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#5631 clgriffi7

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    Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:30 AM

    I have my OOT bags mostly complete - and I actually not only selected items based on cost, but on size too.  Imagine how much luggage space it would take to travel with that many towels!

     

    The "nice" items I put in my bags:

    pashmina for the ladies (in a neutral non-wedding color so they can use again)

    aviator sunglasses for the men (both of these items from an online wholesaler)

    sun visors (not personalized)

    travel mugs (from dollar store - not personalized)

    personalized koozies

     

    Then I put a "In sickness...." bag with:

    tissues

    Advil

    Pepto

    aloe gel

    first aid kit

    hand sanitizer

     

    And a "...and in health" bag:

    Propel drink packets

    gum

    jelly beans

    floss picks

    (and maybe one or two more tiny things that I can't remember)
     

    What I haven't completed for the OOT bags are the Welcome letter and the itineraries.  I plan on having a guest version of the itinerary and and family version (includes family picture times and rehearsal/dinner).

     

    Hope that helps.  If you are interested in where I bought anything, just let me know.


     

    Originally Posted by mgl27 

    Hi,

     

    I am starting to work on our OTT bags.  Is anyone else doing these??  And what are you putting in them?? We originally wanted to include towels, but those seem to be crazy expensive..

     

    Thanks girls!!

     

    OMG, my wedding is coming up so fast!!!  Trying not to stress.... 

     

     

     

     


     



     



    #5632 mgl27

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      Posted 20 August 2011 - 11:01 AM



      Thanks, Courtney!!  What bags did you get?? And how about the personalized koozies??

       

      Thanks for all your help!!  Always! :)

       

      Meghan

      Originally Posted by clgriffi7 

      I have my OOT bags mostly complete - and I actually not only selected items based on cost, but on size too.  Imagine how much luggage space it would take to travel with that many towels!

       

      The "nice" items I put in my bags:

      pashmina for the ladies (in a neutral non-wedding color so they can use again)

      aviator sunglasses for the men (both of these items from an online wholesaler)

      sun visors (not personalized)

      travel mugs (from dollar store - not personalized)

      personalized koozies

       

      Then I put a "In sickness...." bag with:

      tissues

      Advil

      Pepto

      aloe gel

      first aid kit

      hand sanitizer

       

      And a "...and in health" bag:

      Propel drink packets

      gum

      jelly beans

      floss picks

      (and maybe one or two more tiny things that I can't remember)
       

      What I haven't completed for the OOT bags are the Welcome letter and the itineraries.  I plan on having a guest version of the itinerary and and family version (includes family picture times and rehearsal/dinner).

       

      Hope that helps.  If you are interested in where I bought anything, just let me know.


       



       



       


      Meghan

      #5633 clgriffi7

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        Posted 20 August 2011 - 05:23 PM

        We bought our bags at the Dollar Tree.  I am relatively certain that some of my guests will leave their bags at the resort and the rest probably wouldn't use it again if I put my name or wedding date on it.  So I didn't want to waste a lot of money on the bags.

         

        The personalized koozies came from discountfavors.com
         

        Good luck with choosing your items.

         

        Courtney
         

        Originally Posted by mgl27 



        Thanks, Courtney!!  What bags did you get?? And how about the personalized koozies??

         

        Thanks for all your help!!  Always! :)

         

        Meghan



         



         



        #5634 mgl27

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          Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:13 PM


          We got our bags from cheaptotes.com (99 cents).  I was wondering if anyone had gotten them from there.  Ours have not arrived yet, but should be Tuesday. :)  We also got create your own iron-decals from staples that we will put on the bag.  I am thinking something with a sun or palm tree and put Cancun 2011 on it.  We also found bags with printable bag toppers at staples. Which we will be flling with:

           

          We ordered from minimus.biz and got the following:

          advil

          pepto

          gatorade singles

          gum

          hand sanitizer wipes

          chapstick

          aloe vera gel

           

          All for $138 and free shipping.  Which I though was great.  I am making 40 bags!!

           

          One of my bridesmaids is a dental hygienist, so she will hook me up with some floss as well.

           

          Next we are looking at koozies which will be fun.  And I think that we will be getting luggage tags.  My fiance wants to make welcome programs, so I am going to go ahead and let him be in charge of that.  He also wants to get personalized labels that would fit around the chapstick.

           

          Ugh.  So much to do.  But stuff is ordered.  I will put up some pics as I get stuff complete.  Thanks for everyones help and awesome suggestions.

           

          Anyone else thinking luggage tags?  And if so, has anyone found a cheap place to order from.

           

          Thanks!

