Thursday, June 5, 2008

Out of Town Welcome Bags

99.9% of my couples provide the out of town (aka OOT) welcome bags for their guests during their wedding week here in Hawai`i. You can pretty much put whatever you want in the bag, but these are a few of the items that my brides put together:
  • bottled water (sometimes with their monogram on them);
  • Hawaiian snacks (macadamia nuts or taro chips);
  • sunblock;
  • chapstick;
  • beach towel;
  • flip flops;
  • visor or baseball cap;
  • sun umbrella;
  • a map, a guide book and pamphlets of the island that they are getting married on;
  • an itinerary of the wedding week;
  • a handwritten thank you note
Since all the guests are staying at different resorts and condos, the best time and place to deliver them is during your welcome dinner when you can personally hand the bag to the guest and thank them for coming from so far away. If you are not having any pre-wedding celebration, then check with the individual resorts to see if they will be able to deliver the bags to the guests upon their arrival.

Welcome bags are really a nice gesture and I am sure all of your guests will appreciate all the time and hard work you put into them.

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