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

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Originally Posted by Janelley100 View Post
Wow....I hadn't even thought about Dollar Tree! What a great idea! Sometimes the answer is so obvious! Also we have teenagers coming to our wedding (no little kids). Any suggestions from anyone on Teen items to include? I have thought about a sudoko book.....but I just don't know what they are into besides their ipods and smartphones!

Thanks ladies!
We have a few kids coming 3 girls 12 16 & 15 I got jewelry making kits from the dollar store that are super cute and beachy.. I got the braclet and necklace.. both for a buck each. I did get the sudko books and inflatable beach balls. Oh and sparkle nail polish with packaged single polish remover wipes.
Boys where tricky.. 18 and my son 20... water guns, small footballs, floresent sunscreen for their nose (both big volleyball players)
FI suggested playboy mag and they'd be smiling the whole vacation.. I shook my head to that one.

good luck

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I have my OOT bags completed already (one bag for every couple) and have the following items:


1 Canvas bag with leather straps and polka dot interior - $5.00 Walmart (reg. $20)

2 travel mugs - dollartree - $1 each

Suncreen - walmart $2 each

Body butter - walmart $2 each

Lip balm - walmart $1 each

Hand sanitizer - walmart $1 each

Advil pkgs - from my work - free

Listerine strips $1 each - dollarama

Id badge holder and Lanyard - dollarama $1 each

Tissue - dollarama $1 for 12

Welcome book with pictures of attendees and spanish/enlgish dictionary etc.. - dollarama - $1 each

Pashmina's - BDW bride - $5.00 each

Postcards - Vista print - 25 - for free

Pre-mexico wedding brochure - vista print 25 -for free


I think thats it....

Good luck!

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This is a great thread. I will begin preparing my OOT within a few months. I pretty much have an idea as to what I want to do, but this thread gave me great ideas. I was originally planning on buying those canvas?? bags and personalizing them, or using those (not sure what they are called)....the bags that have string and you can pull the opening shut and wear it over your shoulder. I hope I explained that well!

Great ideas and thank you!

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Ok, so I LOOOVE the idea of a "meet the guests" packet.


Out of curiosity - how did you organize these? By family, last name, etc.?


Also, I'm assuming you put a picture and a quick sentence or two about the person. How long did this take? Seems like it would be a pretty big project! We're expecting over 100 guests but I think I really want to do this!!

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My Big Hits

The actual bags (I used the hibiscus bags from OTC)

Snack bags

Hand Sanitizer

Brochure with Wedding day itinerary.

Keycard holders



Everything else lol

Homemade soaps

mugs (we were on an 8 day cruise so in retrospect the mugs wer useless bc ppl were always ordering alcoholic beverages so they didn't need the mug and then there were times when I wanted to use my mug but bc we had plans after the meals I didn't want to lug it around)

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VistaPrint has cyber Monday sales which are great. does anyone know if they'll have anything like this again? I ordered one free tote to see what it'll look like but I am scared that my tote won't arrive before this sale is over. Do you know if they'll have a christmas or new year huge sale again?

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