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Welcome Bags for Guests

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#1 WedCabo33

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    Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:52 PM

    I am wanting to give Welcome Bags for my guests however I am running into a delemia....most of them are arriving the same day we are on the same flight!! Any suggestions on how to assembly or get the bags into the guest rooms??? Is this a service RIU offers? Ideas!!! Thanks

    #2 starchild



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      Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:12 AM

      Hi, I'm not sure whether Riu helps with that but its a good question to ask them.  I had some bridesmaids help me assemble them in my room and we handed them out at our welcome dinner, but if you want them in the rooms when guests arrive it could get tricky.  Hopefully some other brides have experience with this.

      #3 Sharon99

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        Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:05 AM

        After reading this I thought to myself I will have the same problem. This didnt even occur to me that some guest will be on the same flight with us. I was planning on giving them out when guests arrived but now thats not possible!


         For the guests that will be with us I will probably check in and get the bags together(or at least theirs) and bring it out to them sometime that day/evening.  We are not really having a welcome dinner since everyone is coming all different days.

        #4 jennalyn

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          Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:51 AM

          Anyone have any suggestions on what to put in your welcome bags? I have a few ideas, but need more!

          #5 beachbum21

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            Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:29 AM

            Hi there,

            Check out this link:



            It's labelled Canadian OOT bag where to shop but you'll get more ideas than you know what to do with!


            Do a search for OOT bags and I'm sure you'll find many threads that will give you lots of ideas.


            Good luck!

            #6 Krys21

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              Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:37 PM

              We have guests arriving on Friday and on Saturday.  We're going to have a meet and greet on the Saturday around 5pm.  We'll meet in the Main Lobby and have drinks waiting for everyone and we'll pass out the bags.  I have a FB group for my wedding guests to keep them up to date with whats going on. I will send out a message to all guests telling them to meet in the Main Lobby at 5pm.


              Any stragglers coming in later, we'll meet separately and give them in the lobby at their arrival!



              #7 Laura 78IL

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                Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:46 PM

                We just had our wedding at the Riu Palace in Cabo and we had welcome bags for our guests (which they all loved, so it is definitely a good idea).  For the guests that arrived the same time us, we just gave them to them at dinner that night and when we saw them.  The rest of the bags we gave to the front desk with a list of the guests that were to receive them.  Kylene, the WC, acted like this was the first time someone had done this.  Only about half of the guests got their bags.  We had a boat cruise dinner on the Friday before our wedding and told the guests to make sure they got their bag for the reception desk and other people spread the word for us.  We had 65 guests.  It all worked out in the end!

                #8 AmyRogz

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                  Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:16 PM

                  any suggestions for welcome bags? I'm torn between buying them or DIY them can you post some photos??






                  #9 WedCabo33

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                    Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:52 AM




                    That is so helpful thank you! I will just put them together when I get there then either take them to their rooms or maybe have a bridesmaid delivery them (or my FG just go with her) I have a few guests that are staying off the resort so I didnt plan on getting them one since i had intended for them to be in their rooms?!?! I like the idea of at the welcome dinner just we are too doing a dinner cruise. WHo did you book your cruise through? Transportation down to marina? Schedule of events in welcome bags? THanks for your help!

                    #10 jana297

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                      Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:22 AM

                      I am having a send off party for all of the guests that are local to us. There really are only 2 guests that are not local to us. We will be giving tips out and everyones bags out as well. We wanted them to be able to use the custom luggage tags that we made. Our guests are really excited about the send off party and so are we!!

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