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#1211 SteeleTheSpotlight

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 12:40 PM

This thread is so long, but so useful! One day ill,get through them all.
Does any past brides regret doing the door hangers? Seems like a lot of work for something that will never be used again. Ive considered making them..but still undecided.


I found them really pretty cheap on Etsy. I'm not having a huge wedding but we have about 40 people and I paid 6 dollars per dozen there are tons of choices. For that price I think its worth it than spending all the time making them.

So the real question, I am about 18 days from leaving and going crazy on how all of my bags and 21 bubba mugs will fit inside my luggage. Ha, how many bags(luggage) do you all plan on bringing with you. I don't have the time, and family near by to have a pre -party to hand them out at. :P which probably would have been the ideal situation. Thinking I well pre check bags to save on that before I hit the airport.


How was your wedding? I'm worried I have 35 bubba kegs. Did customs stop you? How many bags did you end up taking? I would love to hear these details ... I'm really nervous about having so much stuff.

#1212 calgarybride2015

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 01:11 PM

I found them really pretty cheap on Etsy. I'm not having a huge wedding but we have about 40 people and I paid 6 dollars per dozen there are tons of choices. For that price I think its worth it than spending all the time making them.

How was your wedding? I'm worried I have 35 bubba kegs. Did customs stop you? How many bags did you end up taking? I would love to hear these details ... I'm really nervous about having so much stuff.


I had 48 tumblers and didn't get checked. I had 11 bags and my dress. The customs is a 50-50 gamble in Mexico. The recent brides on here who did her the red light and had a check said they were out in 3-5 mins. Have your receipts on you.


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 11 February 2015 - 01:11 PM.

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#1213 prostar9999

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    Posted 12 February 2015 - 06:54 AM

    We checked 4 bags and 2 of them were OOT bags.  we had lots of stuff, plus I assembled at home, which is less efficient packing wise (I didn't nest my cups) but way easer for a quick hand out when we got to hotel.   I also tied red ribbons on the ones for couples (2 cups) and blue ribbon for the single (1 cup) bags.   I think the cups and the bags themselves were the most used. The drugs (pepto, advil, tums) and first aid kit were close second.  the tide white sticks were also used allot.  I saw allot of door hangers, and room key holders too.  the playing cards were not really used, but we were blessed with good weather. 



    #1214 pjay

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    Posted 12 February 2015 - 12:41 PM

    I'd love to do the tumblers, but space is a concern for me. I also heard from a few brides that they weren't used during the week.


     

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    #1215 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 12 February 2015 - 05:16 PM

    I'd love to do the tumblers, but space is a concern for me. I also heard from a few brides that they weren't used during the week.


    I think any OOT item is a hit and miss. My tumblers were used but I know others weren't.


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    #1216 pjay

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    Posted 13 February 2015 - 07:13 AM

    I think any OOT item is a hit and miss. My tumblers were used but I know others weren't.


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    Very true. I'm trying my hardest to avoid anything that won't be a hit, but I totally understand that everyone has different taste so not everything will be.


     

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    #1217 girlinthecity97

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    Posted 19 February 2015 - 11:46 AM

    Hi All - 

     

    Just returned from our wedding and the OOT were a huge hit!  Guests found them totally thoughtful and useful: 

     

    Tote Bags - waterproof on the inside and we did not put our name on them. Guests thanked us for not doing so because they loved the bags & would use them again since they looked more like a souvenir.

     

    Recovery Kits - found totally cute muslin "In Sickness & In Health" recovery kit bags and filled them with advil packets, alka seltzer packets, emergen c packets, band-aids, neo-on-the go (neosporin packets) and dramamine packets (since we were doing a catamaran/snorkeling cruise the day after the wedding).  Several guests said they made great use between hang overs and random scrape/burn mishaps.

     

    Bug Spray - ordered large bottles of Skin So Soft and filled mini bottles with them and made a custom label to match our tote bags, table numbers, invitations etc.. that let guests know it was insect repellent. Guests loved this because some of us (self included) were bitten upon arrival at the resort.


    Edited by girlinthecity97, 19 February 2015 - 11:50 AM.

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    #1218 veryvalentine

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    Posted 19 February 2015 - 12:24 PM

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    probably a very dumb question but why does one need to keep receipts of items purchased in Canada to cross into mexico?  :)



     
     
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    #1219 girlinthecity97

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    Posted 19 February 2015 - 12:29 PM

    @veryvalero - i took mine to show customs that no individual item was over $300(except my OOT bags) so they didn't think I was bringing samples for retail sale and not claiming them etc... and as evidence it was for a wedding. I even took an extra invite just in case as added proof LOL


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    #1220 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 19 February 2015 - 02:17 PM

    @calgarybride2015

    probably a very dumb question but why does one need to keep receipts of items purchased in Canada to cross into mexico? :)

    Like girlinthecity said -- you can only bring so much stuff into Mexico above your personal items. You can be taxed on anything over that amount. So it's best to have receipts and proof of your wedding. Sometimes they think you may try to sell them to locals, etc. I didn't need mine - thank god - but some do :)

    I didn't bring an invite. I brought my contract and guest list. I also had emails pertaining to certain quotes I received incase they tried to change prices on me :) this also was a job issue for us.


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    Edited by calgarybride2015, 19 February 2015 - 02:19 PM.

    -Kim

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