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#21 raisinblur

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    Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:53 PM

    So... I've decided to just go with travel mugs and fill them with stuff. I got 53 travel mugs from discountmugs.com for about $180. We didn't get them imprinted, since that would have added significantly to the cost. They seem semi-stackable, so that will help with the baggage. We will probably spend another $50-$100 filling them with first-aid items, tissues, and whatever else we can stuff in there, and a little welcome note. I think our guests will find the mugs really handy because I've read that our AI uses the small disposable cups, and all the reviews on tripadvisor say to bring your own cup.

    I feel soooo much better about this decision now because I saved some money by not buying tote bags. And I know I would have ended up spending waaaay more trying to fill the whole bag. At least now, I know my costs are capped at about $300 (hopefully, it'll be less).

    Thanks again to everyone for the advice.

    #22 heather007

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      Posted 03 May 2008 - 02:17 AM

      Way to go on the travel mugs. Sidenote: I spent the evening with my parents and my Dad told me to put travel mugs in our OOT bags. I'm thinking that if my Dad knows about the the usefulness of travel mugs at resorts, and he hasn't even gone to one before, then it is a good bet that they will be well recieved.

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      #23 EricaG

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        Posted 03 May 2008 - 02:56 AM

        We are doing OOT bags but my parents are footing some of the cost for them since they are also paying for the wedding package down there. We will each put a Welcome/Thank You note in the bags. My Mom has decided that she is going to make some beach totes to give to everyone. We are also going to do the travel mugs, but we are going to hand those out right before we leave to those that live in our town, and the rest will be handed out at the airport. The tote bags and other trinkets that we think would be useful will be handed out down there. We have people that have offered up luggage space for our stuff to haul down there as well, so I think we will be alright.

        Some of the ideas for the OOT bags are:
        -Immodium
        -lip balm
        -bath puff
        -bath bombs (DIY project)
        -aloe vera
        -sticky notes (one per room)
        -pen (one per room)
        -tealights
        -hand sanitizer
        -and the beach tote my mom is making

        In the travel mugs we are putting a pack of gum as well. We were going to do luggage tags, but the travel agent we booked through does them for everyone with their name and address on them.
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        #24 amandasalways

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          Posted 25 November 2010 - 10:29 AM

          I know this was a huge disagreement between my FI and I, I wanted to do them because I thought it would be a nice gesture, but as I keep picking up things for the bags the cost is soaring. I am definately starting to see me FI's point as it is a huge added expense, and most people coming to the DW wont know to expect them. I am glad I am doing them though, just wish it was a little cheaper...



          #25 X-Chan

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            Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:06 PM

            We're planning on giving our guests a little mickey of rum ($3-4 in Cuba) and cigars as well as an undecided small wedding favour at the reception so I think I'm going to skip the OOT bags and just provide an extensive travel checklist to make sure everyone brings what they might need.



            #26 bmadzia1

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              Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:10 PM

              When we first started the planning - OOT bags was a must! Now, as we are rounding off the numbers, reality is hitting. Therefore we decided instead of doing bull staff, we will either get Yellow inprinted drawstring bags with Jamaican Flag and the date (instead of guests buying this at the resort for absurt amount of money), and just putting in after sun lotion Hawaiian Tropics and maybe another little something. From our travels with friends and family, we know they usually do not have the after sun lotions :) cause they use mine.

               

              We will be doing favours though. Something little again - like a sea shell beer opener or a wine stopper. ...



              #27 missook

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                Posted 01 January 2011 - 08:29 PM

                It's totally up to what you're able to do.  Don't stress over OOT bags.  If you want to keep it simple, it doesn't have to cost too.  Good luck



                #28 kymish

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                  Posted 08 September 2011 - 10:01 AM

                  thats a great idea !!
                   

                  Originally Posted by X-Chan 

                  We're planning on giving our guests a little mickey of rum ($3-4 in Cuba) and cigars as well as an undecided small wedding favour at the reception so I think I'm going to skip the OOT bags and just provide an extensive travel checklist to make sure everyone brings what they might need.



                   






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