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#1 Jamaicabride409

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    Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:00 PM

    Hi All,

    I am wanting to put together small oot bags to welcome the guests to Jamaica, we are all travelling together and I am not sure the right time to give them these bags, it would be nice to have them ready for when we get down there but since we are all travelling and arriving together and late at night do you think giving the bags out at the at the welcome dinner the next night is ok? Also I do not want them to add a ton of stuff to these small bags, what kinds of items are you putting in your oot bags?

    We were thinking, purell, suntan lotion, maps of resort, excursion info, etc etc. Any ideas?

    Thanks for your input
    Kari

    #2 montegobay09

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      Posted 04 February 2009 - 09:43 AM

      We're keeping our bags very simple and we're giving them out the day after we arrive too since we are in the same situation as you. We just have purell, sunscreen, kleenex, scented tea lights (2), and a pair of our personalized flip flops as our favor. That's all we're doing cause I felt like if we put too much in them, a lot of it would go to waste cause they wouldn't necessarily use them. I will make sure I bring first aid stuff and peptobismal, etc. and let everyone know that if they need anything they can come find us. I figure that's more effective than giving everyone stuff that they may not need!

      Good luck!, oh yeah and somewhere on here there's a master list of OOT bag contents...

      here it is http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t28059

      #3 JUSTUSTWO

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        Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:32 PM

        Its definitely not a problem to give your OOT bags out at the Welcome Dinner. I did the same thing & it worked great.

        You should also check out this thread to give you an idea of the things that were hits & misses in the OOT bags themselves:
        http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t35759

        Hope this helps!

        #4 natashakc

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          Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:23 PM

          Where did you get your personalized flip flops? What a great idea! I was hoping to get them with some jewels on the tops, but we'll have to seee....
          Thanks!
          Natasha
          Natasha & JoeGran Bahia Principe Bavaro, Punta CanaNovember 16th, 2009http://img.weddingco...vo5osqfalgz.png

          #5 divadivine25

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            Posted 04 February 2009 - 02:07 PM

            I planned to do the same thing and give them out at our welcome dinner. What kinds of bags are you using? I wanted to use tote bags but I don't think that my guest will use them again so Im leaning towards paper.

            #6 montegobay09

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              Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:03 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by natashakc
              Where did you get your personalized flip flops? What a great idea! I was hoping to get them with some jewels on the tops, but we'll have to seee....
              Thanks!
              Natasha
              lol I've pasted this link on so many threads that I'm sure someone is going to tell me to stop soon!! They're just so darn awesome though!! Here's the link to my flip flops thread http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t36092

              enjoy!

              #7 Nov-09-Bride

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                Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:00 PM

                I love the idea of OOT bags. Were doing that for our guests! We will be giving them to our guests during the welcome dinner the day after we arrive. Things that we want to include is sunscreen, bug replelant with DEET, small first aid kit and well as the personalized tanks that I've made for everyone! Our colors are fusia pink for the girls and I've found tank tops the same color and I included their title on it and for the groomsmen I've got some black muscle shirts for them with their title on it as well. We also used this idea at our engagement party! This way the guests that were there knew who the wedding party was. For those who aren't in the wedding party we will include a underwater disposible camera!

                Pat & Nancy's Wedding - wedding website by mywedding.com

                #8 HCharles

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                  Posted 06 February 2009 - 01:51 PM

                  We gave out our bags the day we got there. We were the last people to arrive so our Calgary and Vancouver guests had been there a day already. We got there at 3pm so we just headed to the beach and passed out the bags. They had a travel mug (highly recommend those!) small lotion, lip balm with SPF, personalized luggage tags, deck of cards (also highly recommend) small bit of hard candy, and a thank you not for making the trip. My mom made a small drawstring bag for everyroom. We gave one bag per room and filled it for the number of people per room. People LOVED the bags! Good luck with your bags. We got our travel mugs from ebay for a very very good price.

                  #9 Jamaicabride409

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                    Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:58 PM

                    Thank you everyone for your ideas, travel mugs are a great idea!




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