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


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#421 Raykel

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    Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:54 PM

    Welcome jjflipt! Happy planning:)

    #422 IMPPEARL

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      Posted 03 February 2010 - 03:04 PM

      Things that were used:
      •The bag itself (cotton; plain black) everyone even the guys used it!
      •The cups... they were HUGE hits. People in the resort kept coming up to our party asking where we got them, they wanted one too!!
      •Mini first aid kits... not everyone used them, but those who needed them were really appreciative of them
      •Deck of cards... again not everyone used them, but we did have a tournament on more then one night.

      Favors at the reception...

      •Pashminas... ALL the girls LOVED them and used them a lot!!
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      •Cotton shirts for the guys ... they all really loved them (we gave them the same ones that the guys in the wedding party wore.
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      Not a good photo but you get the idea...
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      #423 PKBride

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        Posted 03 February 2010 - 08:01 PM

        I found some great canvas bags at Bed Bath & Beyond. They were only $4.99 and had slots to put photos in them. We put our logo with a little Thank You note in the center slot and filled the others with pictures of us and the guests who received the bag. I've just finished them and they are really cute...although a little time consuming to prepare. Overall I'm amazed at how nice they are and at such a great price. They do not look like five dollar bags at all.

        #424 PKBride

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          Posted 03 February 2010 - 08:01 PM

          I found some great canvas bags at Bed Bath & Beyond. They were only $4.99 and had slots to put photos in them. We put our logo with a little Thank You note in the center slot and filled the others with pictures of us and the guests who received the bag. I've just finished them and they are really cute...although a little time consuming to prepare. Overall I'm amazed at how nice they are and at such a great price. They do not look like five dollar bags at all.

          #425 Steve&Julia

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            Posted 06 February 2010 - 01:24 AM

            Hi ya, so I have the bags from vista print...LOVE THEM and for like $5 with a coupon it was worth it, i have a bunch of small stuff but i wanted to know if anyone heard of some bug repilent wristband? my wedding planner mentioned it to me, I looked these things up and they aren't cheap but any feed back from you??

            Also those who already got married how did you handle the welcome bags, my WC told me it would cost me $4 per bag per room, NUTS.
            right now i have 15 rooms booked and my wedding is in july so ppl will still book i am not trying to spend $100 to have a person use a key card to put a bag in aroom

            Feed back pls
            Jewels

            #426 *Meagan*

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              Posted 06 February 2010 - 04:01 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Steve&Julia
              Hi ya, so I have the bags from vista print...LOVE THEM and for like $5 with a coupon it was worth it, i have a bunch of small stuff but i wanted to know if anyone heard of some bug repilent wristband? my wedding planner mentioned it to me, I looked these things up and they aren't cheap but any feed back from you??

              Also those who already got married how did you handle the welcome bags, my WC told me it would cost me $4 per bag per room, NUTS.
              right now i have 15 rooms booked and my wedding is in july so ppl will still book i am not trying to spend $100 to have a person use a key card to put a bag in aroom

              Feed back pls

              We greeted all of our guests and handed each bag out. I didnt really want to pay $5 per room and I felt like greeting our guests really got them excited as well!!

              #427 Steve&Julia

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                Posted 06 February 2010 - 01:08 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by future_mrs2010
                We greeted all of our guests and handed each bag out. I didnt really want to pay $5 per room and I felt like greeting our guests really got them excited as well!!
                thank you for that, i will keep that in mind. I need to get an idea of my guest coming in at the same time.
                Jewels

                #428 Raykel

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                  Posted 06 February 2010 - 04:14 PM

                  Jewels - we are handing most of our bags out before we go....that way we don't have to transport everything either. We will have to take a few for the people who are coming from other cities, but that will only leave us with about 10 to transport. I also looked into a courier and I have one group of 8 from another city...I am couriering it to one person there to distripbute and that is only $25. So that is another option.....

                  #429 carolina24

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                    Posted 06 February 2010 - 06:23 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Steve&Julia
                    Hi ya, so I have the bags from vista print...LOVE THEM and for like $5 with a coupon it was worth it, i have a bunch of small stuff but i wanted to know if anyone heard of some bug repilent wristband? my wedding planner mentioned it to me, I looked these things up and they aren't cheap but any feed back from you??

                    Also those who already got married how did you handle the welcome bags, my WC told me it would cost me $4 per bag per room, NUTS.
                    right now i have 15 rooms booked and my wedding is in july so ppl will still book i am not trying to spend $100 to have a person use a key card to put a bag in aroom

                    Feed back pls
                    we're handing ours out during the welcome dinner :)

                    #430 Tam

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                      Posted 06 February 2010 - 06:33 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by future_mrs2010
                      OK so we just got back. OUR friends and families really loved the OOT bags!

                      Things that were used:
                      The bag itself (canvas with our theme).. perfect ...not one person brought a bag! And they came out really cute. (50% off on vista print too!)
                      The cups (steins)... they were HUGE hits. People not in our party wanted mugs, we gave out a few extras! (factory 21-ebay)
                      Nips- mini bottles of captain morgan's and malibu rum were put in each cup.
                      Beach Kits- gel san,mini chocolates,gum, scentsy tins, SPF, tylenol, immodium, tums, band-aids.
                      I think people looked at the welcome letters and really liked them, but that was the extent.

                      Things people did not use:
                      Mini beach balls which was an added thing we had leftovers from our almost married reception.
                      Deck of cards- never saw anyone playing with them.
                      Pashmina's- not one girl wore hers.
                      Postcards as our guest book.. Im pretty sure we wont get one of them back!


                      I feel like Im leaving out a few things. But all in all. I think all you really need is a fun "beach kit", a beach bag, and the cups/steins to make a perfect OOT bag! Guests really love them.
                      I found almost everyone brought their beach bags, almost no one brought their travel mugs (which sucks b/c I paid a lot of money for them), some used their pool floaties, most liked the hangover kits (immodium, advil, gatorade, gum, etc), no one brought their beach towels either. We also included photoalbums for when everyone was back home, so hopefully they get used..
                      Hmmmm, kinda sounds like my group sucked for bringing their gifts down, but there are so many weight restictions for travelling now ... oh well.




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