Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wedding Wednesday - Hotel Gift Bags

Let's talk hotel gift bags!

We all love getting these when we go to out of town weddings, don't we?

My favorite bags have waters, advil (ha!) and snacks in it.

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So that's exactly what we are going to do for our out of town guests. 
 
I can't spill all the details of ours but they'll include a snack from both Maryland (where I grew up) and North Carolina (where Kevin grew up).  I'm getting little tags made to hang from them and also I'm working on an itinerary which will have all of the events for the weekend with a map on one side and the other side will have a list of Kevin's and my favorite uptown places - drinks, food, great views etc. 
 
Tell me your favorite gift bag item so we can all get new, good ideas!

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Bandaids. I also ordered a monogrammed small sewing kit that resembled a matchbox. Always a hit. One friend had a cd of the couples fav. Songs. Great cd and a nice personal touch.

Oh and chocolate. def. some chocolate.

Elizabeth said...

I totally agree with snacks and waters - to keep from having to pay absurd prices to get them out of the hotel vending machine. I always love wedding gift bags but we didn't do gift bags for our wedding since almost every single guest was staying at one of our three hotels...and the hotels charged $1 per bag to deliver them.

xx BHB said...

Bandaids is a super idea! For me, definitely those little travel size tissues.

Jess said...

My favorite gift bags were my own! I loved including snacks from VA and a postcard from our little city so people could have a favor of the town they visited since most of our guests were out of town.

eas said...

The last wedding gift bag i received had an adorable door hanger that said, shhhh we're recovering from ramey and eric's wedding. Loved it!!!

Emily said...

love hotel gift bags!! they are so much fun!! definitely snacks and waters :) one of my favorites had a local cookbook in it!!
xoxo

Sweet, Pink and Preppy said...

We put waters and snacks in ours! We also had maps and information about local places to check out. I somehow found the time to bake dozens of cookies to put in little boxes for the bags before the wedding, too!

Posh Peach said...

Hotel welcome bags are the best! I did a Georgia theme with mine. I always love when there are snacks local to the are or where the bride and groom are from, which is what you're doing :) An itinerary is also handy!

Rachel said...

I think you're off to a good start, love all your ideas so far! Especially ideas that incorporate food from both of your hometowns :)

We've gotten personalized beer koozies before in these bags, that's always fun!

amanda said...

We gOt married in Charlotte too so we had water and local snacks like cheerwine, sun drop, and lance crackers. We added NASCAR pes dispensers and ring pops along with a little chocolate for fun. We topped it off with a local post card. We also includEd a map to the wedding and reception sites and a list of fun local activities.