I would do some kind of snacks local to the area, sample packs of Advil, some tums if you're serving spicy food, and a card with the schedule of events on one side and map on the other. Keep it simple.
@atlastmrsg - I disagree, I love getting OOT bags when I go to weddings. I think it is a nice touch and shows the couple's personality AND also makes me feel special.
I am sill figuring out my OOT bag contents, but original thoughts are: a bottle of water, bottle of gatorade, granola bar, 2 bags of chips, advil, tylenol, gum & a shout wipe.
I don't know why, but I worked on welcome bags this weekend and I LOVED it. I actually at this point don't care if all my guests throw all this shit away. Wedding planning has been horrendous the past few weeks and for whatever reason, putting together welcome goody bags made my freaking day.
I included a mini bottle of champagne, a local autumn beer, some of those orange slice candies (I bought a giant bag, and then divvied them up into cute little treat bags and tied them with a ribbon) because we live in Orange County, a first aid baggie (a couple individually wrapped tums, an individual packet of advil, and two Micky Mouse bandaids - again, Orange County), a Ghiradelli chocolate square, a little pin that says "I OC", a mini-sunscreen (none of my midwestern family is going to travel to Southern California in October expecting it to be 90 degrees and sunny), and a mini tin of altoids. I'm also planning on making some chocolates shaped like the California bear and sugar cookies shaped like California.
Overboard and unnecessary? Completely. I don't care. It kept me sane this weekend. "What FMIL? You want to change OUR ENTIRE SEATING CHART? I can't hear you over the crinkle of all this tissue paper I am stuffing in these adorable little bags!"
If I were a guest at a winter wedding and getting a welcome bag things I would enjoy getting
Erikan73 said:If I were a guest at a winter wedding and getting a welcome bag things I would enjoy gettingWaterSalty snack like preztelsSomething sweetHot chocolate (assuming the hotel room has way for me to make it in my room) but don't give me a mug I have to figure out how to pack, give me a throw away cupList of resturants in the area where I can get a great breakfast, lunch or even midnight snackList of places to go see & their prices & don't forget to include parks for those who might enjoy winter weather and want to get outside for some fresh airIf there snacks that are found more in your area, like a speciality peanut shop or a bakery that has cookies or muffins to die for, include that. Like in New England Maple Sugar Candy, down south, it might be something citrus for example