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#61 Jenn

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    Posted 18 February 2008 - 03:15 PM

    I think buying t-shirts there is great if you aren't planning on personalizing them - first off, less to carry down! Which is HUGE! And although they weren't this cheap everywhere, we saw the same deal at probably 10+ different places, so it is out there. We also saw deals like 3 bottles of rum for $10. We splurged a little and bought our guests coffee to take home (small 2oz bags) for $4 each. Also a big hit!

    #62 Kat81

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      Posted 18 February 2008 - 03:17 PM

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      Originally Posted by JUSTUSTWO
      When you go to a bar in an AI you get "little plastic cups" when you order a drink. If you take the travel mug with you, the bartender will usually put your drink in your mug as opposed to the "little plastic cup"! So you get more to drink & you make less trips to the bar for drinks & you have a nice souvenior/keepsake from the wedding. Its a win-win situation I guess. LOL

      There are many options, travel mugs, stadium cups, DIY cups etc...
      I'll post some links to what some people have gotten:
      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t14394
      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t14904
      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t13807
      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t13563
      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t13612
      Thanks for the info... that will be so useful! I love you guys! LOL I am so glad I found this site

      #63 JUSTUSTWO

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        Posted 18 February 2008 - 03:22 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Jenn
        I think buying t-shirts there is great if you aren't planning on personalizing them - first off, less to carry down! Which is HUGE! And although they weren't this cheap everywhere, we saw the same deal at probably 10+ different places, so it is out there. We also saw deals like 3 bottles of rum for $10. We splurged a little and bought our guests coffee to take home (small 2oz bags) for $4 each. Also a big hit!
        So true, the biggest advantage is in not having to pack all those shirts to take down. I also forgot about the great coffee & rum! My list of ideas gets longer & longer! : )

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        Thanks for the info... that will be so useful! I love you guys! LOL I am so glad I found this site
        No problem. If I didn't have BDW & these ladies, I'd be so lost. Helping each other out is what we're all here for.

        #64 bre

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          Posted 18 February 2008 - 05:31 PM

          I did simple paper gift bags b/c I personally wouldn't reuse a bag with someone's wedding logo on it so I decided to save money there.

          here is what we included (I think this is everything...):
          welcome letter
          dove chocolates
          alka-seltzer
          crystal light individual flavor packets (hotel gives bottled water in every room)
          emergen-c (energy/immune booster)
          custom bookmark
          chap stick
          sunscreen (little travel tube from target $1)
          pack of eclipse gum
          travel candle and matches
          pashmina for the ladies
          cigar for the men

          bolded items are the ones that people commented on the most. Pashminas were a very big hit. I bought three colors and let the ladies choose their own.
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          #65 Kat81

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            Posted 18 February 2008 - 05:35 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by bre
            I did simple paper gift bags b/c I personally wouldn't reuse a bag with someone's wedding logo on it so I decided to save money there.

            here is what we included (I think this is everything...):
            welcome letter
            dove chocolates
            alka-seltzer
            crystal light individual flavor packets (hotel gives bottled water in every room)
            emergen-c (energy/immune booster)
            custom bookmark
            chap stick
            sunscreen (little travel tube from target $1)
            pack of eclipse gum
            travel candle and matches
            pashmina for the ladies
            cigar for the men

            bolded items are the ones that people commented on the most. Pashminas were a very big hit. I bought three colors and let the ladies choose their own.
            Where are these logos coming from? How do I make one and how do I go about printing them out to put on everything?

            #66 rodent

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              Posted 18 February 2008 - 05:35 PM

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              Originally Posted by Wisco4
              If anyone is concerned about filling a huge bag, consider getting a smaller OOT bag. I ordered these from Oriental Trading. I'll be giving one per person and I should be able to fit a travel mug, a few snacks, some advil, pepto and our itinerary in it.
              The "fabric" of the bag is almost like a rubbery/vinyl texture so I thought it would be great to put a wet suit in if our guests decide to swim the last day before heading home.

              Bright Stripes Tote Bags

              Bright Geometric Tote Bags
              Good price. I'm going to pull out a ruler & see if i think these will be big enough. I'd like people to be able to tote some stuff to the pool.

              #67 CourtneyV

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                Posted 18 February 2008 - 05:37 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Kat81
                Where are these logos coming from? How do I make one and how do I go about printing them out to put on everything?
                You may want to check out some of these posts..


                http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t8310
                http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t4213
                http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t15606
                http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t8168
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                #68 Kat81

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                  Posted 18 February 2008 - 05:39 PM

                  Oh thanks!!!

                  #69 foxytv

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                    Posted 18 February 2008 - 08:24 PM

                    We are doing one bag per couple (got the $0.79 natural canvas bags from Promotional tote bags custom sizes and styles from cheap totes) and putting two travel mugs in each for the couples and one each if they are a single.

                    In the DR, I've heard a lot about mosquitoes, especially at night -- so as an affordable alternative to 40 mosquito bite anti-itch sprays/lotions ... we are taking an economy pack of dryer sheets and small ziplock bags. The dryer sheets are used to rub on your skin after being bitten to stave off the itch. I'll also have a sticker on the outside of the ziploc so our guests know what it's for.

                    My Mom got small individual packs of Avon Skin-So-Soft to add to the bags as bug spray. It works great and if you know an Avon rep, she can order samples for next to nothing. See if she will order some for your bags!!

                    #70 Jenn

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                      Posted 20 February 2008 - 08:07 PM

                      Oh... I just remembered the other thing people really liked... afterbite! We got them on drugstore.com in packs 2/$3. It was a splurge, but we gave 1 per couple/family, and for those that did get bitten, they were a big hit. Tami's idea is much more affordable though :)




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