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#461 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

    #462 YaelM

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      Posted 10 March 2009 - 04:14 PM

      Hi Ayita - thanks for the break down! What is OTC by the way? I must check it out!

      #463 Blkatz

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        Posted 10 March 2009 - 04:42 PM

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        Originally Posted by yoAzul
        Hi Ayita - thanks for the break down! What is OTC by the way? I must check it out!
        Oriental Trading Company!

        #464 YaelM

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          Posted 10 March 2009 - 06:27 PM

          OOO thanks! Ive actually checked out their site but wast cool enough to know the abbreviation :)

          #465 trayce2222

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            Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:53 AM

            Here's what is in our OOT bags:

            Welcome Book (includes welcome letter, area map, map of the resort, itenary of the weekend events, photoshare info and photoshare printed business card (Vista Print), currency exchange, puzzles, meet the guests, etc)
            Custom made luggage tags w/ our monogram on one side
            Personalized Mugs
            Spanish for Dummies
            Individual Drink Mixers (Mojito and Margarita)
            1st Aid Kit
            Hand Sanitizer
            Listerine Strips
            Hangover Kit (includes advil, tums, immodium & alka-seltzer)
            Riviera Maya Post card and personalized pens (for the guests to write a short note about their favorite part from the trip or wedding advice to send to us once they get home....this will go in the guest book.)
            Music CD...songs to remind them of the trip.
            Plastic water-proof Hibiscus container (from OTC)
            Key/tip holder
            Disposable Cameras
            tropical candy
            snacks
            Room Spray (Bath & Bodyworks)
            Pashmina

            I think that's all....I've been adding to these bags since August and they just keep growing! lol We have 35 guests booked.

            #466 Kristy!

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              Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:24 AM

              Ugh, I'm definitely hitting a freak out point. Still no veil, jewelry, shoes, flowergirl basket, ringbearer outfit, and I don't even know what else. I think I've been so focused on everything involving my guests that I have forgotten to focus on what I need. This should be an interesting 2 months!

              #467 Ayita

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                Posted 11 March 2009 - 12:15 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Kristy!
                Ugh, I'm definitely hitting a freak out point. Still no veil, jewelry, shoes, flowergirl basket, ringbearer outfit, and I don't even know what else. I think I've been so focused on everything involving my guests that I have forgotten to focus on what I need. This should be an interesting 2 months!
                Don't freak out - there's still more than 2 months to go !

                I have like a month and a half now - still no FI outfit, GM outfits, ring bearer outfits, or on-site planning done - given that the wedding planner of the hotel quit and supposably was to call me back, but did not... I just hired a new one... also no music yet, and the ceremony and vows are not done either... brrr. I know what I'm going to do my coming week-ends !

                Yesterday I was home sick and ordered everything for my OOT bags ! So now I just have to make my DIY welcome letter and "who's who" and at least this will be done...

                Question : what do you do for the ceremony in terms of - not sure of the exact term - walking down the aisle ? Is there an order ? Will the groom walk down too, or will he wait for you ?

                #468 Hartyt509

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                  Posted 11 March 2009 - 04:48 PM

                  I think i'm just an odd ball lol i've still not really done anything lol I need to order my new dress but haven't done it yet lol

                  I've not done any OOT bags after thinking about it we don't do it in the UK and there are only 9 of us 2 of which are people I detest so think i'll give that a miss lol

                  We haven't sorted any vows and have only just got FI to sort out his clothes that he is thinking of taking lol he probs won't be back until 2 days before we leave for Mexico so no idea when we are going to get anything done lol

                  I think i'm beyond caring if i'm honest its turning into a war zone!! lmao

                  #469 Hartyt509

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                    Posted 11 March 2009 - 04:48 PM

                    double post

                    #470 calchik

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                      Posted 11 March 2009 - 05:17 PM

                      i'm stealing my FI and we're going to wander to a supposedly 'secret' beach near our resort where our guests can't find us. we'll write our vows and speech then.

                      i finally emailed the possible transportation for our group excursion. no reply yet, or bounce back error and i can't find a single website on them now. i'm concerned they don't exist anymore. anyone know if sinal tours for the mayan riviera is still around?

                      ayita, i think it's up to you how you want your wedding procession to be. normally i think the groom seats his parents then waits for you. then bridesmaids and groomsmen, together or separate. then maid of honour and best man. then you.




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