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What should I include in my itinerary for OOT bags?

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FI and I are getting married in Ocho Rios Jamaica on May 12, 2012. I have seen a lot of posts showing what people include in their OOT bags and many of them include an itinerary/welcome letter. What should I Include in an itinerary/welcome letter? Anyone have examples of theirs in a picture large enough so I can read the writing??

 

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Hi, there are tons of threads that have examples of welcome letters/itineraries that many BDW brides have used. Just do a search for "welcome letters" & many of those threads will come up.

Here are a few existing threads that should help:

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/39479/welcome-letters 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/64905/welcome-letter-brochure 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/59032/oot-welcome-letter 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/29569/oot-bag-welcome-letter 

 

 

 

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Thanks! Those threads were very helpful. We are getting married on a Saturday at 4pm, but have to be there on Thursday for the legal paperwork to be processed. Our guests are also arriving on Thursday throughout the day. Any suggestions of what to plan with our guests for the days prior to the wedding? I want our guests to use the time they are in Jamaica as a vacation for themselves as well so I don't want to take ALL of their time Thurs, Fri, and Sat. I would like to have a welcome cocktail hour on Thursday just so everyone can hang out and talk to one another. But what about Friday and Saturday morning/afternoon?

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We arrived on a Tuesday & had guests arriving on Wednesday & Thursday & our wedding was on Friday. We let our guests have a casual day & get familiar with the resort on Thursday & then had a Welcome dinner on Thursday night. On the day of the wedding, we let our guests enjoy the day doing whatever it is they wanted to do, which was pretty much relaxing & spending time on the beach. As I was getting ready, they were jet sking, visiting the spa & just doing what they wanted to do so I really wouldn't worry about planning something for them on the day of your ceremony. The one planned group outing that we did was on Saturday, taking everyone to Dunn's River & then shopping.

 

I think you can offer things for your guests to do but don't feel obligated to plan for them since like you said, they are on vacation. The cocktail hour that you have planned sounds great. You could also turn that into a Welcome dinner, just to give everyone a little more time getting to know each other.

Basically, just take things as they come. For instance, we would all meet in the morning for breakfast at a designated time. Most of the group arrived around the same time & then we spent the day however we wanted to.

I am glad that we planned 1 group activity such as Dunn's River because it was fun but there are sooo many tour vendors around the resort, that if your guests are interested in doing things, they will definitely be able to find something to do.

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I was also curious about this and this helped immensely! Thanks so much!

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