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Keep Or Skip Round 2 - Welcome Baskets

Joey, on December 11, 2017 at 08:17 Posted in Before the wedding 0 34
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We want to know what wedding customs and traditions you are keeping and which you are skipping. In this week's game, it's all about pre-wedding traditions.

Are you keeping or skipping giving welcome bags or baskets to your out of town guests?

Keep Or Skip Round 2 - Welcome Baskets 1

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34 Comments

Latest activity by Maegan, on October 6, 2019 at 16:16
  • Maegan
    Frequent user August 2021 Ontario
    Maegan ·
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    Skipping- pretty well all our guests are atleast coming from a bit out of town including us, so that would get expensive fast.

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  • Melissa
    Devoted September 2021 Ontario
    Melissa ·
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    Skip. Didn’t know this was a thing lol
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  • Nelly
    Devoted October 2021 Ontario
    Nelly ·
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    Skipping our out of town guests are staying with family and they are most likely arriving the day before the wedding
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  • BunnyBride
    Super August 2022 Nova Scotia
    BunnyBride ·
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    Skipping or at least down-sizing. Basically all of our guest are from out of town, so we just don't have the budget to do one for everyone. My FH and I think, if we do a welcome basket, it'll be for the bridal party and our parents...the people who may be there a day or two earlier than all the guests as a nice thank you. :-)

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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·
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    Skipping. We don't have any out of towners who aren't from the area originally and can keep costs down a little here.

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  • Alix
    Expert June 2021 Saskatchewan
    Alix ·
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    We are skipping this one to keep costs down.

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Skipping them, I will have some helpful tips on our website and we will have a welcome bbq for guests.

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  • Clarissa
    Expert October 2018 Saskatchewan
    Clarissa ·
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    Skipping for the most part. But I will probably put some together for the bridal party and parents so they have the timeline for the weekend and any additional info.
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  • Jessie
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Jessie ·
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    Kind of keeping it. His parents are opening their house to out of town guests

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  • Becky
    VIP September 2019 Ontario
    Becky ·
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    Skipping, I know they are coming out of town for some but is there choice. I have went to multiple weddings and never received this even when came 5 hours.

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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    Skipping. The wedding is only an hour away from all our guests and it's a 5+ hour flight for us so we are the out of towners here lol
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  • Arielle
    Devoted July 2020 British Columbia
    Arielle ·
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    Skipping. It's completely understandable if people can't make it because they don't want to travel. Coming to the wedding is gift enough.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    We did it and very simple. Indian bags with bottled water (2), mixed nuts in an organza bag, chocolates in another organza bag and w granola bars. Wedding day and activities to each room checking in.
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  • Amber
    Devoted September 2018 Alberta
    Amber ·
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    Undecided. I would like to keep it, but I am not sure if it will be worth it. We will have a lot of out of town guests and I think it is nice to provide a welcome bag, I am just not sure what to put in it...

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  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
    Michelle ·
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    Skipping. More money and not that many out of town guests.

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  • Sydney
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Sydney ·
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    Skipping this one! I didn't even know this was a thing, and I'm not sure what we'd even put in them

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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
    Jen ·
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    We will be doing this! We are going to get beer from our local brewery, a special dessert which was created here, and some other things to help welcome everybody to our city.

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  • Kait
    Curious August 2018 Ontario
    Kait ·
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    Skipping. I also won’t be reserving rooms anywhere. There’s not a ton of guests coming from out of town, and most who are already have places to stay with family here, etc.
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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    I want to keep it!

    Call me old-fashioned, but I think it’s a nice way to tell the out-of-town guests that you appreciate them. I’ve been to a couple of out-of-town weddings, and it would have been very sweet had there been just a little something to show appreciation.
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  • Stephanie
    Frequent user May 2018 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
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    Skipping because i didn't know this was a thing Smiley xd

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  • Alexa
    Frequent user December 2017 Alberta
    Alexa ·
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    Kind of keeping. We are getting married at a destination sort of (Banff AB, we are from NWT). We got custom beer koozies and we will have a printout with things to do in Banff, eats & drinks, and the weekend itinerary. It will be kind of rolled into each beer koozie and distributed at the meet & greet
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  • Amanda
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    Skipping. Im not booking a block of rooms for anyone either. Everyone will get a wedding favour, in town guests and out of town alike. That’s good enough for me
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  • Bethany
    Super July 2018 Alberta
    Bethany ·
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    I think skip! Still contemplating this though! What would go in these baskets? Anyone know?
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  • Dani
    Frequent user February 2018 British Columbia
    Dani ·
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    Skip, I didn't know this was a thing. Only 3 people are coming from out of town anyways so I don't really know if its needed?


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  • M
    Expert July 2018 Alberta
    Marina ·
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    Skip. I haven’t been to a wedding where I was given a wedding basket. Besides that, I am pretty sure that there is nothing sensible to be put in there; either stuff they already have or stuff that will be too expensive for us to buy.
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  • Daphne
    Super July 2017 British Columbia
    Daphne ·
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    Skipped! This wasn't an expense we thought necessary and no one said anything about it being missing.

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  • Ashley
    Expert March 2018 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    We are skipping this as well, we don't have very many out of town guests.

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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    Skip. The wedding already cost enough and I have also never actually seen this done at a wedding.

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  • Shaina
    Frequent user April 2019 Ontario
    Shaina ·
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    Skip. I don't see the point.


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  • Tracy
    Devoted September 2018 Ontario
    Tracy ·
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    Skip. Not necessary.
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Skip. Any information they need will be on the website. Any other things that are typically in there never got used.

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  • Tatiana
    Expert April 2018 Ontario
    Tatiana ·
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    Skipping, didn't even know this was a thing lol

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