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#11 merocket59

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    Posted 12 October 2008 - 08:44 PM

    Use vistaprint, sign up for the emails but don't click on offers at the end. Look for things in dollar sections in stores, the best deals are things that are individually wrapped in the dollar section. Ex I was at Target and the lens wipes were on clearance for $.48 and they come 6 individually wrapped in a box so I can take them out of the box and put one in each bag. Also Staples has penny deals sometimes and you can find things like mini hand sanitizers. And Oriental trading company has great deals too! Good luck!

    #12 Mel88

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      Posted 13 October 2008 - 01:28 PM

      I have 150 attending. We had mesh totes and frisbees made up with our logo. Then we will fill the bag with all beach stuff. Sunscreen, chapstick, after sun lotion, aloe, tylenol etc.

      #13 Michelle&Steve

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        Posted 13 October 2008 - 02:59 PM

        I have about 80-90 people coming as well.. and def want to do something, just not sure what yet.. for those of you that have lots of guests as well, how are you transporting all these OOT bags?
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        #14 jessyg20

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          Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:35 PM

          Since I'm traveling with family and friends I'm assigning 1 bag to them.

          On AA you can check in 2 bags for free if you're flying internationally. So my family members/wedding party can check in one personal luggage and the other is reserved for my stuff.

          I used bubble wrap and plastic bins to store my things in, then placed them inside huge canvas bags I bought for $12-15 each at a Latin store here in miami. So far they are working out perfectly. I have 11 canvas bags, total.

          Everything that's for the OOT bags is spread out between 2 bags which I'm checking in since I'll be arriving a few days before my guests. That gives me the opportunity to set the bags up before they arrive.

          All the ceremony and receptions stuff is spread out between 9 bags, those will arrive 1-2 days before my acutal wedding date.

          I don't trust shipping them out because the Hotel is not going to be liable for anything broken or missing.

          Also, if customs in the foreign country opens the bags, it'll be in front of you, not behind closed doors with the option to really open everything up and decide what they want to keep! Not that I'm saying thats what a foreign customs officers would do but just in case....

          Tsa, the ones that scan you bags in the US are nicer to your bags if you lable them correctly.
          I can't say much about the airlines' Ramp agents! l

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          #15 GracieBebe

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            Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:37 PM

            Originally Posted by hmlwilliams

            I'm just reading through people's posts about their "out of town" bags and I really want to do one of these too now!

            For our wedding we're inviting 90 guests, about 70 will be travelling from outside France (England, Wales, Canada, US, Italy to name a few). Can anyone recommend something to make guests feel special on their arrival without costing a fortune?

            That's so cool that your wedding is in France! So is ours! It's so nice to see cuz I hardly find anyone on these boards who is having a wedding in Europe. Where in France are you having it?

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            #16 GarlicBride

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              Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:30 PM

              thanks so much for all these brilliant ideas, I'm so grateful to hear all your suggestions and experience.

              Keep them coming!

              Hannah x

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