Ms. Versace
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OOT guest welcome boxes

Ms. Versace, on May 4, 2015 at 12:33 PM Posted in Planning 0 19
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My coordinator told me that i should make up welcome boxes to be placed in the rooms of OOT guests. Now what would you all put in them??? I have planned to include an attraction list of things in the area and a local map.....but what else??

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Latest activity by Allyson, on November 13, 2019 at 2:29 PM
  • Future Mrs. Shermister
    VIP October 2015
    Future Mrs. Shermister ·
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    Typically these have some snacks, water, advil etc! I'm getting married at the bronx zoo so I'm including NYC themed items and yankee themed m&ms since it is FH fav team and play in the bronx! I'm going to include animal crackers for the zoo themed and maybe by style bagel chips along with something chocolate

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  • KellySD
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    KellySD ·
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    I'm trying to figure out what to put in mine too, but at another wedding they had welcome tote bags with local attractions, water, candy, a koozy and a pair of sunglasses. They were cute! But I think that the koozies and sunglasses could add up quickly in cost.

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  • StarFromIHJ
    Master August 2016
    StarFromIHJ ·
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    My wedding is at a summer resort so we most likely including the summer resorts events for that week (which the resort has printed for every guest already, we just want it slid in), a map, water, chips or candy, band aids, suntan lotion, and playing cards. We are going to shop at the dollar store and BJs and find whats cheap and fits.

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  • Ms. Versace
    Super June 2016
    Ms. Versace ·
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    @Kelly yeah im going to have 30 rooms to put these in lol

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  • Ms. Versace
    Super June 2016
    Ms. Versace ·
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    @FutureMrs i like the theme idea!! the only theme around the hotel is kringle .... so thats a good idea i like that

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  • VWCat
    Master October 2015
    VWCat ·
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    Not necessary, but nice. We're going to brown bag it-nothing fancy. 2 granola bars, 2 water bottles, map of the area, some pamphlets of local historical sites/attractions, maybe toothbrush/paste, and thank you note.

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  • Ms. Versace
    Super June 2016
    Ms. Versace ·
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    @Star i was planning to check out the dollar store as well. thats a good idea

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  • Ms. Versace
    Super June 2016
    Ms. Versace ·
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    @Emaebe thats a good idea to! I have to make 30 so lol i like the brown bag idea lol

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  • Ms. Versace
    Super June 2016
    Ms. Versace ·
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    @Rachel I was thinking simple also

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  • Christine
    Master October 2015
    Christine ·
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    Like FMShermister, we're making ours themed for the city, especially since it's a DW (Charleston, SC). We're gonna have tote bags printed up with this image. We're including: Maps and guides from the visitors center (which they'll actually give us for free!), weekend itinerary, bottle of water, aspirin/ibuprofren, local treats (benne wafers, mini bottle of firefly sweet tea vodka, charleston chew candy), hand made palmetto roses and a Spanish fan as a nod to my fiance.


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  • Sissy
    Devoted May 2015
    Sissy ·
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    Just went today to pick up stuff for ours, went to trader joe's and got bottle of wine, large bottle of water chocolate covered pretzels, sea salt kettle chips, Floaties for the kids. Also putting map and things to do in the area and a don't disturb and thank you card

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  • Nancy Taussig
    Nancy Taussig ·
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    A food item that specific to your area or your theme?

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  • annakay511
    Master July 2015
    annakay511 ·
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    We're doing welcome bags. We're doing water bottles, travel packs of advil, pack of gum, a bag of Utz crab chips and maybe some other snack item. Also, the shuttle schedule and local attractions/restaurants for our OOT guests that might make a weekend of it. I *really* want to do those custom "do not disturb" door tags but we'll see!

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  • Megan
    Super May 2015
    Megan ·
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    In addition to the things already mentioned, I made door hangers that say "shhhh we were partying all night with the new mr & mrs" as well as a little card that has info about the shuttle.

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  • almostmrs050915
    Devoted May 2015
    almostmrs050915 ·
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    Ours look like this. 2 bottles of water, 1 bottle of Gatorade, Advil, gummy snacks, chips, ring pops, pretzels, and an itinerary for the weekend.


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  • futuremrsadams2014
    VIP May 2015
    futuremrsadams2014 ·
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    I put nuts, bottle water with custom label, candy, gum, attractions pamplet, tylenol, and this thank you note.


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  • futuremrsadams2014
    VIP May 2015
    futuremrsadams2014 ·
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    Crackers and popcorn. Forgot that :-)

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  • Rachel DellaPorte
    Rachel DellaPorte ·
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    This always seems like a needless effort/expense to me. Thirty bags of what? Maps (everyone has a GPS, and their primary destination is your wedding/reception). Information on where the closest covenience store is (they can get convenience store or food delivery service info by dialing the front desk), menus (the hotel will provide those if they're not in the room somewhere -- which they probably are), and some dollar store stuff? OOT bags are not necessarily. If you really want to do them, add a bottle of something that can be split between two adults (soft drink, a nice sparkling water, or wine...whatever), a box of Godiva chocolates (4 pieces), and a nice, personal welcome note from the bridal couple. If you add a long stemmed, red rose, the female of the two will say, "Ohhh....a red rose and Godiva chocolate! Wow".

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    Just Said Yes November 2020
    Allyson ·
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    I just attended a destination beach wedding. They had bottles of water, his favorite candy, her favorite candy, sunscreen, personalized sunglasses, a wedding program fan and an itinerary of events and locations. Very cute.
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