Good luck with everything! On the OOT bags (out of town gift bags) I purchased draw string bags from oriental trading company (very inexpensive) In them I put a frisbee or a nerf football, blowup beach ball, sudoku books, crossword puzzle books, disposable under water camera, hand sanitizer, playing cards, tissue, small water squirt guns, gum, a "beach kit" (included lip balm, sunscreen, aloe) and a "hangover kit" (including pepto, immodium, tylenol, alka-seltzer, tums, emergen-c) before we leave we also are planning on adding some snacks (maybe granola bars and trail mix??) I heard you can give these to the front desk and they will put the bags in each room. If not the first night I will give them to everyone. I decided to put the bags together here, I found most items on sale, and I didn't know if I would find everything I wanted to put in them, there.
We have a small group 18 total, and are also using our ipod for music. I think everyone will have more fun with a smaller group (plus I don't have to worry about making rounds to say hi to so many people)
I have not thought about what to wear after the reception, (I guess if my dress is comfortable enough I might go with that) but otherwise, maybe a while dress... I'm curious to see what everyone else is wearing too!
again, good luck with everything! When is your big day? Mine is May 19th, 2011!! I hit my 2 month mark yesterday!!!!!!
Originally Posted by violagirl
Two months until the big day! What are you ladies planning on wearing out on the town after the reception is over? I was thinking of getting a tea-length white dress to wear after my reception, but I don't know that I want to invest in a second wedding dress. Are any other brides planning on changing to go out on the town after the reception, and if so, what are you planning on wearing?
Also wondering....OOT gifts, bags-- what is the tradition here? What does OOT stand for, what types of things should be included, and how are these delivered to the guests? Also, should these be prepared ahead of time and transported, or do you think we could get away with putting them together in Mexico, a couple days before the wedding?
SweetLe: I bought four boxes of LED flickering tea lights (very inexpensive online), and I plan to buy some paper to make simple luminaries to set in the center of the tables. I also got chair sashes, table covers, a gold runner for the head table, and will print my own place holders on cardstock. Oh--and a couple rolls of burgundy and ivory tulle, to decorate the gazebo. We have only 17 people for our reception (ourselves included), so we will probably order centerpieces either through the resort or from Maya Diseno....though I have been waiting to hear back from them for a while now.
We're doing the ipod thing as well. I will definitely check out the wedding app that was mentioned- what a great idea! My FI is worried that the reception won't be fun because it is such a small group, but I think it may even be more fun that way. Everyone there has no kids to worry about, nowhere to go, except to hang out and celebrate with us...and, no one has to drive
It is seriously a drag that the resort feels they have to profit so heavily off of things like using an outside vendor, not having 20 guests for the reception, charging for admission to the wedding and doubling all fees for non-resort guests. Especially when we're paying thousands of dollars to rent a room for the week. It's disappointing and frustrating. But then, weddings were never really meant to be inexpensive, were they?
Thanks to everyone for their continued comments/insight....this site has been very helpful!