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#1041 JenniferM

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    Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:15 PM

    Thanks! I'll have to check it out tonight. 

     

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    Originally Posted by jrebecky 
     

    I actually got all the stuff - Advil, Pepto, etc. - individually wrapped on Amazon.



    #1042 krisdaversa

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    Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:46 AM

    yeah great tips thanks!



    #1043 nl2134

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      Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:06 AM

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      Originally Posted by mrserickson0812 
       

      Just got our custom tumblers yesterday! We ordered them from Discount Mugs and I'm very happy with how they turned out!

       

      Now here's my problem: how do I get them to Jamaica?

       

      What is everyone else doing to get their stuff to the resort? I looked into shipping, but it's a bit outrageous. 

      We are using two huge suitcases to bring all of our stuff for the bags, decorations, etc.  My fiance has one that's old and he doesn't want back.  The other is a friend of the family that got new luggage, so he gave us his big suitcase and doesn't want it back.  So we are lucky - we only have to pay to check the bags on the way down.  I looked into shipping but thought it was outrageous as well.  I know another bride who just got married in Jamaica actually bought big bins and packed her stuff in 3 of those, taped them up, etc. and checked those and then just left them down there.  Hope this helps!!

      I never thought about taking old suitcases & leaving them behind, but that's not a bad idea. I've seen some really cheap suitcases at Goodwill.

      #1044 asu10

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      Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:48 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by jrebecky 
       

      We are using two huge suitcases to bring all of our stuff for the bags, decorations, etc.  My fiance has one that's old and he doesn't want back.  The other is a friend of the family that got new luggage, so he gave us his big suitcase and doesn't want it back.  So we are lucky - we only have to pay to check the bags on the way down.  I looked into shipping but thought it was outrageous as well.  I know another bride who just got married in Jamaica actually bought big bins and packed her stuff in 3 of those, taped them up, etc. and checked those and then just left them down there.  Hope this helps!!

      That is awesome!  I never would have thought about taking the bins.  Great idea!  Thanks!



      #1045 flo628

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      Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:13 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by sharmer 
       
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by jrebecky 
       

       

       

       

      I actually got all the stuff - Advil, Pepto, etc. - individually wrapped on Amazon.


      Yeah, I noticed Amazon.com has great prices and selection.. sadly none of them will ship to us Canadians and amazon.ca doesn't have the same selection. I really like a suggestion posted on another thread - just make your own little envelopes!

      there is another thread where brides say they got all their OOT stuff for cheap: http://www.bestdesti...70#post_1948313 I think I remember seeing Canadian sites as well. Good luck!



      #1046 mrserickson0812

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        Posted 10 November 2013 - 06:35 AM

        I just got back from my wedding, and while I should be unpacking, doing laundry or getting organized, I'm still in Jamaica mode and have resolved to do that stuff later - no problem, mon.

         

        We had a pretty big group (almost 65 of us total), so our OOT bags were pretty simple. However, we got a lot of compliments on them and people found them really useful.

         

        Our items:

        • Custom tumblers from Discount Mugs
        • Individually wrapped Ibuprofen and Pepto from Amazon
        • Mini hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works (and went through Ebates to get some cash back on those)
        • Chapstick with SPF

         

        Like I said, everyone loved them - especially the tumblers. I loved seeing people use them at the bar and in the restaurants. The bartenders had no problem filling them up instead of the tiny resort cups.

         

        Hope this helps!



        #1047 asu10

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        Posted 16 November 2013 - 10:29 AM

        I just got back from my wedding, and while I should be unpacking, doing laundry or getting organized, I'm still in Jamaica mode and have resolved to do that stuff later - no problem, mon. We had a pretty big group (almost 65 of us total), so our OOT bags were pretty simple. However, we got a lot of compliments on them and people found them really useful. Our items:

        • Custom tumblers from Discount Mugs
        • Individually wrapped Ibuprofen and Pepto from Amazon
        • Mini hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works (and went through Ebates to get some cash back on those)
        • Chapstick with SPF
        Like I said, everyone loved them - especially the tumblers. I loved seeing people use them at the bar and in the restaurants. The bartenders had no problem filling them up instead of the tiny resort cups. Hope this helps!

        Congrats!! Thanks for the info....I've wondered if bartenders would have issues filling up the tumblers!

        #1048 dpalomino

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          Posted 16 November 2013 - 07:21 PM

          this was soooo helpful!



          #1049 Lydia1120

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          Posted 26 November 2013 - 03:44 PM

          We just got back from our wedding week in Cuba and our OOT Bags were a great hit.  We had a large group of 79 people and it was great to see everyone using the items.   Here are some pictures:

           

           

          The feedback we received of peoples most favorite items:

           

          1. The passport book that contained all in the information they needed for travelling

          2. OOT bags were used as beach bags,

          3. Luggage Tags

          4. Key/Tip holders with laynards

          5. Travel Mugs

          6. Bridal Entourage shirts

           

          and EVERYONE'S FAVORITE...my husband's most famous saying "Are You Fucking Kidding Me?"  which I had buttons made and EVERYONE wore it... it was the most common phrase used all week, including when he walked down the beach to the ceremony, everyone yelled it out!  It was too fuuny!


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          #1050 rvalenka

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          Posted 29 November 2013 - 12:28 AM

          Thanks everyone! Great tips!!






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