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My OOT Bags~ the big hits and the things that weren't used

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#1101 BusyBee280

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 12:35 PM

Thank you all so much for the info, this site has been soo helpful throughout this whole process.


Did anyone have any troubles bringing stuff to a different country? We are planning our wedding in Mexico, and I'm worried that if I purchase something liquid or expensive, they will give me trouble bringing it through customs. Has anyone run into this?


Also- My fiance feels that we are doing too much for our guests already (there is a couple that we are paying for). But there are a lot of people that are spending a lot of money and time for our wedding. So I scheduled a "spa day" on me ofchorse for my two girlfriends with all kinds of treatments. Is this enough, or should I still consider doing the OOT bags for guests that wont be at the spa?

#1102 seka21

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    Posted 09 May 2014 - 05:38 PM

    I am too scared to ship anything but we have soooooo much stuff to travel with

    #1103 KathyandEthan

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    Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:43 PM

    I think its nice to do a little OOT bags since people travel so far but its hard to not go over board with it. You want to make sure to give them stuff that they will actually use and not just leave in the hotel room

    #1104 pddcmc

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    Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:02 AM

    I've been told that shipping to Mexico is a difficult task because it takes forever to get there, and things get lost easily. I am still trying to figure out how I am going to pack out OOT stuff.

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    #1105 Melissahawkes

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      Posted 20 May 2014 - 03:20 PM

      I'm bringing it with me! There are some fantastic ideas for bags on here. Thanks to all you brides for sharing what you included. It's making me rethink mine!

      #1106 JennyAdele

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      Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:12 PM

      -Bubba Mugs (These were the biggest hit and used by all our guests everyday)
      -Bite sized chocolates for snacks
      -First Aid Kits (Bandaids and Meds)
      -Ugly green material (This was handed out before we left and was tied onto everyones suitcases. Then at the airport, a few people went over and started grabbing everones suitcases just by seeing the ugly green material)
      -Bath puff (Since wash cloths are a rare commodity in the Dominican, everyone enjoyed their body puff thingy)

      -Bath bombs (I made these and didn't even hand them out to most people as I forgot at first and then the humidity down there got into them and they didn't fizz all that great anymore. My daughter and my sister used most of them up)


      Thats a great idea using the "green material". I think I'll do that too for my guests since we're all flying down together. Thanks for the tip!

      #1107 angelajackson

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      Posted 21 May 2014 - 05:30 AM

      Awesome advice and feel grateful to have insight before spending money on items that won't be used! Thanks

      #1108 itswrightsc

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      Posted 24 May 2014 - 08:14 AM

      I too have been racking my mind with if I want to try and send things to in advance. I am getting married in Jamaica at the RIU.. Has anyone ship anything to them before/yet?
      Ooo anyone with great hits for a July Jamaica wedding?

      #1109 1BeachBride

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      Posted 24 May 2014 - 08:36 AM

      We gave DIY luggage tags with our brochures so all our guests will have the same tag on their bags, but the fabric idea is cute.


      I have read many forums saying the DR doesn't provide wash cloths. I would check with the resort before going out and purchasing. All the times we've been there, our hotels have always had them.

      @itswrightsc You have to do a small bottle of Jamaican rum in your bags (Wray & Nephew). That can only be brought in Jamaica & it's STRONG! Like 100 proof!!!

      #1110 itswrightsc

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      Posted 24 May 2014 - 05:07 PM

      @1BeachBride I dont know how I didnt about something like that... do you know where I could get it from, and what the cost like? thanks for the info thats a good one.

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