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

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#541 samcalv1

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    Posted 07 February 2011 - 01:23 AM

    Sorry guys i posted in the wrong thread...... :-(

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    Leanne - We haven't decided yet on what Calvin (my FI) is gonna wear.. I think I need to get my backside into gear LOL.... But we are quite a laid back couple... :-)


    Michelle - Love your AHR invites (so pretty) especially as they are from your children it is a wonderful way of keeping them involved, (think I might steal this idea!!! if you don't mind). Good luck with your dress fitting....... x


    I haven't even decided on a colour for my daughter's bridesmaid dress yet...  xx

    #542 kris9685

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      Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:32 AM

      Thanks for the notes!

      #543 KCB2011

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        Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:10 PM

        Wow, that's a long thread to read through in one hour!  I love all the advice.  I was planning on doing personalized tote bags but now I'm wondering if I should just make it generic so people will use it again?  Also, I was planning on getting pashminas for the ladies but cannot think of anything that would be useful for the guys...any suggestions??  "A lot of the people coming are non-drinkers so that rules out the mini bottle of rum or something like that and I'm at a loss!

        #544 SeeFlowers

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          Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:46 PM

          Wonderful and informative thread!

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          #545 mjeeward

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            Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:38 PM

            Where did people get their mini suduko games and the mini spanish for dummies, and mixed drinks for dummies books? If people don't mind sharing, how much was the cost?



            #546 MyPaperProposal

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              Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:27 PM

              Hi all!


              This thread, in particular, was such a huge help to me when I was putting together my own welcome bags a couple of months ago, so I wanted to make sure that I shared mine now that I'm a married woman!  I'm actually not able to attach photos yet (I read more than I actually post on here =/), but I do have some pics and a full recap of mine on my blog, http://www.apaperproposal.com.  


              Here's a piece of the post, if anyone is interested...




              Looking back, I think that the one element of my wedding that I spent the most the most time on was the welcome bags. It was my big "DIY" project that was really important to me because I wanted all of our guests who traveled a long way for us to know how much we appreciated them making the trip. I'll admit that it was quite the chore though, trying to get 21 travel mugs and a whole lot of meds down to Mexico without getting it all taken away by customs! Because I knew that we had to travel with everything, I didn't actually assemble the gift bags until we got down to Mexico, and it ended up being the only few hours that I was actually stressed during my whole stay! With that being said though, I'm really glad that they came together, and it seemed like most of my guests got some use out of it.


              I purchased all of the white gift bags on sale from the Wedding Channel Store. The tags attached are from Michael's, where I also purchased a "Thank You" stamp and a "Mr. and Mrs." stamp, an anchor shaped hole punch a la Martha Stewart and a silver ink pad. The tags were pretty simple, with a "Thank You" on the front and the punched out anchor beside it, and on the back, I had the "To" with the line, "With hugs and kisses from the Mr. and Mrs." I attached the tags with a navy blue ribbon, which I also purchased in mass amounts on sale at Michael's. Be sure to check the dollar items section in Michael's, as they almost always have some ribbon in a couple of colors for $1 per spool there!

              Moving onto the contents of the welcome bags... 


              #547 Sharon99

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                Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:16 AM

                Great thread...so much info to think about!

                #548 KCB2011

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                  Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:12 AM

                  I haven't gotten any of these things yet, but I have been told to check the dollar store, target (if in the US) and ebay.


                  Originally Posted by mjeeward 

                  Where did people get their mini suduko games and the mini spanish for dummies, and mixed drinks for dummies books? If people don't mind sharing, how much was the cost?



                  #549 lesee

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                    Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:59 AM

                    I got mine at costco in Jan - $5/ea

                    #550 Janet1480

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                      Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:07 AM

                      I'm wondering the same thing about the personalized bag...I'm thinking to maybe just get a really cool mod bag instead without the logo and maybe hang a tag from it or something instead with our logo :)

                      Married my soul mate and best friend on October 25th 2011 at Paradisus Punta Cana

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