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#451 Blkatz

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    Posted 09 March 2009 - 07:11 PM

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    My wedding is LESSS than 2 months away!! omy gosh! im freaking out!

    what are people's thoughts on OOT bag contents? i have flip-flop key chains, pads of paper w/ pens, mini frisbees, and playing cards..... dont really know what else to buy to put in the bags!?... we are also going to make little favors for the day of the wedding..
    we did
    1-travel candle/personalized match books
    2-first aid kit with advil, aloe, immodium, hand sanitizers and band aids
    3-Spanish for dummies
    4-sea shell photo album
    5-chap sticks
    6-candy
    7-pashmina's for the girls
    8-magazines

    I think that is it-who knows. I seriously can not stop buying things for the bags

    #452 YaelM

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      Posted 09 March 2009 - 07:15 PM

      We started to put together our list for the bags but OMG its adding up VERY fast!! All u ladies that have a lot of fun stuff do you have a lot of guests b/c if we put all that we want i feel like its going to cost us like $400 for our bags. this price includes the bags...is this close to what you guys are spending? We have 32 guests but are making 25 bags - (one bag per couple and some contents we will include one per guest).

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        Posted 09 March 2009 - 07:20 PM

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        first aid kit with advil, aloe, immodium, hand sanitizers and band aids
        i was looking at immodium in walmart and told tom i was checking the price for putting it in our OOT bags ... he thought that was an absolutely ridiculous idea. his words: "you don't put MEDICINE in there. that's just dumb." i tried to explain to him that yes, you do, and that medicine is one of the MAIN things people put in their OOT bags, and one of the few things that is always used and appreciated!

        men ... they just don't get it.

        yael, i hear ya on how the price can add up. i'm finding i'm basing a lot of decisions on item size/weight, because i don't want to pay baggage fees for a million extra suitcases!

        #454 drtracy

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          Posted 09 March 2009 - 08:01 PM

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          i was looking at immodium in walmart and told tom i was checking the price for putting it in our OOT bags ... he thought that was an absolutely ridiculous idea. his words: "you don't put MEDICINE in there. that's just dumb." i tried to explain to him that yes, you do, and that medicine is one of the MAIN things people put in their OOT bags, and one of the few things that is always used and appreciated!

          men ... they just don't get it.

          yael, i hear ya on how the price can add up. i'm finding i'm basing a lot of decisions on item size/weight, because i don't want to pay baggage fees for a million extra suitcases!
          My FI doesn't get the bag concept at all. I think that people will really appreciate the various meds in the bag. I mean who thinks to pack their immodium or tums before a trip. But, when anyone needs something they will be soooo thankful not to have to try and track it down. :)

          Yael ~ I think we're about at $100-150 or so, we're pretty cheap. :)

          #455 Blkatz

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            Posted 09 March 2009 - 08:04 PM

            yea my FI asks me all the time why we did those stupid bags! I just dont think they get it! I am scared to add up how much I spent on those bags!

            #456 Mel&B

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              Posted 09 March 2009 - 08:50 PM

              Bags:

              Mexican Market Bag
              beach towel (not monogramed)
              bride and groom koozies
              meet the guests
              suduku for dummies
              diy spanish dictionaries
              welcome letter or brochure
              bottle opener
              first aid kit
              mini sunscreen
              pink pepto bags
              magazines
              photo scavenger hunt cards
              snacks

              Click the image to open in full size.

              These are shot glasses, salt shakers, and bags we are handing out at the welcome dinner. We're having a tequila toast the first night!

              #457 YaelM

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                Posted 09 March 2009 - 08:55 PM

                Mel - those shot glass bags glasses and shakers are SOO cute - what a fun idea!

                Tracy - i need your budgeting skills!

                #458 cougs

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                  Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:44 PM

                  Quote:
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                  Click the image to open in full size.

                  These are shot glasses, salt shakers, and bags we are handing out at the welcome dinner. We're having a tequila toast the first night!
                  SO cute! your guests will be so impressed because the set looks so good together. and i would have never thought of including salt with shot glasses! are you bringing the salt with you or filling the shakers when you get there?

                  oh and where did u buy your shot glasses?

                  #459 calchik

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                    Posted 10 March 2009 - 02:09 PM

                    here's what in our OOT bags:
                    -Tylenol
                    -Pepto
                    -Immodium
                    -Body lotion
                    -Fans
                    -Luggage tags
                    -Gum
                    -Snacks
                    -Crystal lite packets that you add to bottled water
                    -Travel mugs
                    -First aid kits
                    -Kleenex
                    -Wedding day schedule
                    -Spanish phrases – http://www.single-se....se_booklet.php
                    -Currency cheatsheet - Currency Converter for 164 Currencies
                    -Wet naps
                    -Post its
                    -Pen
                    -Tote Bag
                    -CD & cases for their pics of the trip and wedding
                    -CD envelope with stamp to mail back pics to us

                    everything was a buck or less each except for the luggage tags and travel mugs. but the mugs are a necessity, i think. and the luggage tags were way too cute and ppl can use them for every trip after. my fav is the turtleLuggage Tags

                    #460 Ayita

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                      Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:32 PM

                      I know what you mean... when I told FI what I wanted to put in the OOT bags we almost had a fight... he wants something "unique" and tells me " why would you put in there things that people could get in the dollar store ?"

                      Great. Then his best friend (also his best woman) came over and when SHE proposed luggage tags, and he said why not, I was like " oh so now you're OK with non-unique gifts ?"

                      Anyway... I managed to sell him the medication presenting them as "hungover kits"... we'll put some travel size advil, alka seltzer, immodium, scope, a pack of tums, and an "energy patch" from Naturopatch of Vermont (goes well with my greem side).

                      I found some travel size non-DEET insect repellant and I'm going to put them in there, also goes well with my "green" side. Together with some after-bites soother from the same brand.

                      We are putting some water-guns (sold by 25 at OTC), flip-flop bookmarks, spanish for dummies for the engligh-speaking that don't speak spanish (I will have to find something else for my french-speaking not speaking english nor spanish), and I'll try to make a "who'who" and a welcome letter.

                      And finally, the "unique" touch will be our wedding favour, some plantable wildflower seeds paper wedding favors from Botanical Paperworks.

                      The bags I got from OTC (the large hibiscus totes, 9.99$ for 12) and I just need 5 more backpacks (I think drawstring) for my 5 single guys.

                      Total budget : 324$ without the backpacks for 25 bags (we aso have 32 guests and 25 OOTbags like yoAzul, that's funny), ie 10$ per person. I think it's reasonnable, given that this is the "wedding favours".

                      I must say I love the shot kits




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