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


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#781 Tatiana

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    Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:15 AM

    yeah! thanx all!



    #782 kellygrrrl

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      Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:17 AM

      hey ladies, I wrote about the silicon watches on eBay a few pages back. we're at the resort now, and these were probably the biggest hit outside of the bubbas. I'd definitely get one per person and maybe even a few extras in case they disappear/break. I got the 3ATM waterproof ones, and my mom took hers into the pool. it stopped working for a little while but then came back to life. I'm not sure you can expect much for $1 each, but people definitely loved them. : ) also, you'll have to order in advance because they ship from china.

       

      I'll put a full review on as soon as I'm back, but I wanted to throw this out there in the meantime. : )



      #783 sbg75

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        Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:20 AM

        Such a useful thread - thanks for sharing ladies it's definitely made me rethink a few things.



        #784 katman

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          Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:16 AM

          I was planning on putting our logos on bags (ironed on) but now I think we'll just have the logos printed on a thick card (like maybe vistaprints business cards or something) and hang them on the bags so our guest can take them off if they want and can use the bags more. l.

          I love love love this idea! I think the tags are a great idea so your bags are still personalised and carry your wedding theme/colours/etc. but your guests are still likely to use them after heading home! Great post.

          #785 MissBubbles205

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            Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:17 AM

            Originally Posted by kellygrrrl 

            hey ladies, I wrote about the silicon watches on eBay a few pages back. we're at the resort now, and these were probably the biggest hit outside of the bubbas. I'd definitely get one per person and maybe even a few extras in case they disappear/break. I got the 3ATM waterproof ones, and my mom took hers into the pool. it stopped working for a little while but then came back to life. I'm not sure you can expect much for $1 each, but people definitely loved them. : ) also, you'll have to order in advance because they ship from china.

             

            I'll put a full review on as soon as I'm back, but I wanted to throw this out there in the meantime. : )

             Thanks for sharing!.. I bought a few for the kids and of course one for myself from the $1 store.. I'm not sure if they are waterproof but I'll def look into the ones from ebay.. Thanks!! :o)

            Hope your wedding week is amazing!!!  Can't wait to see your review and pics!



            #786 balibride

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              Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:48 PM

              This is a brilliant thread! Than you

              #787 melcrna80

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                Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:55 AM

                Good to know! Thanks for posting :)

                #788 Kristin Ri

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                  Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:39 PM

                  Thanks for the info, it will help when I put my list together.



                  #789 sosodj

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                    Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:41 PM

                    thanks that is really helpful
                     



                    #790 DramaticAnnie

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                      Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:48 AM

                      Hi BDW Brides!

                      I am ashamed to say that I visited this site faithfully in the year and months leading up to my wedding and I had all these plans for posting things but I have never gotten around to it  I'm sorry. But I think I can post in this thread now anyway.

                       

                      My Oot bags (I will post another thread with pics!)

                      Bag itself: A LOT of people brought beach bags with them, and my oot bags were a big secret (nobody but the groom really knew about them, my brothers and mom had an idea because I went shopping for stuff with them at one point), so I couldnt tell everybody stop buying beach bags! I'm going to have one there for you guys! kind of thing.. so not a lot of people used the bags themselves but a couple of people used them, and they came in handy as extra carry-on luggage on the way home loaded with souveniers and stuff

                      Personalized t-shirt from Vistaprint: These I ordered for EVERYONE every time I placed an order with vistaprint for free stuff I'd get a tshirt too, it had people's names on them, said something like "Cruising with our friends ANNIE & BLAINE for their Carnival DREAM Wedding! Then their name and 'April 2012' on the bottom. Some people's had different messages, for my niece for example, it said Cruising with my Auntie Annie and my new Uncle Blaine for their Carnival Dream Wedding! My brother's had my sister Annie and new Brother in Law Blaine, etc. For the people who we didn't know very well (coming as a guest of someone we did know well) we just gave them a 'cruising with the newlyweds Annie & Blaine' tshirts without their names on them. We arranged for everyone to wear them on one of the last days aboard the boat and take a group picture of all of us in our shirts. Oh, I had a 'Bride' one and Blaine had a 'Groom' one.

                      Note pad & note books from Vistaprint: Not sure if anybody else used these but I know I did! We ended up having to take down a lot of information.

                      Pen from Vistaprint: Same deal as above ^

                      Postcards from Vistaprint: I didn't see anybody use these? I had dreams of using them as a guestbook and having people mail us their well wishes from the boat but it just didn't happen.. ran out of time. I know people liked having all the vistaprint stuff as souveniers so nothing got thrown away.

                      Keychain from Vistaprint: You don't really use keys while you're on a trip, lol, so I'm just guessing people took these home to enjoy them.

                      Sticky Notes from Vistaprint: Didn't really see these used much either, but they were free

                      Small free totes from Vistaprint: I put some of the small free totes from VIstaprint into the parents bags if they had kids, so they'd have a bag of their own, and for some kids like my Godchild I put "Godmom & Blaine's wedding Cruise" on it, stuff like that, and his name.

                       

                      Sewing kit from Michaels: These came in handy, my brother needed something repaired and my nephew popped a button on his suit vest (after one too many buffets lol)

                      Roll of advil: I am so glad we put these in.. people were asking each other for more advil after they woke up hungover or got too sunburnt

                      Avon Aloe: I WARNED EVERYBODY about the sun! But the first stop the cruise ship made 80% of the group went to the beach and enjoyed the free booze and snacks and got incredibly burnt. So this bigger sized aloe was awesome. Some people did remember to bring some aloe with them, which I was surprised, usually everyone forgets aloe, but most didn't have any.

                      Little Sunblock: These I was afraid no one would use because they'd all bring their sunblock, but it was small enough that you could take it with you off the ship and reapply it if necessary (something everybody did after they got burned to a crisp on that first stop)

                      Tums: I did hear more then one person saying how grateful they were for the tums, there's a LOT of food on cruise ships, lots of stuff you've never tried before, lots of heartburn, lol

                      Pepto Tablets: ^ :) lol

                       

                      Lanyard with zip pouch for your room key: The lanyards I got really cheap on eBay, they were just thin sort of lanyards with a clip gizmo at the end, but my OOT bags due to some kind of mix up weren't delivered to their rooms until the second night of our cruise, not the first night. Most people already got a free lanyard from the casino by this time, or bought one from the gift shop. Those they didn't and used our lanyards found the clip part kept coming off but they loved the little zip pouch so a lot of people just put the pouch on their new lanyards they got from the ship.

                      Pashmina: It was very hot.. we did not need the pashminas to keep us from cold.. lol.. but the girls loved them and talked about how they couldn't wait to use them at home

                      La Vie En Rose Aqua swimsuit bags: I didn't go with the crew to the beach excursions so I'm not sure how handy these were... not everyone got one, mostly the bridal party

                      Customized temporary tattoos: These were awesome! It was a little cartoon US dressed as pirates and had our names and wedding date on there.. biggest problem was almost nobody wanted to put them on because they wanted to save them for home to show them to friends back home, lol, my mom insisted on knowing if I had extra because she wouldnt use hers otherwise.

                       

                      I will try to post more in coming weeks, this site/forums were an awesome resource for me and I know I need to pay back the favor! Good luck you guys!


                      ~Married aboard the cruise ship the 'Carnival Dream'~
                      ~Carnival Dream Wedding April 28th, 2012, then set sail on a 7 night Caribbean Cruise April 28th-May 5th, 2012~





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