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How Is Everyone Distributing Their Welcome Bags??

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#11 MsShelley


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    Posted 01 September 2007 - 08:52 PM

    I am torn here too! I am not sure if I should deliver that bags to the room as the guests arrive, or give them out at the welcome dinner...

    #12 BrittneyD

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      Posted 03 September 2007 - 09:09 PM

      I am going to hand deliver my OOT bags as my guests arrive. Not everyone if arriving on the same day, so I want to make sure everyone has it for their entire stay. Plus, it will give us a chance to catch up with everyone individually.
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      #13 NYJen

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        Posted 03 September 2007 - 09:19 PM

        All my guests are staying at different hotels, condos, etc. We decided to drive the OOT bags around and drop them off for our guests once they have checked in. I considered possibly bringing the ones we missed to our Welcome Dinner but I would hate it if someone left it at the restaurant by mistake. Also, since we are providing airport shuttles for our guests, I'm having all my guests fill out an additional RSVP card with the invite so I will know when they are arriving and which hotel they are staying in. This will also make it easier to know how to distribute the OOT bags.

        #14 Jenn

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          Posted 09 September 2007 - 08:57 AM

          We're staying at a small B&B and have the whole place booked, so I think we're going to just leave them in everyone's rooms before they get there. Nice little surprise when you get to your room :)

          #15 Cherielee

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            Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:11 PM

            Hi there,
            We are just having a mix n mingle get together at our house and just asking me close family like sisters and parents to bring a snack...and just having a few drinks and appetizers and giving them out then and saying our thank you's to everyone is the best way for our situation....

            #16 coreyphil

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              Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:03 PM

              Originally Posted by MoBride
              I realize not everyone will be staying at the same hotel as you. Is there anyone staying at the other hotel that you could give the bags to and that person could be in charge of the OOT bags for that hotel and you could distribute the ones for the people staying in your hotel.
              I think that this sounds like a great solution for your situation. Depending on how many different hotels you are talking about, I just worry that you trying to drive around and catch all your guests could be stressful!

              In fact, your "recruit" wouldn't even necessarily have to be staying at the other hotel --- for example, I have a few friends that are coming 3 or 4 days early and they are renting cars. I'm sure that they wouldn't mind dropping off a batch if I asked. But - if I chose to ask someone to make a special trip (i.e., if they weren't staying at the hotel where I'm asking them to deliver) - I would definitely limit it to ONE trip --- I wouldn't want them spending a day making deliveries!

              Are most of your guests arriving on the same day?

              #17 StephanieMN

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                Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:08 PM

                Before we decided on our hotel we thought it would be nice to visit the people and give them to them. Plan B to that was asking out BM and MOH to deliever them as a welcoming gesture.

                Now we are paying like $1-2 to have the hotel put them in the rooms.

                #18 Can'tHardlyWait

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                  Posted 25 October 2007 - 02:51 PM

                  I thought it would be nice for my BM's to deliver them... give our guests a chance to meet the wedding party and feel welcomed. However, when I suggested this to my BM's, they offered to pony up the 4 bucks a bag for the hotel to deliver them! It's not like I WANT to spend the money, but I really wasn't trying to save when I thought of the idea - I really thought it would be a nice gesture! Right now I am trying to decide between FI and I delivery them or just paying the fee...

                  #19 foxytv

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                    Posted 25 October 2007 - 03:29 PM

                    We have a list of what days people are arriving and are meeting at the Lobby Bar each night for a "Welcome Cocktail" to meet the new arrivals.

                    I am going to set up the Welcome Bags on a table in that area for whoever is arriving that day. Each bag will have the guests name on it so we can track who has picked up their bag and who hasn't.

                    There is a cost to distribute them to the room ($5 like it was at host/Tammy's resort as well) and I don't want to pay that cost -- plus leaving them at the reception desk in the DR isn't an option with so many people saying things will just walk off -- so I don't mind being in charge of them at the Cocktail Reception each night.

                    #20 TracyK

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                      Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:57 PM

                      Haven't really thought about this yet, guess I should. I think we will go room to room like Sara is doing. For the most part we are all taking the same flight so having things set up before anyone arrives is impossible. Or maybe at the welcome dinner...aaghhh more decisions. The closer it gets the more I realize I have to figure out yet.

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