           

          Meghan
           

          Originally Posted by clgriffi7 

          We bought our bags at the Dollar Tree.  I am relatively certain that some of my guests will leave their bags at the resort and the rest probably wouldn't use it again if I put my name or wedding date on it.  So I didn't want to waste a lot of money on the bags.

           

          The personalized koozies came from discountfavors.com
           

          Good luck with choosing your items.

           

          Courtney
           



           



           


          Meghan

          #5635 cbandemer

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            Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:15 AM

            This is awesome!! I was wondering if anyone knows if you can have sky lanterns at Dreams?? I asked Yamina a couple weeks ago and still now response.



            #5636 clgriffi7

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              Posted 24 August 2011 - 10:05 AM

              If you find any cheap luggage tags please let me know.  I think I read from a previous bride that my travel agent sent out tags and info packets to her guests.  I wish I knew whether she still did that so I can plan accordingly.  But we closed out our group last week and final payments are due next week so hopefully if she still does those things she will send them out next week.

               

              I heard back from Claudia after a couple of weeks and she gave me the option of the terrace or the garden for the cocktail hour and I am not sure which to go with.  I have seen pictures of the Terrace so that seems like the safe bet.  But part of me thinks it would be nice for the guests to not see the cocktail hour location during the ceremony.  Does that seem silly?  I wish I knew more about the garden area.  I have been to resorts where they have wedding events right next to, or in between, buildings with hotel rooms so you could sit out on your balcony and watch the event.  You know the Terrace isn't that way, but I wonder about the Garden.  This is what happens when you aren't able to visit your venue before having your wedding.  I have asked my travel agent (former Dreams Cancun bride) for her opinion.

               

              Originally Posted by mgl27 


              Next we are looking at koozies which will be fun.  And I think that we will be getting luggage tags.  My fiance wants to make welcome programs, so I am going to go ahead and let him be in charge of that.  He also wants to get personalized labels that would fit around the chapstick.

               

              Anyone else thinking luggage tags?  And if so, has anyone found a cheap place to order from.

               



               



              #5637 clgriffi7

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                Posted 24 August 2011 - 10:28 AM

                Went to the Dreams Cancun facebook page and took a look at the Visual Tour.  There was a location listed as the "Spa Wet Area" which turns out to be an outdoor location.  I asked my travel agent if this is what they consider the Garden (I think the Garden and the Spa Garden are the same thing, right?)

                 

                Spa Wet Area.png



                #5638 Soon2BMrsS

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                  Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:18 PM

                  I ordered ours from cheaptotes, the white ones.  I was hoping to use an Iron on decal as well, but the ink didn't transfer as well as I had hoped. Now I am a bit nervous... I ordered 24, but am wishing I had just got some from the dollar tree!!!! any ideas what to do??



                  #5639 Soon2BMrsS

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                    Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:32 PM

                    I have put together a wedding week survival kit, with a spanish/english dictionary, first aid kit with pepto, advil, a sewing kit, personalized koozies (oriental trading) pen/paper, single crystal light packs,  tissues, sunblock, playing cards, hand sanitizer. 

                     

                     Were should I look for the pashmina's?



                    #5640 hairdos11

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                      Posted 24 August 2011 - 02:21 PM

                      I believe that you can have it by the spa garden because I know I have seen a pic on this site of a reception there.   However the garden reception pics that I was sent by Claudia were of the grassy area by the pool, over that way.  Which is still really beautiful because you can see the gazebo, pool, and ocean.  

                      Question for everyone, how far apart are you doing the wed, cocktail hour, and reception. We are thinking wed at noon, the pics, then cocktail hour, then dinner at 4pm.  I know it seems far apart but since we will be a small group I figure after the ceremony and pictures everyone could go freshen up in their rooms or sit at the bar in between the dinner times.  I know all the weddings I went to there was always a huge gap and you socialized in between.  Or should I move the wed until 2pm?  Claudia thought my gap was big but she said it's up to me. 

                      Bags for guest- I got brown gifts bags from Jo Ann Fabrics I did stencils on there of palm trees, hula girls, fish, and cocktails.  I picked paints that really stood out, I just put Cancun, Mexico on there.  No names or dates, more work then I imagined.  I plan to put cards, crossword puzzle books, a bittle stoppers, and cocktail for dummies.  Again I have a small group of 15-20 and they range in age so I tried to think of everyone.  At the dollar store they have the crossword books, at Target for a dollar they have the cocktails for dummies.  Anything else I plan to grab when I'm down there, that way I don't have to lug it in down there.  If you buy say 10-20 shot glasses there I'm sure you can bargain for a good price.  Sorry so long! Anyone know where to get personalized cards.  At becup they wanted $70 for 24 packs (that's the min. you have to order) which includes the setup fee.  That seems like alot of money to me!






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