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#1 Tracy

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    Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:00 PM

    We ARE doing OOT bags...do you think wedding favors are necessary/appropriate in addition to OOT bags? By favors, I mean leaving something at everyone's place setting during the reception/dinner, or do you think OOT bags are enough, and take the place of favors?

    #2 jmill130

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      Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:06 PM

      Tracy,
      I have seen great ideas for favors here. Things like flip flops, to starfish necklaces, and photo frames. We spent $20.00 on each OOT bag and blew our budget. We did not have favors and no one thought anything of it. Since we've been home we got a bunch of thank yous for our OOT bags, many guests thought it was a favor! Good luck to you!

      #3 Goldstein to Be

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        Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:07 PM

        Hi Tracy,

        We're giving gift bags to out guests but are trying to keep the costs down. We are giving canvas beach bags, travel games, snacks and other a couple of commemorative gifts. We are trying to keep the gifts under $10 a piece. It is definitely a costly thing but we thought it would be a nice treat for people who traveled so far to share our moments with us. It's definitely not a 'must do.' I don't think our guests are expecting it at all.

        Check out the OOTO threads for other ideas.

        #4 beth

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          Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:16 PM

          We are not doing OOT bags. We are going to have a card on each of our reception tables that says lieu of favors we are making a donation to XXX charity in our guests names. Hope that helps!

          #5 Tracy

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            Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:36 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Goldstein to Be
            Hi Tracy,

            We're giving gift bags to out guests but are trying to keep the costs down. We are giving canvas beach bags, travel games, snacks and other a couple of commemorative gifts. We are trying to keep the gifts under $10 a piece. It is definitely a costly thing but we thought it would be a nice treat for people who traveled so far to share our moments with us. It's definitely not a 'must do.' I don't think our guests are expecting it at all.

            Check out the OOTO threads for other ideas.
            Hi - Yes, we are doing OOT bags - but I was wondering if you are doing favors (at the actual tables) in addition to the OOT bags?

            #6 syl1115

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              Posted 01 September 2008 - 07:28 PM

              I am doing Oot bags and favors. I purchased white metal pails from the dollar store, 3/$1.00 the purchased organza bags and put m&m's in them.

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              #7 1elephant

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                Posted 01 September 2008 - 07:33 PM

                i didn't want favors. dh convinced me to get $2.00 giant chocolate chip cookies from a fantastic local (local to pv) bakery. they were already wrapped, and we stuck a label w/ our monogram on it. we also did oot bags. i don't think both are necessary.

                #8 nicoleandscott

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                  Posted 01 September 2008 - 08:16 PM

                  i'm viewing the OOT bags as a favor! i like the m&m idea someone posted above!

                  #9 Thomasjsgirl

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                    Posted 01 September 2008 - 08:53 PM

                    I think with destination weddings, anything goes. If you're doing OOT bags, that's already plenty. But if you're stuck on the tradition of a favour, may-be spend a little less on the OOT bags so that you have some wiggle room in your budget for the favours. I'm doing both, but that's my personal choice. I definitely don't feel like I'm obligated to do so.
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                    #10 becks

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                    Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:31 AM

                    We did OOT bags, and then had fans on everyone's chairs at the ceremony as "favors". It was definitely more than enough.

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