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#81 meli122

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    Posted 29 January 2009 - 11:59 PM

    This is great! So helpful.

    #82 JUSTUSTWO

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      Posted 30 January 2009 - 10:09 AM

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      Originally Posted by calchik
      very helpful thread!

      i second the question about travel mugs. not sure if i should spend the money on insulated travel mugs with lids and handles or just get stadium cups.

      my other questionable items are hand fans and travel candles. yay or nay?
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      Originally Posted by Fanny
      I don't know if I should get cups or travel cups with lids. Thoughts? How do guests use the cups? Sorry, if this is a really silly question! Do they use it at the pool, like go to the bar for refills? I can see how travel cups can be useful for excursions! Thanks!
      My guests used the travel mugs for their drinks at the bar, at the pool or beach or just walking around the resort. Typcially drinks come in small plastic cups so having a travel mug means that you get more to drink with less walking back & forth to the bar.

      I went with travel mugs that had a lid. I didn't think a handle was too important but figured that a lid would be useful so that people wouldn't have to worry about any spills while walking back or forth or about anything getting into their drink if they put it down while at the beach or something.

      You should really go with what your budget permits. Compare costs in terms of size of the cup, how many you have to buy for a real discount & ofcourse shipping!

      Personally, fans for me were a must have! I think this is especially true if you're getting married on the beach. My guests appreciated having the raffia fans during the ceremony since it was warm & sunny.

      I can't comment about the travel candles since I didn't use them, but I don't think they would have been used by my guests cuz they were rarely in their rooms & I didn't hear anyone complain about their room smelling "musty" as has been mentioned here & there.
      I guess it depends on how you think your guests would use them. Are they going to be a wedding favor or are you giving them out to be used in their rooms?

      #83 misskaytee

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        Posted 30 January 2009 - 11:07 AM

        i LOVE the idea about a drink book- especially for parents! I know my parents haven't "ordered" a drink since the 90's!! lol GREAT thread friends- keep it coming!!
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        #84 calchik

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          Posted 30 January 2009 - 02:46 PM

          i heard the logo might come off the cup with sunscreened hands so i was thinking handles. but now that i've discovered waterproof stickers i think i'll take that route and just order blank travel mugs. sounds like insulated with lids are the way to go. good point about not getting stuff in the drink

          thanks for helping me making my decision. fans are in, candles are out


          i'm also adding to my OOT bags blank CDs in bubble envelopes complete with mailing address and stamps so my guest can burn all their trip/ wedding pics on CD and mail it back to us

          #85 saraece

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            Posted 30 January 2009 - 02:46 PM

            " second the question about travel mugs. not sure if i should spend the money on insulated travel mugs with lids and handles or just get stadium cups. "

            We bought our travel mugs at the dollar store if you are worried about cost. I am a strong supporter of the Travel Mug. Every one of our guests used them. People didn't have to get up as often for drinks, they didn't have to worry about it spilling and it kept it cold for those who dozed off. Also environmentally you should see how many cups resorts go through in even one hour. We personallized them by purchasing a sharpie paint marker (that in my trail run didn't rub off) but they got very scratched up. I brought it with me and kept changing what my mug said...bride to be...just married..no rum today...Maybe I should have invested in a mini sharpies and let everyone personalize there own. It would have been fun.
            Like our first kiss all over again

            #86 Cindy&London

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              Posted 30 January 2009 - 02:53 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by calchik
              i heard the logo might come off the cup with sunscreened hands so i was thinking handles. but now that i've discovered waterproof stickers i think i'll take that route and just order blank travel mugs. sounds like insulated with lids are the way to go. good point about not getting stuff in the drink

              thanks for helping me making my decision. fans are in, candles are out


              i'm also adding to my OOT bags blank CDs in bubble envelopes complete with mailing address and stamps so my guest can burn all their trip/ wedding pics on CD and mail it back to us
              OoOooO!! Where did you find the waterproof stickers.. this is the route I would like to take :) Thanks!!

              #87 jennyatk

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                Posted 30 January 2009 - 03:59 PM

                girls I have gone crazy on my OOT bags! I find little deals and just go crazy! One of the items I got was acutally from walgreens. It was a waterbottle filled with all kinds of little goodies. From spray on hand sanitizer to tissues some chapstick and all kinds of little things. I figured the bottle would be great to take for excursions and it came with a few other little surprises!

                #88 Kits55

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                Posted 30 January 2009 - 04:56 PM

                That would be hysterical...probably a bit hit!

                It makes me think of the scene in Austin Powers Gold Member when they're in Austin Powers' Dad's room and he says, "say it in english english". lol

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                have any of you done your own fun translation guides? I am American and marrying a British man and we constantly laugh at the translation issues... thought it might be cute to include a British/English phrase book. What do you girls think?


                #89 Kits55

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                Posted 30 January 2009 - 06:32 PM

                I don't know why it won't let me edit my post but I read through all of the posts. Instead of a USB stick we're going to create a wedding photo account through shutterfly or some other website. Then we'll give everyone the log-in and password so that everyone can see everyone else's pictures. I got this idea from Simistar :)

                #90 misskaytee

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                  Posted 30 January 2009 - 08:02 PM

                  I LOVE the idea of welcome books!! *check* added to my list :)
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