This is actually probably one of my very few regrets. I went all out with a lovely OOT bag. It was fun, but seriously, half the stuff didn't get used. If I had to do it all over again, I would get the travel mugs and just put the goodies inside of those. And by goodies, I'd do a small sunscreen (a lot of people ran out and were very thankful to not have to pay the high gift store price), SPF lip balm (almost everyone forgot to bring that), gum, candy, ibprofin/tums, and tylenol packs. (the travel packs of the drugs can be bought at Office Max... that's where i found the best price). All of that would have fit inside of my travel mug and saved me a lot of money.
Originally Posted by abbie32
Is anyone NOT doing OOT bags? I had it in my head the whole time that I was going to do OOT bags for my guests until I went out and started shopping for them. I have such a large group that I was uncomfortable paying hundreds of dollars for dollarstore and walmart items to fill the bag that they will probably bring themselves. So, I was wondering what wedding favors people are doing? Does anyone know of a cheap excursion for 65 people? haha We're going to give out maracas as a wedding favor but I was thinking I needed something else. I probably don't need anything else and I'm just being crazy.
One more question... I have 6 bridesmaids and I paid for their dresses and jewellery and bought them flip-flops to match the dresses for the reception. Do I have to pay for their hair as well? The spa prices are pretty steep if I'm paying for 6 people to get their hair done. I was thinking I would rather get them a small gift. What are you doing for your BM? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. My FI keeps reminding me how they didn't give much of anything for their wedding and I had to pay for my dress but I think differently and men don't care. hahaha