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Laura
Devoted June 2022 Ontario

What's in your welcome bag?

Laura, on December 6, 2021 at 17:28 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 11
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Are you planning on having welcome bags greet your guests at the hotel? What's in your guest welcome bag?

We are having a city wedding downtown Toronto and I've been thinking I want to include the following:

Chocolate

Pellegrino

Mini bottles of alcohol

Advil and Alka-seltzer (hangover helpers)

Gum

Local Snacks

Wedding Itinerary

... any other ideas!?

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Latest activity by Vinod, on December 10, 2021 at 10:43
  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Our welcome bag included


    2 bottled waterGranola barsLoonie chocolatesAssorted nutsWelcome information with venue activities, wedding day timings/locations, thank you note & welcome dinner location/directions
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  • Laura
    Devoted June 2022 Ontario
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    Thanks Kelly! I’ve actually been looking into those custom wedding maps, they’re such a cute touch.
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  • Laura
    Devoted June 2022 Ontario
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    Haha yes, can you tell I’m overzealous? Knowing me this will turn into an Academy Awards level goodie bag.
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  • KELLY
    Featured October 2023 Ontario
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    I think your list is good, maybe add a little map highlighting coffee houses or parks ( incase someone is bringing younger children) in the immediate area of the hotel....

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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
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    Fair enough. But sounds like your goodie bag is quite sufficient. Smiley smile

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  • Laura
    Devoted June 2022 Ontario
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    Unfortunately our venue is not walking distance from the hotel. So an Uber is a nice touch to get our guests from hotel to venue since we won’t be providing transportation otherwise.
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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
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    I don't think Ubers are necessary. Downtown Toronto is so accessible by foot that I doubt anyone would want to purposely drive into the chaotic traffic to travel such a close distance to the venue, only to need someone be a DD.

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  • Laura
    Devoted June 2022 Ontario
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    Good thought! I love the gift card idea. I also was thinking of doing Uber gift cards as a little bonus to encourage everyone to leave their rides at the hotel and party safely!

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  • Laura
    Devoted June 2022 Ontario
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    I totally forgot about washroom baskets - good idea! I also really like providing masks that match the wedding for nicer candid photos. Although, I am very much hoping that mask mandates will be lifted come next summer.

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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
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    I personally would skip the alcohol (especially since they'll be drinking at your wedding) and give a coffee gift card instead. Coffee in most hotels rooms are terrible and since you're downtown, you'll be walking distance from a Starbucks or Tim Hortons.

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  • Carmel
    Featured December 2020 Ontario
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    That seems like a really well thought out bag to me! We had chocolates, pretzels (sweet & salty), buble, hot chocolate for my nieces and nephews, a note ties to the front, masks we wanted guests to wear. We skipped the advil etc as we thought adults usually pack that stuff themselves (and their preferences) plus we had all that stuff and antacids in the washroom baskets. We thought about mini bottles of sparkling wine (was NYE originally) but didn't as we had an open bar and didn't think guests would need more before the wedding lol.
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