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. 

OOT bag goodies

Here is the breakdown of what each bag contained.


  • 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!)


  • 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.

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



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


Mrs. Hawk

Richmond, VA
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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    mckeestephanie 604 posts, Busy 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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    Mrs. 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 239 posts, Helper bee @ 4:35 pm

    Beautiful list! I am stealing it as well hehehe.

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