All of your ideas are good. The only problem with some of them is we are not getting married in DC so brochures are kind of useless. We are from DC thats why we want to make DC themed welcome bags.Posted by bneum12
I like the idea of providing local touristy things to do, especially to OOT guests. I went to a Friday wedding in the Louisville area and I did research before we went down to get an idea of what would be near us. When we got to the wedding, we talked to some other guests to see what they would be doing and as a group, we went on a Jim Beam tour, checked out a couple little towns in the area and did a wine tasting as well as Thunder Over Louisville with the bride and groom. Than my FH and I checked out Churchill Downs. The couple didn't do welcome bags, which is fine, so we relied heavily on smartphones/GPS to plan things to do for the weekend(its about a 7 hr drive for us so we made it into a mini vacay) but it made me realize how I am going to do welcome bags. Like a PP said, include things that are handy for guests like pain relievers, water, snacks(so nice for the morning after) but also local the area. Speciality/local beers/sodas, candies or treats. I'm think one thing I would include in our bags is something cranberry related since my FH and I grew up going to Cranfest together and it is something related to his hometown.