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#181 Blkatz

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    Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:49 PM

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    Originally Posted by LisGeo09
    Thanks ladies! We are buying most of our snacks at a price club when we get on the island but we are buying the rest of our items before we go so I do have 2 questions. We want to buy the advil packs in bulk and chapstick with spf. Can anyone tell me where we can find these? We already checked Costco but no luck. Thanks!
    Do a google search for travel sizes-that is what I did!

    #182 crazykat

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      Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:06 PM

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      Originally Posted by Mixie23
      Hi everyone, great thread! Just a quick question. My mom is INSISTING that each bag be personalized and that there be a gift included within each one. She is telling me that anything less just cheapens the fact that these people spent all this time and money to make it to our wedding at a location they probably would have never chosen to go to if it hadn't been for the wedding. Is this normal? Should I be planning on spending a day in Playa del Carmen shopping for Talavera pottery, bottles of tequila, and Cuban cigars? How much am I supposed to be spending on these things? I had planned on including everything that has been discussed and more in our bags, and price is getting out of hand. Am I supposed to be buying everyone presents as well?
      I think it would all depend on how many people are attending the wedding. If there are only a few people attending a personalized gift might not be a bad idea, but if you need to make like 20 or more bags I wouldn't do the personalized gift. I think having a welcome bag with some goodies and a thank-you/welcome letter is gift enough. Lots of people that havent been to a destination wedding haven't even heard of OOT bags and it is a big surprise no matter what is in it. The spending on each bag all depends on what you choose and the deals you find and how many you are planning on making, I find it is easy to get carried away with all the options you have to put in them, the the prices can add up quick. I also think that you shouldn't worry about what your mom said about the fact that people spend all this time and money to go to a place they wouldn't be going to if is was not for your wedding, if they really don't want to attend they don't have to.

      #183 GPBride2009

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        Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:37 AM

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        Originally Posted by Blkatz
        Do a google search for travel sizes-that is what I did!
        Do you know anybody that sells Avon?? SPF lip balm is on sale right now for .79 cents each! That's what I did, I ordered 20 :)

        Not sure about the Advil travel packs but I would love to find out too!

        #184 drtracy

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          Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:35 AM

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          Originally Posted by GPBride2009
          Do you know anybody that sells Avon?? SPF lip balm is on sale right now for .79 cents each! That's what I did, I ordered 20 :)

          Not sure about the Advil travel packs but I would love to find out too!
          We got our Advil at Sam's Club. You can also try stores like Staples or Office Depot they often have the box of 50 travel packs.

          #185 Gail

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            Posted 25 April 2009 - 01:06 AM

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            Originally Posted by canadianheather
            One of my best friends gave out personalized shot glasses at her wedding a few years ago. I loved it! Still use it all the time. So now i'm gonna add them to my OOT bag. Great for after parties in the rooms!
            Mugs, Coffee Mugs, Shot Glasses, Wine Glasses, Beer Mugs, Champagne Glasses, Wedding Favors, Sports Bottles, Promotional Pens at Discountmugs.com
            Has great selection of glasses as well as artwork for personalizing!


            I have been wanting shot glasses but cheapest is 36 for $104
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            #186 canadianheather

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              Posted 27 April 2009 - 02:44 PM

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              I have been wanting shot glasses but cheapest is 36 for $104
              That seems like a great price! The knot recently added shot glasses to thier wedding shop but the cheapest ones there are $164.10. The problem is there is a base price for setting up the stamp to personalize it plus the cost of the glasses. I don't think you'll be able to find a place able to do it much cheaper. If you didn't personalize them you could probably cut the cost in half. Good luck!

              #187 Virg

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                Posted 27 April 2009 - 02:50 PM

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                I have been wanting shot glasses but cheapest is 36 for $104
                Try factory_21 on Ebay! That's where we got our travel mugs, and she does shot glasses for much cheaper! 50 for 73$CAD, so like 60$
                Shop eBay Canada Store - Factory 21 Promotional Items:: Shot Glasses, Steins
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                #188 destination

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                  Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:26 AM

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                  Originally Posted by allison&kevin
                  Great ideas here! Has anyone done t-shirts? What are the thoughts on this one? I really like the mug idea from Dollar Tree.
                  I did some vista print shirts since they send free ones everyday! I paid $6 (I think) to personalize the back like a jersey w/ a name and big 09 below it.

                  I really want to do bbeach towels too. I need opinions: wedding logo/ournames vs. paying extra to have each person's name on their towel.
                  Do you think people will use a towel with our names and wedding date? or should we just do some generic palm trees and Cancun 2009?

                  #189 sarafish81

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                    Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:28 PM

                    What our guests liked:

                    The OOT bags themselves were used by everyone. It was cool to see "my" bags around the huge resort as that is usually how I recognized our guests from afar!

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                    Our guests also loved the Avon chapstick in SPF 15 I found on ebay for super cheap:

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                    The hibiscus peso/key card holders were an absolute favorite. I ordered them from Oriental Trading Company:

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                    Some Antibacterial lotion from Bath and Body Works (pocket sized):

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                    So I would say for our guests, the simple, more practical things were more of a hit.

                    #190 Prettyhazardous

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                      Posted 03 May 2009 - 10:44 PM

                      Sara that's good to know bc I just received my order of the hibiscus key chains and I was kinda thinkin that I didn't like them. Also the B&BW Pocket bacs are on sale right now for $1 a piece (vs $1.50 a piece) I think I'll get them vs dollar store brand.




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