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#1161 Manda123

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    Posted 25 June 2011 - 04:38 PM



    Tori,

     

    Here is a link to a thread where there is a pic of the same bag. A couple of girls ordered them I think. If you read the last few posts I posted a promo discount code. The bags are white with royal blue straps!

     



    Thanks for the swag bag suggestions Tam, never even thought to get the bubble bath for the Swag Bags only for the OOTs but that will be perfect! We are starting with an at home spa party so it fits the theme even!!! 

     

    Manda which OOT bags did you get?  That is an awesome price for them with shipping and duty and LOVE that they arrived via purolator (damn mail strike)  I was looking at the canvas looking totes with blue handles (like the dollar tree ones - not sure if you have seen them) they are a great price!

     

    Some other things I forgot to mention

    - 9 pack of individual bubbles (clear bottle) $1 @ Dollarama

    - Straw mat for the "shoes optional" at our ceremony comes in black purple, pink, green and blue.  $1.25 at Dollarama

     

    There was more but can't remember right now!!!

     



     



    #1162 celticgirl

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      Posted 25 June 2011 - 05:05 PM



      Where did you find the passport covers and luggage tags?

      Originally Posted by torilynnsmith 

      So since we don't have an idea of #s yet I can't really start my OOT shopping.  Though we have a "rough" idea it doesn't make sense for me to pick up those always available things like kleenex, hand sanitizer etc. until we have exact numbers.  I decided to go out today to "price" some things and get a better idea of where we will be per bag.  Since the dollar store has become the wedding planning store during this process and I have become addicted to pictures on these forums I thought I would take shots of what I thought would be great finds to share with my fellow Canadian BDW brides!!!!  Sorry some of the picture quality is poor... I took them on my cellphone and I was trying to do it on the sly as I figured people would probably think I was nuts!

       

      I was considering making my own soaps, bath salts or something like that to include in the bags.  When I found these shell soaps I thought I would pick up one pack to check them out!  They are actually quite nice, perfect size for the week and stick with the "beach" theme!  The picture below this will show the actual soap.  

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      only $0.33 EACH!!!!!!  (ignore the dents and scuffs on this one, I dropped the soap on the floor)

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      I know some brides were talking about including candles (maybe the $2 bath and body works minis) so you will need matches!  I saw this pack of 10 for $1 and you could easily customize by printing a label to cover the "touch" side of the match box!

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      Individual wrapped lens cleaning cloths (good for cameras, sunglasses etc.) 20 for $1 - to the left is the microfibre lens cleaning cloths great for sunglasses to remove water drops from the ocean and pool!!!!! They are $1 each, I think you may be able to find something more inexpensive!

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      Canada Luggage tags and Passport Covers - just saw the sport watches to the right... never thought of it but may be a neat thing to attach to the bag so people can keep track of time! I know I NEVER bring a watch down south with me, a mini alarm clock or something may be nice too depending on your resort!

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      4 mini hand sanitizers for $1... they are the same size and the mini Bath and Body Works ones for only $0.25 each!!

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      I have been looking high and low for mini bubble baths at a reasonable price.  Our resort has indoor jacuzzis in every room and some rooms have outdoor jacuzzis so I think it would be a great addition for our guests if they were able to enjoy a bubble bath!  I found these at The Bargain Shop (tbs) 7 of them for $4.50!!! I thought it was a great find, I am thinking of putting our monograms or label over the front of what is here possibly.  The bargain shop was a great stop on my adventure, they have travel items and lots of great stuff for a really good price, some stuff even cheaper than the dollar store :)

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      ....more to come....



       


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      #1163 celticgirl

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        Posted 25 June 2011 - 05:42 PM

        I just checked out Oriental Trading, and I got 50 bags for 30 bucks, 6 sets of keychains (the ones that are coiled and you can wear around your wrist, they also have a whistle on them) the Keychains came in packs of 12, but I needed 65.... I am using them for my room key holder!! they were 3.00 each, and I got some crayons and water toys for the kids bags!! I then googled promo codes for OT and got a code for FREE SHIPPING! (I ended up paying 30 bucks for duties still but I still think its worth it) I got everything for under 100! and thats pretty good, its still less than a dollar per item! The code was good for Canadian shipping (First time I was able to find this) and was HB1240001.

