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Are OOTs a must? What are alternatives?

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#101 itsjuliez

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    Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:43 AM

    Love this thread! So many great ideas from everyone!

    I'm starting early so that we don't feel the cost of everything at once. Starting some DIY projects as soon as next month! Can't wait!

    #102 StephLB

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      Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:16 AM

      So glad I'm not the only one to wonder about this! I am going to do small OOT bags, but I'm trying really hard not to go overboard... Sadly, not going overboard is NOT my strong suit.

      #103 FutureMrsSingh

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        Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:08 PM

        love this thread, too! thanks for all of the helpful ideas, ladies :)

        #104 pzl101

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          Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:13 AM

          I plan on doing a simple Welcome bag. My cousin included a bottle of local Jamaican rum and a nicely package of local coffee. I assume guests would bring the essential suntan lotion, advil etc. so don't want to pack extra stuff that may not be necessary.

          #105 cdnbanker

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            Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:48 PM

            go with what ever your budget and time allows. Guests don't "expect" to get a gift!

            #106 MrsMoye

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              Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:13 PM

              Originally Posted by BethandBill 

              My fiance and I are planning to take all of our guests on a catamaran cruise as a thank you for coming. We may still get them a trinket or two but we arent going crazy with the goody bags 

              Great idea!

              #107 Italy2013

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                Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:56 AM

                We are sending our guests a package with a note expressing our excitement that they are joining us in Italy for the wedding. In the package we will send luggage tags, electricity converters, to do guides for Rome and Florence (our excursions for the wedding week) blow up neck pillows and money belts.

                #108 safety75

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                  Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:21 PM

                  In lieu of a bag, I'd suggest getting guests 32oz bubba kegs to take. I got them for our bridal party and everyone lives them and used them.

                  #109 agm04

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                    Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:32 AM

                    Just got back from our wedding - we did beach bags (filled with goodies), and the bags were used nonstop. I definitely don't think they're a must-do item, but they were definitely appreciated by our guests!

                    #110 thurberwedding

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                    Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:45 AM

                    I don't think they are necessarily a must, but we are doing them as a gesture of gratitude for our guests spending lots of time/money attending our wedding. I think for larger weddings it would be too difficult, but we are only having about 30 ppl making the trip. We are doing one bag per couple or single person to cut down on the amount of stuff we need to bring as well.

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