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#1 RiuBride2b

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    Posted 08 May 2008 - 10:24 AM

    Okay, I am going crazy. I am putting together my OOT bags and I am trying to decide if wedding favors should be given out at the end of the reception. The OOT Bags will be given at the welcome dinner and I am having a 4 hour reception for the day of the wedding. Some of family members are saying that we should do favors because people are going to be expecting them.
    We are only giving those that are staying at the resort OOT Bags so now I feel like I am obligated to give wedding favors. Not to mention we will be having between 85 - 95 guests!!!$$$

    What are you guys doing regarding favors? and if you are giving favors, what kind are you giving?

    #2 becks

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    Posted 08 May 2008 - 10:43 AM

    Just OOT bags for us. But everyone is staying at the resort.

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    #3 Myda77

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      Posted 08 May 2008 - 10:49 AM

      I was also thinking about this. I am not sure now that you mention it. It is going to cost extra money to include favors. My OOT bags were going to be generic everyday items but I wanted to give favors so that everyone can have a nice momento for the wedding. I was just searching yesterday for favor ideas, it's very early for me so I am still looking around. I was thinking of giving the men brass compasses and the women embroidered handkerchiers (DIY Lord help me) and I would put them in those straw boxes. That is probably going to cost me. I will see how my budget gets, and if I can't do it, I just won't. I don't think peope care that much about favors anyways. Less stuff to carry home.

      You do have alot of guests however and after you do the OOT bags, maybe it won't be a big deal that they don't get a favor. They will be so impressed by the OOT bags
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      #4 DanielleNDerek

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        Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:07 AM

        We're doing oot bags for each couple and favors for everyone. but we only have like 32 people going and everyone is staying at our resorts. for favors we are giving everyone photo albums. these are them:
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        But fsil had her wedding in mexico a couple of years ago and she gave out margarita drink mix packets, they were really cute and easy to bring with you. I'm sure you could get them for a decent price.
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        #5 michelle08

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          Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:09 AM

          I am doing both...

          I liked the starfish wine toppers because they go with the theme and they are practical...everyone can use a wine stopper. Plus mom went and had them engraved w/ our names and date. I bought plastic wine glasses at the party store and I am going to put the starfish inside then put sand in the glass and tie a ribbon around it and have them placed on the guestbook table.

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          #6 lucy106

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            Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:11 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by DanielleNDerek
            We're doing oot bags for each couple and favors for everyone. but we only have like 32 people going and everyone is staying at our resorts. for favors we are giving everyone photo albums. these are them:
            Click the image to open in full size.

            But fsil had her wedding in mexico a couple of years ago and she gave out margarita drink mix packets, they were really cute and easy to bring with you. I'm sure you could get them for a decent price.
            Oh Danielle I love those photo albums, do you remember where you got them? I was just going to do OOT bags. We are trying to keep costs down. I guess I look at it as the OOT bags are the favors you just get them early.

            #7 JUSTUSTWO

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              Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:16 AM

              I gave out OOT bags & favors. I gave out the OOT bags at the welcome dinner & I had the coordinator put the favors on each person's plate at the reception.

              I also used the same starfish favors that Michelle posted. They worked out great. I wasn't sure about the quality when I received them, but for the price they were a great buy. We also only had about 25-30 guests so it wasn't too expensive.

              #8 DanielleNDerek

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                Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:19 AM

                Steph i got the albums on this site:
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                But honestly i think oot bags are enough if you give them to all your guests. I just love shopping and giving out gifts. for fsil weddind she didnt' do oot bags she just did the favors. So i don't think any of my guests will even expect oot bags.
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                #9 michelle08

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                  Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:19 AM

                  I love the photobooks! Great idea...

                  About the margarita favor packets...check out this site...I just ordered the fiesta ones for our pre-wedding fiesta bash.

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                  #10 DanielleNDerek

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                    Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:21 AM

                    Oh Michelle that looks so cute in the glasses. i love how you have them setup with drink umbrellas and everything. Great idea.
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