The Hawk OOT Bags

Although our Williamsburg wedding was hardly a destination wedding, the majority of our guests stayed at the hotel we blocked. Knowing this made providing out-of-town bags for our guests a priority of ours. We kept the contents simple sticking to snack foods and plenty of Williamsburg information for those staying the entire weekend. 

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OOT bag goodies

Here is the breakdown of what each bag contained.

Snacks:

  • 2 bags Utz chips (purchased at Costco)
  • 10 Hershey Kisses (Costco)
  • 2 packs of Lance peanut butter crackers (Costco)
  • 2 bags of Hubbies Virginia Peanuts (Hubs Peanuts)
  • 2 bottles of water

Williamsburg Info:

  • Colonial Guide (including several detailed maps)
  • VIP Coupon Book for the Premium Outlets
  • Colonial Williamsburg pamphlet
  • Williamsburg Winery pamphlet
  • Postcard of the Wren Building (where we got married!)

Other

  • The Hawk wedding packet
  • 2 Advil packets (purchased from Amazon)

I packaged all of the goodies into Kraft gift bags purchased from the Dollar Tree (two bags for $1), and finished them off with a hanging tag of our pre-ceremony monogram.

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Blank tag templates from Homemade Gift Guru, Monogram added by me

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Can you think of anything I missed? Are OOT bags a must-have for your wedding?

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Mrs. Hawk

Location:
Richmond, VA
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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    Miss Feather 585 posts, Busy bee @ 10:24 am

    Sounds good to me! great job :)

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:45 am

    We’re totally doing OOT bags, I love them! :) You did a great job – the Advil is a super nice touch.

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    MrsFutureG 1696 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:52 am

    So yeah. I’m pretty much stealing your packing list and using this as my OOT bag guide. :)

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    libanez 466 posts, Helper bee @ 10:56 am

    love this!

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    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 11:32 am

    Loved this, we are also doing OOT bags so I love to see what people did for theirs :) And my very favorite is when people package in food and water – you can never go wrong!

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    igushurst 42 posts, Newbee @ 11:42 am

    I was having a hard time thinking of things to put in our bags because like you, our wedding is not really in a “destination” spot. I love local though and want to include some things from the area but am having a hard time finding stuff (that’s affordable!)

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    alicia1745 1118 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:07 pm

    Sounds great to me! I really really really wanted to do OT bags for our guest but simply ran out of time. We had so many other goodies that I don’t think they were missed… but I was still sad about it!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:08 pm

    I really wanted to do them, but the hotel that most of our guests are staying in charges to deliver them. :-(

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:11 pm

    These sound so wonderful, what lucky guests :)

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 12:20 pm

    I don’t know if I’m going to be able to figure out where all of our guests are staying, to do OOT bags — but I wish I could! I think they’re such a great idea.

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    mckeestephanie 272 posts, Helper bee @ 1:04 pm

    I love this idea, I was wondering how you were getting them put into each of the rooms?

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    Miss ABC 208 posts, Helper bee @ 4:37 pm

    Thank you for this helpful post! I am in the midst of doing my OOT bags. I purchased the same bags in yellow from the DT:)

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:29 pm

    I know that if we have several guests staying at a hotel, we would be employing out of town bags, as well. Kudos to you for putting together such a helpful (and delicious) OOT bag.

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    beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 6:35 pm

    We’re doing OOT bags!! I think they are such a fun way to welcome your guests! We’re thinking along the same lines… lots of tasty goodies (plus some warm weather items, like sunscreen etc.).

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    photoboothero 5 posts, Newbee @ 10:14 pm

    Those look yummy!!! Good idea!

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    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:34 am

    @whomajigi: I’m so glad I was able to help!

    @Miss Treasure: Our hotel charged as well, but it was basically just a tip for the bellhop. I thought it was reasonable.

    @mckeestephanie: We left them at the front desk and the bellhop delivered them to the rooms for us!

    Thanks for all of the positive feedback! :)

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    stephanieelise 235 posts, Helper bee @ 4:35 pm

    Beautiful list! I am stealing it as well hehehe.

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