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#511 angi111111

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    Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:03 AM

    Great info everyone! We are having a DW 11-11-11 so I am just starting to think about aaaaaallllllll of these little details that actually are not so little! I appreciate our guests going to the expense to attend our wedding so I want to do some special things for them~ANY ideas are appreciated! Thanks!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



    #512 speedy130

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      Posted 21 December 2010 - 03:31 AM

      This thread is great!  Somehow I still cannot decide what to include and what not to.  I want to be pratical but fun as well.  Some people are only coming for a few days.  I am going to do travel mugs and probably meds.  I would love to include beach towels but they are pricey!  Anyone get them for a good price somewhere?

       



      #513 ourvm

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        Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:06 PM

        Hi,

         

        We ordered our OOT bags (personalized jute bags) from discountmugs.  Most of our guests used these as some didn't bring beach bags and others just didn't want to get theirs dirty with sand so I think it was a hit.

         

        Inside our OOT bags - 1 per room:

        1. Kwik Tek Dry Pak wallet (Waterproof pack) from Amazon ($5.75 each) - this was a HIT!  People used this for their keys and tip money in the pool, snorkeling, etc and kept everything completely dry.... everyone loved this one!
        2. Keycard holder with whistle from orientaltrading - per guest - this was definitely used by the guests who didn't grab the dry pak first
        3. Hand Sanitizer from Bed Bath and Beyond - didn't quite see people using this
        4. Pashmina - our lady guests definitely found this useful since it was quite chilly in the morning and night and so this was quite handy.
        5. Flip flops from Oldnavy - per guest - half of the guests wore the ones we provided
        6. Personalized playing cards with our logo from artscow (I got these on sale for $4.99/deck) - didn't really see people using this since most were lounging in the sun
        7. Welcome photo books - most people didn't even spend time looking through this and we spent a long time working on them... :(
        8. First aid kit from Target
        9. Medicine pouch - Immodium, Tylenol, Pepto, Mosquito repellent, after sting, after sun, antiseptic wipe and Neosporin from minimus
        10. Bowtie bottle opener - not used

         

        In general, I think the biggest hit was the dry pak since most of guests didn't have one and it's something useful for their future trips.  First aid and medicine pouch most commented were thoughtful.  Families with kids were typically prepared but others did break in to the kit and pouch.

         

        Hope this helps.



        #514 schmizer

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          Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:32 PM

          I love the idea of giving each guy a dry pak wallet.  I am totally going to steal this idea!  



          #515 ourvm

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            Posted 21 December 2010 - 04:04 PM

            Yes!  In hindsight, we should have saved the time and money we spent on the playing cards and key card holder and just got everyone the dry pak.  Oh well - that's why I'm posting to future brides.



            #516 kenwedjam0902

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              Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:21 AM

              Quote:

              Originally Posted by ourvm 

              Hi,

               

              We ordered our OOT bags (personalized jute bags) from discountmugs.  Most of our guests used these as some didn't bring beach bags and others just didn't want to get theirs dirty with sand so I think it was a hit.

               

              Inside our OOT bags - 1 per room:

              1. Kwik Tek Dry Pak wallet (Waterproof pack) from Amazon ($5.75 each) - this was a HIT!  People used this for their keys and tip money in the pool, snorkeling, etc and kept everything completely dry.... everyone loved this one!
              2. Keycard holder with whistle from orientaltrading - per guest - this was definitely used by the guests who didn't grab the dry pak first
              3. Hand Sanitizer from Bed Bath and Beyond - didn't quite see people using this
              4. Pashmina - our lady guests definitely found this useful since it was quite chilly in the morning and night and so this was quite handy.
              5. Flip flops from Oldnavy - per guest - half of the guests wore the ones we provided
              6. Personalized playing cards with our logo from artscow (I got these on sale for $4.99/deck) - didn't really see people using this since most were lounging in the sun
              7. Welcome photo books - most people didn't even spend time looking through this and we spent a long time working on them... :(
              8. First aid kit from Target
              9. Medicine pouch - Immodium, Tylenol, Pepto, Mosquito repellent, after sting, after sun, antiseptic wipe and Neosporin from minimus
              10. Bowtie bottle opener - not used

               

              In general, I think the biggest hit was the dry pak since most of guests didn't have one and it's something useful for their future trips.  First aid and medicine pouch most commented were thoughtful.  Families with kids were typically prepared but others did break in to the kit and pouch.

               

              Hope this helps.

               

              Where did you get the medicine pouch from with the after sun?  I have been searching for them everywhere but I can’t seem to find individual packets.



              #517 sesker78

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                Posted 22 December 2010 - 11:36 AM

                wonderful information



                #518 ourvm

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                  Posted 22 December 2010 - 04:18 PM

                  Regarding the after sun wipes - I had the same issue so I ended up getting the 16 package for $4 on minimus - I figured it was ok since we just packed one per room.

                   

                  Hope this helps.



                  #519 kenwedjam0902

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                    Posted 22 December 2010 - 05:43 PM

                    Thanks!  Minimus has a lot of supplies but I was able to find individual packets of the aloe vera on Amazon. 



                    #520 angi111111

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                      Posted 23 December 2010 - 07:43 PM

                      Thank you for sharing! Great ideas, esp. the dry pak and aloe vera!  

                      Hi,

                       

                      We ordered our OOT bags (personalized jute bags) from discountmugs.  Most of our guests used these as some didn't bring beach bags and others just didn't want to get theirs dirty with sand so I think it was a hit.

                       

                      Inside our OOT bags - 1 per room:

                      1. Kwik Tek Dry Pak wallet (Waterproof pack) from Amazon ($5.75 each) - this was a HIT!  People used this for their keys and tip money in the pool, snorkeling, etc and kept everything completely dry.... everyone loved this one!
                      2. Keycard holder with whistle from orientaltrading - per guest - this was definitely used by the guests who didn't grab the dry pak first
                      3. Hand Sanitizer from Bed Bath and Beyond - didn't quite see people using this
                      4. Pashmina - our lady guests definitely found this useful since it was quite chilly in the morning and night and so this was quite handy.
                      5. Flip flops from Oldnavy - per guest - half of the guests wore the ones we provided
                      6. Personalized playing cards with our logo from artscow (I got these on sale for $4.99/deck) - didn't really see people using this since most were lounging in the sun
                      7. Welcome photo books - most people didn't even spend time looking through this and we spent a long time working on them... :(
                      8. First aid kit from Target
                      9. Medicine pouch - Immodium, Tylenol, Pepto, Mosquito repellent, after sting, after sun, antiseptic wipe and Neosporin from minimus
                      10. Bowtie bottle opener - not used

                       

                      In general, I think the biggest hit was the dry pak since most of guests didn't have one and it's something useful for their future trips.  First aid and medicine pouch most commented were thoughtful.  Families with kids were typically prepared but others did break in to the kit and pouch.

                       

                      Hope this helps.








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