My planning call update- The whole call took about 20 minutes and as others have said, was primarily to hammer out details. Nothing really new, although it was nice talking to a human for a change. I booked my appointment at the salon for 11:30 am so that I have time to get dressed back at my suite since I am foregoing renting the bridal suite. I just figured it was an unnecessary expense. We are having a "First look" session at 3, so I needed an early appointment.
I think I love a lot of pictures of things I see but in theory- I can't rationalize their cost. For example- favors and having to transport them. We purchased luggage tag gift kits from Michaels. The tags are silver and we were going to use them as our placecards. I thought this was a cheap souvenir but you know what? I'm ok with it lol Especially since we are having an AHR when we come home and I was considering giving all our guests, including those coming to our wedding in DR- mini photo books from the wedding. Its a better memento, I won't have to bring it to DR with me, and it will fill up our AHR tables. I could tie a ribbon around each with a tag and those can double as our place cards for the AHR. Wheels are a turning in my head.
Originally Posted by Suzhen
So is anyone doing welcome bags for your guests? We want to but not sure how we get the welcome bag to guests not staying at the reserve where we are... Thoughts?
I thought about it but as our guest list dwindles...I'm not sure I want the headache or expense. I don't know if its worth it and I don't want to haul too many things over. A lot of what people put in the bags just does not seem worth it to me. I like flip flops, the keycard holders...but I can't think of anything else to put in that would make it worth my while. I am expecting 34-40 guests. Even at 99 cents each- sample items will run us $50 per item. And again- I would have to cart all that extra stuff on my own. I am thinking of a nice thank you note with a small token for each guest and just doing the bags for my bridal party. The jury is still out though.