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Are OOTs a must? What are alternatives?

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#61 nancya

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    Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:21 PM

    I am so glad I read this thread. I love the idea of OOT bags and I have been collecting stuff for them but then I started worrying about how I was going to get all of them down there on top of everything else. Very true that our guests will appreciate whatever we give them even if its something small.

    #62 Tia529

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      Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:25 AM

      This thread is great!  I love the idea of giving guests their bags before the trip; that way guests can decide what they want to bring to the resort, and we don't have to worry about getting it all down there.  I also think it would be nice to personally deliver the bags to guests who live near enough.

      #63 vickib

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        Posted 04 January 2012 - 03:46 PM

        What I did was plan on a certain number and if I bought too much, then each person would recieve an OOT bag.  So far, I am over by 3 people!  Not bad!

        Originally Posted by JenG05 

        I really want to give out OOT bags, but it's too early to start buying the items since I don't know how many guests will be attending.  I definitely want to include a beach tote and bubba keg.  I also wanted to do party flops but was thinking it might be a better idea to hand out the flip flops at the reception, so people keep dancing all night long (esp. the ladies that will wear heels that may get tired and will be very grateful for flip flops).  What does everyone think?


        #64 echraide

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          Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:32 PM

          That's a really smart idea. I really like the suggestions I've seen for games like playing cards and soduku. Not that anyone is going to be bored, but its nice to lounge and do something that simple and fun. Makes me anxious to be lying on that beach doing NOTHING lol

          #65 olive0y1

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            Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:35 PM

            Thanks for the post! Though my FI and I are just starting to plan, I'm thinking about OOT bags as well.

            #66 BrideVee

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              Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:40 PM

              I was thinking of OOT bags for my wedding too. Starting to plan ahead but am not sure how to bring them all with me. Thanks for all the posts!

              #67 BrideVee

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                Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:41 PM

                I was thinking of OOT bags for my wedding too. Starting to plan ahead but am not sure how to bring them all with me. Thanks for all the posts!

                #68 Sharonte

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                  Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:20 PM

                  The OOT bags are a great idea as long as you include items that will definitely be  used. We flew Delta to Jamaica and were allowed 2 luggages free each. So I had one suitcase that had all of my wedding/OOT bags items in it . We had 16 guests so I didn't really have a lot to pack. The OOT bags delivered to our guests rooms before they arrived and the resort charged a fee of $3.00 per bag for delivery. Our guests really appreciated the OOT bags. You can't go wrong with OOT bags!

                  #69 ChocoTaco7568

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                    Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

                    I'm so happy I stumbled upon this thread. It definitely relieved the anxiety that I was beginning to acquire regarding OOT bags.

                    #70 bacha24

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                      Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:35 AM

                      I didn't know what OOT bags were either until I found this site!  I was onboard with the idea right away, but the fiancee wasn't too crazy about spending more money.  But in the end we decided that our guests have spent a bit of money to join us for the wedding so it is the least we can do to give them a little bag of goodies.  We also decided to have a get together prior to the trip so that we won't have to lug everything to Mexico.  We also decided we are doing 1 bag per room or family.  If there 2 single people sharing a room we would give them a bag each.  I have been obsessively reading the posts about OOT bags and decided get canvas tote bags (and iron on transfer our logo) so that they can use the bags when going to the pool or beach.  We also bought bubba kegs as we swear by bringing these to an all inclusive resort.  And I am currently researching prices for the other little items we can put in the bag so that I can be as frugal as possible.  I am still looking for ways to incorporate a map of the resort or a list of excursions they can take - not sure how to put that together just yet.....

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