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#491 Jessica Correa

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    Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:41 AM

    Originally Posted by Sehausle 

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    I think I am going with a nice small gift for my guests instead of the OOT bags. They really sound expensive!


    They don't necessarily have to be - I did a survival kit type thing as a "welcome gift" and then  wine stoppers as favors and I spent $150 total for 24 kits & 24 stoppers .... a mix of DIY (did the toppers of my survival kits myself) & shopping around. A small gift would be just as sweet and I am sure your guests will appreciate it : )

     

     

    I wish I was crafty.



    #492 megssweet1

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      Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:47 AM

      Yes! They do offer a complimentary package! I looked into that again yesterday. But with all the inclusions with the package we chose, it's not worth it. I'm going to try to negotiate trades for the few things included we don't plan to use for the few add ons we'll have.

      OMG, I have only thought about what my budget is and in my head is 13-15, seeing this in written is frightening. Can you get a complementary package from your resort if you have certain number of nights booked?



      #493 megssweet1

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        Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:52 AM

        Yeah, I've thought of that too. I have mixed feelings on OOT bags. I think it's a cute idea and I'd have fun doing it. But there's the cost and logistics of delivery also. If we were having over 50 guests I think I'd forgo it. But with 30-40 I think it'd be nice. At this point I'm undecided.

        I have to be honest- I really wanted to do OOT bags but it was more stuff to lug down, and no one complained about not getting one. Perhaps you can settle on one souvenir that you really love. I see a lot of couples buy tumbler cups with their names on them and while I was at my wedding, I saw a huge wedding party of 100 people and they had the cups. they really come in handy because my resort gave us paper cups when we were in the pool and beach bars and we had to ask them to double stack them. Tumblers are great for everyone to put their drinks in.



        #494 Sehausle

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          Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:55 AM

          Originally Posted by Jessica Correa 

           

           

          I wish I was crafty.


           Girl I am NOT crafty... it was seriously very easy (which is why it was my only DIY project). If you can get 150 posts you can use a template here for the kits but I just built my own because I work with powerpoint all the time and felt ok making my own. It's as easy as printing something out on nice cardstock and stapling it (albeit nicely) to a quart size ziplock bag (You don't really notice the staple) . I've attached what mine look like, but really they look much nicer in person because it sort of looks like printer paper here- but it isn't. Not really fancy enough for a favor on the day-of but certainly at our welcome-party which is more casual. I don't think people will miss the entire OOT bag... (at least I hope not!) I will just lay these out nicely or put them in a basket.

           

          I filled them with lots of things like hand-sanitzer, band-aids, advil, lint roller etc. Ebay & Target were my best friends haha.



          #495 megssweet1

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            Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:16 PM

            Do you have a friend who is? My friend is gonna help me brainstorm and also with some of the computer stuff. But I'm thinking that I'll have a DIY party. I'll prob end up with 5-10 girls there. We'll just all DIY together and hopefully knock it all out in one evening! I'm not ultra crafty either, by the time I've researched everything to death, made a plan, and done a project, it would have been a better use of time to just buy stuff! Lol! But I think a DIY party will be fun! A few bottles of wine and maybe a fruit plate, and it's just a party (with activities) lol

            I wish I was crafty.



            #496 Jessica Correa

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              Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:27 PM

              Originally Posted by Sehausle 

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              Originally Posted by Jessica Correa 

               

               

              I wish I was crafty.


               Girl I am NOT crafty... it was seriously very easy (which is why it was my only DIY project). If you can get 150 posts you can use a template here for the kits but I just built my own because I work with powerpoint all the time and felt ok making my own. It's as easy as printing something out on nice cardstock and stapling it (albeit nicely) to a quart size ziplock bag (You don't really notice the staple) . I've attached what mine look like, but really they look much nicer in person because it sort of looks like printer paper here- but it isn't. Not really fancy enough for a favor on the day-of but certainly at our welcome-party which is more casual. I don't think people will miss the entire OOT bag... (at least I hope not!) I will just lay these out nicely or put them in a basket.

               

              I filled them with lots of things like hand-sanitzer, band-aids, advil, lint roller etc. Ebay & Target were my best friends haha.

               

              ohh that is a nice idea. I will look into it! thanks :)



              #497 Jessica Correa

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                Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:27 PM

                Originally Posted by megssweet1 

                Do you have a friend who is? My friend is gonna help me brainstorm and also with some of the computer stuff. But I'm thinking that I'll have a DIY party. I'll prob end up with 5-10 girls there. We'll just all DIY together and hopefully knock it all out in one evening! I'm not ultra crafty either, by the time I've researched everything to death, made a plan, and done a project, it would have been a better use of time to just buy stuff! Lol! But I think a DIY party will be fun! A few bottles of wine and maybe a fruit plate, and it's just a party (with activities) lol
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                I wish I was crafty.

                 

                My mother in law is very crafty. I just wish we had more time to spend together. I'll try to get her to help me.



                #498 Jessica Correa

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                  Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:37 PM

                  I just had a mini melt down. My mother in law made a big deal to my fiance about how her mother had to be present at the wedding, which means that its a cost my fiance and I have to bear. I just looked up the flights from Dominican Republic to Jamaica and they are almost $1,000 !!! I almost fainted. We have to budget $1500 for the grandmother :(



                  #499 KK2013

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                  Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:15 PM

                  Originally Posted by Jessica Correa 

                  I just had a mini melt down. My mother in law made a big deal to my fiance about how her mother had to be present at the wedding, which means that its a cost my fiance and I have to bear. I just looked up the flights from Dominican Republic to Jamaica and they are almost $1,000 !!! I almost fainted. We have to budget $1500 for the grandmother :(


                  Why do you have to pay for it?  If your MIL wants her there, ask her to pay!



                  #500 Jessica Correa

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                    Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:22 PM

                    Originally Posted by KK2013 

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                    Originally Posted by Jessica Correa 

                    I just had a mini melt down. My mother in law made a big deal to my fiance about how her mother had to be present at the wedding, which means that its a cost my fiance and I have to bear. I just looked up the flights from Dominican Republic to Jamaica and they are almost $1,000 !!! I almost fainted. We have to budget $1500 for the grandmother :(


                    Why do you have to pay for it?  If your MIL wants her there, ask her to pay!

                     

                    My fiance decided its important to have his grandmother there after his mother pointed it out. 




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