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#741 Rachelg717

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    Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:56 AM

    Oriental trading has an amazing deal on tote bags right now...mits 50 bags for $24 the only thing that stinks is they come in assorted colors so you can't pick ...

    #742 MJKH

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      Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:09 AM

      Our resort had drink/cocktail menus on each bar.  If you were to do this, maybe the best thing would be (if you're staying at an all-inclusive) to have the WP scan the drink menu from the resort and send it to you to include in your welcome brochure or something like that.  Just a thought...

       

      Originally Posted by Corina 

      Hello,  I am still trying to figure out what to put in my guests bags as well.  I can see that the 'spanish for dummies' wasn't a hit but what about a drink cocktail guide?  Has anyone tried this?  I found when I went to Mexico last I was always stuck on what to drink next and this might give some great ideas to our guests.

       

      Anyone tried this before?



       



      #743 budgetjamaicabride

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        Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:10 AM

        The most used items in my oot bags were by far the drawstring backpacks we packed it all in and a badge holder on a carabiner to carry their ID and room key in. The anvil was much appreciated too. Oh my gosh, how could I forget!! THE MOST used item was the color changing cups with a palm tree, Jamaica and the year. Remember you can keep that logo generic enough that others on BDW will want to go in on fulfilling the minimum order.

        #744 kellygrrrl

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          Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:20 AM


          I'm a former bartender and made my own list. if you want to PM me your email address, I can send it to you. actually, let me try posting it here to see if it works. I was planning to send it out as part of a laminated pre-departure brochure that people could bring with them to the resort.

           

          these were all the potential RESORT drinks I could think of/find on the internet. I'd appreciate if anyone has suggestions or recipes for the other drinks listed (we can open another forum for this if needed). thanks!

           

           

           

           

           

           


           

          Originally Posted by Corina 

          Hello,  I am still trying to figure out what to put in my guests bags as well.  I can see that the 'spanish for dummies' wasn't a hit but what about a drink cocktail guide?  Has anyone tried this?  I found when I went to Mexico last I was always stuck on what to drink next and this might give some great ideas to our guests.

           

          Anyone tried this before?



           

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          #745 KCDawn

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            Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:37 AM


            This is great!  Thanks for sharing!!
             

            Originally Posted by kellygrrrl 


            I'm a former bartender and made my own list. if you want to PM me your email address, I can send it to you. actually, let me try posting it here to see if it works. I was planning to send it out as part of a laminated pre-departure brochure that people could bring with them to the resort.

             

            these were all the potential RESORT drinks I could think of/find on the internet. I'd appreciate if anyone has suggestions or recipes for the other drinks listed (we can open another forum for this if needed). thanks!

             

             

             

             

             

             


             



             



             

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            #746 kristinalilly

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              Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:14 AM

              Super useful, I'll definitely add more pain killers! Thanks so much



              #747 MissBubbles205

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                Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:07 PM

                WOW... I just spent two days at work reading all 75 pages of this thread and taking notes.. Let me first say, Thank You All Very Much!!Everyones ideas, comments and pictures have been a huge help!

                 

                My FI and I are planning our destination wedding for sometime between May and July of 2013. We haven't found a resort yet, but of course I am obsessing over these OOT bags.. I absolutely love doing all kinds of craft projects so I'm getting a huge head start on ideas. Plus I realize that our guests are spending time and money to see us get married, so I want to spend a lot of time and thought on our OOT bags to show our appreciation.

                 

                I havent decided if I am going to do totes with Welcome to "destination" and then the year underneath or if I want to find pink paper gift bags with orange tissue paper or vise versa. (But the totes seem to have been a huge hit for everyone but if we go with paper I think we could pack more items easily into our suitcases and afford more goodies for each bag)

                 

                Here's what I want to put in ours...

                • First Aid/Survival Kit
                1. Headache relief (will purchase large box with individual packets)
                2. Pepto / Tums
                3. Packages of Dental picks ($1 at $1 Tree for a large pack for each bag, great deal)
                4. Bandaids and Neosporin
                5. Gum or Altoids (Will purchase from Costco or Sams)
                6. Aloe ($1 Tree)
                7. Kleenex ($1 Tree has 8 for $1 or 9 pocket size for $1)
                8. Chapstick (def some with spf)
                9. Debating on Sunscreen (they have some at $1 tree, but I dont know how good the quality is)
                10. Shout Sticks or Wipes
                • Mini hand sanitizers (probably from BBWorks $1 each)
                • Waterproof silicone watches (found on ebay for 1.99 + free s&h in my colors, pink for girls/orange for guys)
                • Current Magazines or Suduku, Crosswords, etc from $1 Tree)
                • Waterproof camera's or regular disposible ones (haven't price checked yet, but love this idea)
                • Travel Mug ($1 Tree) with names or destination and date on them "my Cricut is going to be put to use :o)"
                • Welcome Booklet,"Meet the Guest" Pictures of each person and there name. Love this idea, now to find a way to put it together.
                • Waterproof bags for room cards and money. Was going to go to Coach's clearance section but the waterproof bags on Amazon seem better for the beach. (I read someone found some for 4.69 each+free s&h)
                • Welcome letter for each bag. (Printed on beachy themed paper and then signed by FI and I, unless I choose to handwrite them)

                 

                • Thinking about doing kid bags for FI's little brothers and sisters and other kids joining us
                1. Cards (2 for $1 at $1 Tree) 
                2. Sunglasses
                3. Swim Goggles
                4. Water Guns
                5. Floats (if allowed at the resort we choose)

                 

                • Thinking of doing a Hangover kit
                1. Alka Seltzer
                2. Scope or Listerine Strips
                3. Crackers

                 

                Sorry, for the long post.

                Is there a thread somewhere where people are posting their pictures on how they arranged their items in the totes, etc?

                The only thing I have seen is ziplock baggies with a label printed on paper and folding and stapled across the top. Looks better than I'm probably making it sound. :-/



                #748 Realcdngirl

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                  Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:13 PM

                  The drink list is an awesome idea! I would like to put it on the back of my travel mug favour. We got engaged at the same resort where we're getting married so we already know our favourite drinks 😉



                  #749 kellygrrrl

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                    Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

                    yes, there are threads where people post their bags. just look in this same category 'wedding registry, wedding gift bags and OOT bags'.

                     



                    #750 stefkva

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                      Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:46 PM

                      Old navy has some nice bags for $1






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