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It seems like every bride now puts together baggies for out of town guests, but I don't have the budget to buy water bottles and snacks for a quarter of my guest list on top of paying for the reception. Is it wrong not to have welcome bags waiting for them?
Location: New York, NY

asked Jun 2, 2013 in Guests and Etiquette by Tina

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It's a nice gesture that I think guests really appreciate, and it doesn't have to be expensive (just water bottles, maybe a post card or something from your town, and candy). Of course, you can always make your guests feel welcome other ways too. My mother went to a destination wedding, and the bride and groom had reserved a block of rooms for the guests. They were there in the lobby to welcome each guest. My mother said it was really wonderful.

answered Jun 2, 2013 by megan12
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I agree with megan12 that it's a nice gesture. I'm not spending too much on mine, but I'm making them NYC themed so that they have a little souvenir. I'm just putting in a mug that has the "I love NY" on it, a map of the subway, a postcard with a welcome note on the back, and a little statue of liberty key chain. I think if you can, definitely provide welcome bags. Your guests have traveled far for you, and it doesn't have to cost too much either.

answered Jun 2, 2013 by milagros
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It also helps to include a map (free), printed schedule of events including directions (free), phone numbers and room numbers of key people (free), names of wedding party members and something fun about them (free)and something sweet like a tootsie roll or small peppermint patty. Put it all in a small grocery bag!

answered Sep 11, 2013 by Felicia