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Those are the kind of mugs I'm leaning towards! But I think I'm going to have them personalized.

 

Originally Posted by ShellyCarter View Post

Hey Girls, The real canadian superstore has these mugs for $5.

i think its a great buy. 

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Did you try Golf Town? I'm sure they do personalized golf balls but I don't recall the price...just saw a sign once when I was in there.
 

Originally Posted by AquaCait View Post

I don't know about anyone else, but with our package at the Majestic Elegance, we either get one or two rounds of golf included per week (depending on room category...).  My family is big on golf; off the top of my head, we've got about 8 or 10 golfers coming, so here is my new addition to the OOT bags.  We are planning on getting personlized golf balls!!  People can play with them or just keep them as a souvenir, and they really aren't that badly priced...Unfortunately, finding a place in the GTA that does them is impossible, but there are quite a few in the States.

 

Also, got our mugs in from Factory 21 on Ebay.  They are fantastic!!  I would highly recommend them to anybody.  And if anyone wants to know, duty is around $60....



 

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So I'm back from my wedding at Dreams Palm Beach and wanted to give all you ladies and update on how my OOT bags went! First off, let me say that our wedding and vacation with our family and friends was AMAZING! It was everything we could have wanted and more! All of the hard work paid off as we all had an awesome time just as I am sure all of you will too!!!

 

I posted a pic below of the bags so you can see everything we had in them.

 

Items I saw used the most:

1) Key card holders - I was surprised but EVERYONE used these! Even though they were the zip top kind they didn't end up being waterproof. Nonetheless they were great and we received many compliments. Best item since they were pretty inexpensive to make.

2) Bubba Kegs - The resort we were at actually gave out large drink cups and had terrific waitstaff, but our guests found these particularly handy for the pool and on our excursion. It was a nice keepsake as well since everyone took them home with them.

3) Pink OOT bags from Creative Bags - So many ppl used these throughout the week to carry their stuff. The best part was that because they were bright pink, you could see members of our group from across the resort which was great for meeting up!

4) Playing Cards - It rained a few days we were there so we ended up having a giant euchre tournament!

5) Sunblock - Surprisingly a lot of people either forgot or ran out of sunscreen when we were there so this actually got used quite a bit

6) Tylenol & Pepto - Both used by quite a few ppl

7) Vistaprint items: In particular the Welcome Letter, Schedule of Events, Room List, DND sign and Spanish Phrases (saw ppl carrying this around with them to use at the bar for fun!)

8) Bathing Suit Bag - the hotel didn't have plastic bags in the room so I think everyone used these on the last day to take home their wet bathing suits. Another best buy @ $1

 

Items we could have skipped:

1) First Aid Kit - cute, but don't know if anyone used these

2) Drink mix for water bottles - again, didn't see anyone use

3) Off bug repellent towelettes - these were funny b/c I didn't even use them myself. In retrospect I should have b/c I'm allergic to bites and ended up with some pretty big welts on my legs!

4) Shout wipes - again, didn't see anyone use....by the end of each day our clothes were wet from the humidity so I never wore anything more than once.

5) Photoshare cards - I even paid $ to setup a Yogile account and so far am the only person to use it. It's good so ppl who didn't attend the wedding can see pictures, but I had really hoped more people would share their full size photos vs. just facebook. I may send out an email to everyone to see if I can get more traction.

6) Wedding Bubbles - not an OOT item, but I picked these up at Dollarama and they were a waste of money. The wands inside are so small you cannot blow any bubbles!

 

I have no idea how the snack pack went but I'm sure people nibbled away on things like we did. We actually ended up giving the leftover candy to our maid and she was very appreciative!

 

Overall the bags were a success and we had lots of compliments on the contents!

 

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I also wanted to give an update on the pre-departure package we sent to our guests. We received a lot of compliments on them; especially the personal brochure with hints & tips. I saw that some people even used them as a checklist when packing and getting ready! I think the guests that don't travel very often really appreciated these.

 

The luggage tags were also a huge success! I made these mainly as a novelty item, but almost everyone used them on their bags. The best part was that it made it easy for identifying our groups luggage at the airport. A couple of the guys just grabbed every bag off the conveyor with the tags and it made things really easy! This was another best buy since they only cost about 25 cents each to make!

 

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Thanks so much for your post-wedding posts...you've given us lots to ponder! : )

 

Question:  I like the idea of the luggage tags but wonder if people would use them/forget them...which, in that case, maybe we should take them with us to the airport and slap one on every piece of luggage as our guests arrive?
 

Originally Posted by Camy47 View Post

I also wanted to give an update on the pre-departure package we sent to our guests. We received a lot of compliments on them; especially the personal brochure with hints & tips. I saw that some people even used them as a checklist when packing and getting ready! I think the guests that don't travel very often really appreciated these.

 

The luggage tags were also a huge success! I made these mainly as a novelty item, but almost everyone used them on their bags. The best part was that it made it easy for identifying our groups luggage at the airport. A couple of the guys just grabbed every bag off the conveyor with the tags and it made things really easy! This was another best buy since they only cost about 25 cents each to make!

 

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I actually thought the same thing which is why I wasn't initially going to do them. However, once I figured out a way to make them using Dollarama & Vistaprint for so cheap I figured why not! In the end I think everyone used them....even guests who flew in from other cities! The airport is already pure madness with a large group...so giving them out there might be a bit chaotic. Just my 2 cents :)
 

Originally Posted by MJKH View Post

Thanks so much for your post-wedding posts...you've given us lots to ponder! : )

 

Question:  I like the idea of the luggage tags but wonder if people would use them/forget them...which, in that case, maybe we should take them with us to the airport and slap one on every piece of luggage as our guests arrive?
 



 



 

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I think it's a very smart thing to do...to help with pulling bags off the belt as you said and making sure all of the bags going on the private transfer bus are accounted for.  I remember one of the brides saying it was a good thing they had their resort name on their tag, as the driver saw it...otherwise it would have been left behind.
 

Originally Posted by Camy47 View Post

I actually thought the same thing which is why I wasn't initially going to do them. However, once I figured out a way to make them using Dollarama & Vistaprint for so cheap I figured why not! In the end I think everyone used them....even guests who flew in from other cities! The airport is already pure madness with a large group...so giving them out there might be a bit chaotic. Just my 2 cents :)
 



 



 

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