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When Do You Give Your Guests Their OOT Bags?

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#31 JHo2013

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    Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:12 AM

    We ended up having a welcome dinner at the main buffet and I had distributed a rolled up towel tied with the handmade lanyard/keyholders to everyone. I also gave the MCs, the moms and the bridal party their gifts the same night too. The resort was able to put together lots of tables for us enough to have 50 people at dinner! It was really nice!

    #32 bridemoonpalace

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      Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:04 PM

      We are going to give out when people check in. We arrive a day earlier then most. I want our guests to have them asap.

      #33 NJBride2014

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      Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:23 AM

      I plan on bringing them to Cancun with me and have them in their rooms so when they get there they are surprised.  That's the plan but who knows things could change by then i'm going to try to keep them light and not fill them up with stuff they won't actually use.  It also will depend on how many people actually end up going.

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      #34 TuffLuv

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        Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:07 AM

        Originally Posted by terrihugg 

        We had the people at the front desk hand them out as guests checked in. Getting the bags down there weren't so bad because dedicated one suitcase to be specifically for the welcome bags. On the way back home we just had one empty bag! 


        I like this idea. One suitcase for the OOT items and an empty one to take back or store new items. LOL

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        #35 Jenn963

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          Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:49 AM

          this is my dilemma!!! Ideally, I'd like to hand them out at the airport! but what if (most likely) all guests bring their own carry on? plus with the rules they have regarding liquids n stuff, i'm not sure if the bottles of aloe vera/lotion/etc would even be allowed on as a carry on.  I will have an empty luggage so i suppose i can stuff them all there....the only issue is the tumblers....hopefully they will all fit :S besides all my other decor and stuff....

          Then once we get to the hotel, i could assemble them hand them out to each guest at our welcome dinner...i guess that would be nice.......

          #36 newlyengaged13

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          Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:55 PM

          My plan is to pay my hotel to deliver them to the guests rooms. I think they will feel more special when they arrive to see a nice little welcome bag waiting for them in their rooms. I mean they've taken their time and paid a lot of money to come down to my wedding. The least I can do is thank them this way.

          #37 Make2dayAmazing

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          Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:45 AM

          Good thread! I think we are going to give ours to our guests at a cocktail party soon after we arrive.

          #38 nursemorgan

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          Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:32 PM

          We will not be doing a welcome dinner, and ideally i would love for our hotel to place them in each room... i actually think it's ridiculous that resorts charge for this. the cleaning services enter the room to leave towels and clean, it shouldn't be that big of a deal to pick up a bag and set it on a table while they are in there. LOL  Craziness!


          With that being said, I guess we will be hand delivering them to each room? maybe some ding dong ditch haha

          #39 thurberwedding

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          Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:58 PM

          I would like to give them out before we leave, but people are traveling from many different places. 
          As of now, we are planning on doing some sort of welcome party the first or second day we are there (depending on what time everyone will be there)

          #40 Carlicardenas

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          Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:21 AM

          i think i will do it in  the rehersal /welcome cocktail dinner :) its ridiculous they charge $5 for each bag to be delivered. its just non  sense

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