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Welcome Bags: Overrated or Underrated?

Lynnie, on June 18, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Style and Décor 1 137
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What do you think about welcome bags for your guests staying at your room block? Do you think they're totally worth it for your guests, or not worth the cost and stress?

Do you think welcome bags are overrated or underrated?


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  • Future Mrs. K
    VIP June 2019
    Future Mrs. K ·
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    Overrated. We are skipping these, they're just an unnecessary expense in my opinion.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Overrated. Just adds extra work, that is unnecessary

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Underrated. It's nice to show appreciation to those that are traveling for your wedding.

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  • Brae
    VIP September 2019
    Brae ·
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    Overrated. I'd only do this if I was having a destination wedding.
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  • T.S.
    Dedicated September 2021
    T.S. ·
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    Depending on what is in them i think they're a good idea and a thoughtful touch.

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  • Melissa
    Devoted May 2021
    Melissa ·
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    So I’m doing a DW and have decided to make our welcome bags our thank you for coming & favors all in one. I have specific things I plan to add to them to make them more like a little gift.
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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    I'm actually going underrated on this one. Its these personal touches that really go a long way for the traveling guest.

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  • Katie
    VIP November 2019
    Katie ·
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    Overrated. I don’t want to spend the extra money
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  • Meg
    Dedicated October 2019
    Meg ·
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    Echoing the PP!

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  • sherraine
    Dedicated October 2021
    sherraine ·
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    Overrated. Programs, place cards, done.
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  • Kelli
    Dedicated September 2020
    Kelli ·
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    Never heard of this. Thought it was my wedding not just a party for everyone coming.
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  • Betty
    Dedicated May 2020
    Betty ·
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    I haven't even thought about this. I think it is a cute idea to put something together for people to remember your wedding night.

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  • Brandeana
    Savvy March 2020
    Brandeana ·
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    Depends. I think overrated, but if you want to go them, then go for it. We're skipping these.
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  • CourtneyBrittain
    Master August 2019
    CourtneyBrittain ·
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    Way overrated. I never understood these or favors. There's no need to spend more than you already are, especially for something that probably won't really be remembered.

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  • Joany
    Dedicated January 2020
    Joany ·
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    Underrated! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate these when I get to the hotel for a wedding...especially the next morning. It’s one of those personal touches
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  • Janieva
    Dedicated November 2020
    Janieva ·
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    I'm having a mixed feeling about these. I want to do them but I don't want to do extra work. They're a nice touch, but slightly overrated.

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  • Tabitha
    Dedicated November 2019
    Tabitha ·
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    Overrated. I think favors are the standard. Those I can get on board with. But putting together a whole bag seems to be over doing it a bit.

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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    Overrated. I was going to skip them but my mom really wanted something for our OOT families so she put them together.

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  • Kasyah
    Devoted March 2020
    Kasyah ·
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    I'm gonna say overrated. We are doing a DW and yes, I get that our guests are traveling to come to it but it's one more thing to have to do. The whole reason for a DW in my opinion is less people and less work. It's more intimate already so I'll be able to thank everyone verbally multiple times. That means more to me than some gift bag full of stuff they'll likely just toss lol
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  • Ellie
    Devoted January 2020
    Ellie ·
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    Overrated, most of my guests will be traveling to our wedding but welcome bags seem kinda over the top considering everything else. Just an unnecessary expense in my book.

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