $15 per bag. But I was at a DW in January and we didn't get anything like this. I didn't miss them because I never even knew about the idea.
        Getting married in Runaway Bay, Jamaica February 2011!!!

        #44 amester1974

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          Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:55 PM

          Won't the bags either (never heard of them til this website) but will do insulated mugs (hand out prior).  I know it's a lovely thought and but really, won't guests will bring their own sunblock, bugspray, etc right?  And I don't have room to pack it (and from people who have been to DW, they never got them and never missed them and never heard of them.  THose doign them, kudos to you... I am sure your guests will think it's quite special!


          Oh, and we will do up gift bags for the kids coming to the wedding though - something to keep them amused (11 kids).

          #45 amester1974

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            Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:56 PM

            love this idea!  thanks

            #46 MrsHemmings

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              Posted 09 August 2010 - 05:33 PM

              I am but you dont have to.  You can do favors at dinner or at the ceremony.  Smaller and less money. 

              #47 jenngene2011

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                Posted 10 August 2010 - 03:40 AM

                I am making welcome bags for all of our guests as it was in our budget.  However if it was not in our budget I would have just done a welcome letter and a nice favor and maybe a basket as another bride had suggest in another thread.


                I feel if it is not in your budget you shouldn't do especially if you have some other must haves that you prefer your money to go to instead.   But if you still feel you want to do something you can always do 2 baskets (1 for women & 1 men) and place them either in the bathroom where the reception will be held or at a small table outside or near the bathroom.  You can bring the baskets to your room or let your MOH take point on it.  The baskets are great as they can be done on a budget and you are giving that extra touch for just 15 to 20 dollars.


                just a thought : )

                Jennifer & Eugene - May 7,2011 Dreams La Romana, Dominican Republic

                #48 Valentine_Baby

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                  Posted 10 August 2010 - 04:46 AM

                  I never knew what an OOT bag was until I joined this forum.  My FI told me that there was no reason to do them but the way I feel is that everyone is travelling and spending so much money to come to our wedding it's the least we could do. I know they wouldn't come if they couldnt afford it but its a nice gesture.


                  My OOT bags are going to be 1 per room with a few extras if there are kids.  I still have just over a year until my wedding and I have already started my OOT bags with items that do not have an expiry date.


                  I think if I didnt have over a year to go I wouldn't be doing them but with so much time ahead of me it's okay.  I think each of our OOT bags are only going to be around the $10 mark with most items being purchased at the dollar store.  The only exception are the mugs which will be our big purchase for the OOT bags.

                  #49 Monique

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                    Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:34 AM

                    We're doing OOT bags as well...I'm already gathering non-persishable items now from the dollar aisle. At least that way it won't seem like so much...but we're only only having 15-20 people so it's do-able and we like others are doing one bag per room and special bags for our "little guest"!  It's something we wanted to do well at least me...But in no way is is mandatory but just a nice gesture to your guest who have travelled so far!

                    #50 mreed

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                      Posted 13 August 2010 - 06:15 PM

                      We are planning to do just a thank you bag. All our guests are paying their own way, so we want to show our appreciation for them attending and spending the money to come. I plan to just get a regular gift bag possibly, attach a label to them with the name of the guest or couple, and add just a few items inside like sunscreen, a bag of Jamaican coffee, Jerk Seasoning, and a couple other small items. We will also likely do a welcome letter - which we will just make at home too.

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