        The website I found the code on was this: http://www.retailmen...ntaltrading.com (there were a few different ones depending on how much you need to spend!!!)


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        #1164 luvmoo

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          Posted 25 June 2011 - 05:44 PM

          I ordered these exact same OOT from Oriental Trading... but i got the black and white ones. I wanted the blue and white but my FI wanted the black and white haha.. i got my way on everything else so i figured i would cave.. they are super cute and a great size!! I ordered 48 of them, along with beach balls, coil wrist straps, and a bunch of seashells and it was 225.00 including duty and shipping.. I heart Oriental Trading... i really do!! :)



          #1165 luvmoo

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            Posted 25 June 2011 - 05:47 PM

            I have posted a thread in the planning section too, with pictures of the bags and some other things i got for my OOT bags but because i am still new to the site, they have to approve it first.. 



            #1166 Manda123

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              Posted 26 June 2011 - 06:32 AM


              Good for Canadian shipping?! Nice find girl! I'm going to probably order from them again; I need the key card holders and probably some other odds and ends. I hope I can find a free shipping code then!
               

              Originally Posted by celticgirl 

              I just checked out Oriental Trading, and I got 50 bags for 30 bucks, 6 sets of keychains (the ones that are coiled and you can wear around your wrist, they also have a whistle on them) the Keychains came in packs of 12, but I needed 65.... I am using them for my room key holder!! they were 3.00 each, and I got some crayons and water toys for the kids bags!! I then googled promo codes for OT and got a code for FREE SHIPPING! (I ended up paying 30 bucks for duties still but I still think its worth it) I got everything for under 100! and thats pretty good, its still less than a dollar per item! The code was good for Canadian shipping (First time I was able to find this) and was HB1240001.

              The website I found the code on was this: http://www.retailmen...ntaltrading.com (there were a few different ones depending on how much you need to spend!!!)



               



              #1167 Manda123

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                Posted 26 June 2011 - 06:34 AM


                Nice! I can't wait to see them. Did you use iron on transfers on them? These bags are supposed to take them pretty well apparently. I haven't decided if I'm going to use iron on transfers or just attach a tag with our monogram.
                 

                Originally Posted by luvmoo 

                I have posted a thread in the planning section too, with pictures of the bags and some other things i got for my OOT bags but because i am still new to the site, they have to approve it first.. 



                 



                #1168 luvmoo

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                  Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:16 AM

                  I am just going to make tags and tie them on with a ribbon. I thought about doing iron on transfers, but then i figured because we are doing so many other personalised things inside the bag( ie: bottle openers, sewing kits, chapstick etc..) that everyone may not want to walk around with a beach bag with our names and such all over it. So we decided just to keep them plain and that way they could use them for whatever they wanted. :)



                  #1169 celticgirl

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                    Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:29 AM



                    If you wanted to put something on the bags, and not have it so personalized you can just put the location that you are going to so that they have a keepsake!

                    I am going to Jamaica, so on my bags I am putting a palm tree and under that "Trelawny | Jamaica"   I am not putting our names or the dates on it, the only thing we put our names on was the shot glasses.

                    Originally Posted by luvmoo 

                    I am just going to make tags and tie them on with a ribbon. I thought about doing iron on transfers, but then i figured because we are doing so many other personalised things inside the bag( ie: bottle openers, sewing kits, chapstick etc..) that everyone may not want to walk around with a beach bag with our names and such all over it. So we decided just to keep them plain and that way they could use them for whatever they wanted. :)



                     


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                    #1170 luvmoo

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                      Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:07 AM

                      That's a great Idea too ! I might have to look into that.. I already have the bags, so it would be a matter of getting the iron transfer made...  :)






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