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#31 adias.angel

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    Posted 31 August 2008 - 06:36 PM

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    Originally Posted by PhillyBride09
    I have a question for those who actually made OOT bags and carried all of the stuff with them...Did you need a whole extra suitcase??
    Thats exactly same conclusion we came to was how to get it all down there so I think we are going to do small OOT bag with a underwater camera, welcome booklet, excursion gift certificate and maybe on or two other SMALL things.

    Still working on how we are going to package it up, I really wanted to stay away from the whole bag idea. I am starting to think it might be fun to wrap them up like a birthday present for people to open.

    #32 soon2bePowers

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      Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:09 PM

      I got an OOT bag when I went to a wedding in California this summer. It had candy, snacks, coffee, maps, info and water.

      I loved the bag and took it to the pool everyday (they got them at targets $1 spot), we ate the candy and snacks because they were there and used the info.

      The bag was my favorite part. I am thinking about doing a bag (beach tote) with a welcome book.

      #33 kate.com

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        Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:49 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by PhillyBride09
        I have a question for those who actually made OOT bags and carried all of the stuff with them...Did you need a whole extra suitcase?? I plan on doing a bag or each of my guests with a Beach towel (Monogramed) and other little things they may need...But all I keep thinking about is all the suit cases I am going to need. Was it hectic getting it all there and then putting them together?
        I'm also making my bouquets and bouts and god knows what else....Center pieces maybe? I dunno, but I am gonna need alot of suit cases aren't I?
        I better tell my FI to pack lite!! hahahahaha
        To give you an idea: I bought 30 medium sized tote bags from eddie bauer (canvas, blue handles) and are having them monogramed. They have their own large suitcase.
        The items I am bringing to put in the bags are small, so they will take up one more medium suitcase, then when we get to mexico, we are going to take a trip to the store to buy some bottled water, a couple of snacks and maybe little bottles of tiquila.
        *** The best idea I have is to make sure your luggage can pack into other luggage for the ride home. So if I have things that are non breakable- like the bags themselves, I am going to try to put them in a duffle bag so I have less to bring home, make sense?

        The other thing I am trying to remember is to not get too carried away, the gesture is nice, but people will appriciate anything we do!

        #34 adias.angel

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          Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:30 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by soon2bePowers
          The bag was my favorite part. I am thinking about doing a bag (beach tote) with a welcome book.
          Hmmm maybe I need to rethink not putting it in a bag.

          Were the bags per room or per person? I just cant imagine male guests wanting one LOL

          #35 Tina5978

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            Posted 08 December 2010 - 09:04 PM

            Although posted years ago this thread has been exceptionally helpful!  Thanks ladies.


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            #36 shan0487

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            Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:32 AM

            Thank you for the info.  I think I am going to give everything to my guests beforehand so I don't have to lug everything down with me!



            #37 tross84

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              Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:44 AM

              great thread ladies...thank you!



              #38 traceysteve

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                Posted 28 March 2011 - 05:31 AM

                I dunno, I really like the idea of my guests going to their room and finding their welcome bags.



                #39 JayKay

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                Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:07 AM

                We aren't doing OOT bags.  We are on a tight budget and just can't afford them.  I think instead we will just do a pre travel brochure and a luggage tag and send them out a month or so before we leave.



                #40 shan0487

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                Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:36 AM


                I'm with you....I'm on a tight budget, and trying to save money. The bags are not expected by guests.  I will send them a pre-travel brochure and luggage tags and am going to buy some sort of thermal mug for my guests.  i think that will be good enough!
                 

                Originally Posted by JayKay 

                We aren't doing OOT bags.  We are on a tight budget and just can't afford them.  I think instead we will just do a pre travel brochure and a luggage tag and send them out a month or so before we leave.



                 






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