Post # 1
Nearly ALL of our wedding guests will be coming from out of town. It’s not really a “destination” wedding, since we are getting married on a ranch in north eastern oklahoma, however, my family and roots are all on the East Coast and my FI’s are from OK, TX, CO… WE don’t even live in Oklahoma, but its close to a friends place.
So my question is… would doing small out of town bags with something “personal” about the wedding in them be a better and more useful choice then favors? If so… any suggestions on what to put in them besides snacks/water?
Post # 3
Apart from the normal stuff (snacks, water, maps, contact phone numbers, local sites and things to do), it’s always nice to put something local in the OOT bags.
Several years ago at a company conference we were asked to bring a small gift to exchange that represents our hometown/city. Someone from Oklahoma brought a mudpie or something that was packaged like cow dung! It’s very silly but it made such a lasting impression (obviously!), and those are the kinds of things that can be lots of fun to receive in a gift bag — especially if you’re getting married on a ranch. I bet the East Coast clan will especially get a kick out of something like that.
You could also make copies of the Oklahoma! soundtrack (assuming there is one), give out bumper stickers that say “Everything is OK in Oklahoma” … Go with a local theme and you can’t go wrong.