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

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Is anyone else having trouble getting guests to committ? I cannot begin to put together my bags until I have a more accurate head count. Right now my numbers are ranging between 10 and 75. Argh :(

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@@JenniferM - oh no! i'm planning for 2015 so i haven't crossed that bridge yet. could you send them a "gentle reminder" to register/book if they haven't already done so? i'm guessing the deadline has already come and gone.  it seems like others in similar situations sent emails.  for my sister's wedding, my mom made phone calls because unfortunately, we have relatives who assume you know they are coming.  I found the following discussions containing suggestions for how others have dealt with this issue - hope it helps:

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/71498-how-to-remind-guests-to-book-their-room/page-14

 

http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/destination-wedding-do-send-an-email-reminder-to-guests-who-havent-booked-their-rooms/20286a793385cb33.html

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Thanks for the info. Yes the date has come and gone but they still have a month before payment is due in full. I'll look at the discussions you suggested for some ideas. Thanks!

 

 

@@JenniferM - oh no! i'm planning for 2015 so i haven't crossed that bridge yet. could you send them a "gentle reminder" to register/book if they haven't already done so? i'm guessing the deadline has already come and gone.  it seems like others in similar situations sent emails.  for my sister's wedding, my mom made phone calls because unfortunately, we have relatives who assume you know they are coming.  I found the following discussions containing suggestions for how others have dealt with this issue - hope it helps:

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/71498-how-to-remind-guests-to-book-their-room/page-14

 

http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/destination-wedding-do-send-an-email-reminder-to-guests-who-havent-booked-their-rooms/20286a793385cb33.html

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OOT Bags

I admit that I went a bit over board with the OOT Bags.  I spent just under $1,500 to fill these up.  My budget was $500 but my group kept getting bigger and bigger, oh well, I enjoy giving so it was my obsession, lol.    Here is a list of what was included in the bags and the cost:

 

 

·                Bridal Entourage T-shirts $145.00

·                Flip flops $237.00

·                Luggage Tags/Neon Coils $23.01

·                Room Key/Tip Case Holder $11.01

·                Passport with Information $46.45

·                Playing Cards/Bags/Coils $99.63

·                Kleenex $12

·                Buttons – R.Y.F.K.M $55.24

·                Travel Mugs $90.00

·                Water Bottle $5.00

·                Mini rum bottle $36.00

·                Do Not Disturb Sign DIY

·                Note Pad/Pen $30.00

·                Colouring Book/Crayons  $6.00

·                Activity Book DIY

·                English/Spanish Dictionary DIY

·                Weekly Survival Kit $77.00

·                First Aid kit

·                Lip Balm

·                Mini Sunblock

·                Mini Shampoo

·                Nail File

·                Mini Conditioner

·                Purell $25.99

·                Watches  $23.99

o      “I Love You Til The End of Time”

·                Toy Rings $7.25

o       “He liked it, So he Put a Ring on it”

·                Candy Bag $75

o      “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You” 

·                Fans $37.60

·                Newsletter DIY

·                Bus Schedule/Rehearsal DIY

·                Laynards $13.62

·                Wine Charms $25.56

·                Face Clothes - $17.50

·                Make Up Bags for girls - $52.86

·                Can Covers - $20.89

·                Key chain Maracas $40.00

·                Paper/Ink for DIY: $125.00

·                Extra flip flops $12.00

·                Extra T-shirts $38.00

·                Extra Mugs $50.67

·                Beach Fun Items $56.82

Total Cost: $1,478.09

 

What were the big hits: 

Luggage Tags (made it very easy to spot our luggage at the airport)

Key/Tip Holder with Laynard (EVERYONE USED IT)

Personalized Travel Mugs

Flip Flops

Passport Book with all the information on Travel, Cuba and the resort (people referred to this as their                     “Bible” for the week, lol

R.Y.F.K.M Buttons (again glad I brought extra, this was a huge hit)

Entourage T-shirts…everyone wore them on flight and the catamaran excursion. It was pretty awesome! 

Wine charms   
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