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

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#721 MsBlissMpls

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    Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:03 AM

    I have all of these items in and started my OOT bags officially. Here is a photo of one of the mugs. We decided to put our names in green instead of black so that they did not "brand" the whole thing with our names in case ppl use them at a later date. We did put the theme of our destination marriage on the mugs in black so that it stuck out a little bit more.  I tried and these stickers are not coming off.  Being I'm bad at secrets I already showed one of our friends who will be getting one in Mexico and she was SO excited and thought they were awesome.


    I'm just starting to get items for our bags and found these great mugs. They were just delivered today and they are a really good stainless steel quality. I was a little nervous at first because the selling website did not have many reviews - but I'm happy to report that they are awesome to work with. Everything went smoothly & I got the mugs really really fast. I'm so happy!  


    They are come in a box of 24 for $56.99 & $15.50 s+h (set price for s+h and the box weighed 15 lbs). For my small group of 20 this low minimum purchase is great because customizing stainless steel mugs is very expensive with a 50 mug min. purchase most of the time.


    I don't drink much on vacation but when I do have a drink I like it to stay cold & not get warm in the first 5 minutes. That and I know some of my guests drink coffee all day long (so having these mugs will be awesome for them).


    They come in individual white boxes which I may put a ribbon around.



    Photo with my iPhone.







    To personalize the mug we are putting these 2.25" waterproof stickers on the side. These are not our stickers but they are from the Esty company I purchased them from (link below). I measured it today and the 2.25" sticker fits PERFECT for these mugs.


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    Mugs & Stickers including S+H totaled $89.98 / 24 = $3.75  for stainless steel personalized mugs! Couldn't be happier




    I hope this helps anyone who is currently on the hunt for a cool mug for their guests at a relatively reasonable price!


    #722 lmdavis

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      Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:20 PM

      Thank you-great info!

      #723 lmdavis

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        Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:21 PM

        Those are so cute! Never thought of that...what a great idea!

        #724 Sandy Planner

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          Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:08 PM

          Hello Girls , I wanted to share with you some pictures of  Welcome Bags that we have made in the past for my clients, as you better know not everyone have enough toiem to put together the  bags so as planner we took care of that ,,,also other bride told me that it would be alot of suitcases to carry  so they ask me to help them on that...I was very lucky because I get very good quality towels since the factory is here and provide towels to many of the resorts in the area...I just make sure to personalize them.



          #725 Smoylan

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            Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:33 PM

            I agree we never know what time it is because no one wears a watch!!!!! what a cute idea!!

            Originally Posted by Julietisurs 

            This is a great idea! Even I dont have a waterproof watch. Thanks for sharring.



            #726 MsBlissMpls

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              Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:41 PM

              Everyone has different needs on vacation, I for one love not knowing the time on vacation - just rolling out of bed, rolling to the beach, and wandering to eat when I feel like it. But then again, my mom just mentioned that she noticed I do not have any clocks in my house. Just the microwave & my cell phone....  

              #727 vav11238

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                Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:36 PM

                Hello!!! I've just returned from my wedding bonanza at Now Larimar in DR and wanted to note what were hits from my gift bag. 


                Our OOT bags was a massive hit!!! Everyone used them over the weekend which helped the guests recognize each other. And made me feel great after spending quite a few cold days outside in London spray painting them! There were other people there for weddings but ours stood out sooo much. Make them individual rather than just buying any old tote. 

                Secondly, I did a face book of the guests (can be seen in the pic hanging off the bags). It was great for everyone to know who everyone else was. A lot of my family hadn't met my step-daughter so it was great that they knew who she was before meeting her. 

                Third, candy. I put in Pop rocks and Ring Pops. 

                I put purple or lilac shawls in all the bags (our wedding colors). At night the ladies wore them when inside air conditioned restaurants. 

                Our favorite shower gels - just because. 

                And for those who had kids we put in floaties, goggles and coloring books. The kids used all of them!!!

                A few people complained of stomach pains so the emergency pack should have been helpful.

                Watches. Everyone wore them but ours were water resistant NOT water proof. So a few guests watches broke in the first day or so. Only buy water proof ones. 


                Not used or not seen used:

                Emergen-C packets

                Game books like Suduko and cross words - people would rather swim

                Snacks?!? I'm hoping they ate the Scottish Biscuits but we're not sure. 


                Hope this was helpful! 


                Oh, and for those looking to put the large mugs in there bags. I saw quite a few people carrying them around which I presume were guests for other weddings. Go for it!! If you know your group are big drinkers than go for it! Mine weren't (with the exception of 2 people) and it wouldn't have been worth it. 


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                #728 KCDawn

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                  Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:14 PM

                  @Vav11238...I love the bags! They're so creative. The polaroids are a great idea!

                  #729 MsBlissMpls

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                    Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:05 AM

                    Love the bags! Spray painting is such a cool idea & they look great on the brown colored bags. How did you get the paint to look so neat (& not get all over the bag?) also what size was the bag? Did you order them online? Definately considering copying your bags! :) Thanks for sharing!

                    #730 sophie23

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                      Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:07 PM

                      Thanks everyone!!! So many great ideas :)

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