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OOT gift bags (when you're not leaving the country; destination is another state)

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I'm having a destination wedding except my location is another state within the U.S. I'm from Texas, but having my wedding in Panama City Beach, FL as most of our guests could not or would not fly overseas. I've searched the boards and found many wonderful OOT bags, but most of the contents I feel don't exactly apply to me. I can understand sunscreen, meds, etc when you're in another country, but this doesn't really transfer over to Florida. My wedding is in April 2013 so it's not exactly warm yet so sunscreen is out..guests readily have access to meds.

I was thinking welcome letter, directions to ceremony and restaurant, maybe some mini liquor bottles, snacks, but what else?
Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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I get what you're saying but unless people are familiar with the area or a drugstore is within walking distance, I think at least some of the same things would apply?  Meds, band aids, etc.

 

That said, if you don't like that idea (which I get too!), here are some other things I'm including that you might like:  personalized playing cards, gum/mints, koozies, you could still do the key card holder for taking to the beach and stuff.  And i'm a big fan of making the bag a beach bag!

 

Definitely agree that welcome letter, directions, and love the liquor bottle idea.  I saw where someone did a voucher for a drink at their hotel pool bar (not an all inclusive, which i'm guessing yours isn't either) - also a cute idea.  Good luck!

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Yes, I am planning on having some koozies made but my fiance thought the tylenol, band aids, toiletries, etc were a waste of money. There is a Walmart directly across the street and I know most of my guests will be going there for breakfast foods as the condos have full kitchens. Love the cards idea! Thanks!

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Yes, I am planning on having some koozies made but my fiance thought the tylenol, band aids, toiletries, etc were a waste of money. There is a Walmart directly across the street and I know most of my guests will be going there for breakfast foods as the condos have full kitchens. Love the cards idea! Thanks!

Oh in that case I agree with you, people can easily get what they need.  Our condos have kitchens too, and I'm thinking I might throw a bag of microwave popcorn in each bag.

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Originally Posted by moonsprite02 View Post

 

I'm having a destination wedding except my location is another state within the U.S. I'm from Texas, but having my wedding in Panama City Beach, FL as most of our guests could not or would not fly overseas. I've searched the boards and found many wonderful OOT bags, but most of the contents I feel don't exactly apply to me. I can understand sunscreen, meds, etc when you're in another country, but this doesn't really transfer over to Florida. My wedding is in April 2013 so it's not exactly warm yet so sunscreen is out..guests readily have access to meds.

I was thinking welcome letter, directions to ceremony and restaurant, maybe some mini liquor bottles, snacks, but what else?

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks!

cups or tumblers!! guests will always be able to use these, either at your destination or at home!

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