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#31 cheeks75

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    Posted 15 May 2008 - 12:43 PM

    Everything looks great!!!! Where did you order the Cancun shot glasses from? I would love to have those as favors.

    #32 kelcrooks

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      Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:29 PM

      The key cards are awesome. Your guests are going to love them.

      #33 wade2893

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        Posted 15 May 2008 - 04:07 PM

        Ok, so here is the skinny on the Personalized Key Cards. Yes indeed, the personalized key cards were a HUGE hit! We did NOT put stickers on existing key cards, but I guess that is one way you could do it. I actually ordered them from the company that makes key cards for about 90% of the hotels around the world.

        I DID come up with the magnet idea myself ;-) by using business card magnets that you can buy from Office Depot/Staples. I cut them into small squares and put into change envelopes that I then printed and put labels on the envelopes to instruct people what they were to be used for. Remember, the magnets will decode the programming, so keep them seperate from the keys once they're coded.

        So here is my big tip...contact PLI (see URL below). They can make them with a picture or they have some generic wedding ones with rings or roses. As you can see, we opted for our own picture and text. The company will work with you to find out if your wedding hotel is one of their clients and then ask you to verify which type of key card system they use. They even sent a sample to the Hyatt in Mexico to test the card, but then we brought them all down with us.

        Click the image to open in full size.

        As for the matches, someone asked about traveling with them. I traveled with them in my CHECKED luggage. I was not stopped by customs in Cancun. I also shipped a few boxes via FedEx to the hotel in advance with a lot of the bag items (eg. the candles, programs, etc). It was totally worth it not to have to lug a bunch of stuff.

        #34 Kat81

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          Posted 15 May 2008 - 04:17 PM

          Was it expensive?

          #35 morenaindc

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            Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:39 PM

            thank you sooooo much for sharing your great finds! i think you just made the keycard company a lot of money :)

            #36 caroline

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              Posted 16 May 2008 - 01:38 PM

              How much?! HOW MUCH?!
              Was it expensive?!
              I just LOVE this idea!

              #37 Sandra E.

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                Posted 16 May 2008 - 02:25 PM

                Great job on these!

                #38 frazali

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                  Posted 16 May 2008 - 05:48 PM

                  I need to chime in as well - I love all of your goodies in your bag!

                  #39 caroline

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                    Posted 16 May 2008 - 08:56 PM

                    Well, I made an inquiry today... and though there IS a minimum order with this particular company (50) those 'keycards' over and above your desired number of guests, can be made into luggage tags - with a completely different photo and for a MINIMAL cost (like a few cents for the holing/strap)

                    He's definately going to be making a few $ off me - if I can "convince" FH... lol - about $200... which works out at about $4 per keycard! Not a bad deal at all, me thinks!

                    #40 lucy106

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                      Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:50 AM

                      Which size bags did you use? I love your stuff! Thank you for sharing!




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