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#1461 torilynnsmith

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    Posted 29 July 2011 - 11:45 AM


    No I didn't I had these kits before we even set a date, originally I was going to send our boarding passes (invites) in the passport covers but then we decided to invite everyone and not just send invites to people who booked (our original plan was an evite thing and then formal invites for those who booked).  I have seen the michaels ones and LOVE them!!!!! I like how they coordinate too!!!  Definitely pick one up for yourself, I have had one for a few years and LOVE it!!!

    Originally Posted by MJKH 

    Tori...did you see the passport covers at Michaels for $1.50 that coordinate with the colours of the sewing kits?  I was looking at them today, but just couldn't decide if I should get them.  I probably, at the very least, should have bought a pink one for myself...my passport always seems to disappear in the black cavern that is my bag!



     



    #1462 amjohnson

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      Posted 29 July 2011 - 11:57 AM

      Ladies,

      Thank you for all the tips of what to put in my Oot bags. Did any of you find the key cards/holders at dollarama's? I think I saw an earlier post about ordering them online? I agree, this is definitely something I want to include.

       

      I found really nice pashminas at Le Chateau Outlet for 20$,. I am only giving those to the bridesmaids..possibly to mother in law.

       

      Did any of you Canadian brides order or find nice maracas? They have some at Party Packagers but thought maybe there is another Canadian store or website where I can get them for cheaper.

      I want to give one mini maraca at each place setting for the reception.

       

      Thanks!



      #1463 torilynnsmith

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        Posted 29 July 2011 - 12:02 PM


        Have you checked out oriental trading they have a TON of stuff for inexpensive to add to OOT bags and they ship to Canada.  Not sure if they have them but worth checking out! Also always google for a coupon code for OT!

         

        There are lots of threads from other brides who did the maraca thing so search to forum too you may get some good info there!

         

         

        Originally Posted by amjohnson 

        Ladies,

        Thank you for all the tips of what to put in my Oot bags. Did any of you find the key cards/holders at dollarama's? I think I saw an earlier post about ordering them online? I agree, this is definitely something I want to include.

         

        I found really nice pashminas at Le Chateau Outlet for 20$,. I am only giving those to the bridesmaids..possibly to mother in law.

         

        Did any of you Canadian brides order or find nice maracas? They have some at Party Packagers but thought maybe there is another Canadian store or website where I can get them for cheaper.

        I want to give one mini maraca at each place setting for the reception.

         

        Thanks!



         



        #1464 MJKH

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          Posted 29 July 2011 - 12:52 PM

          @amjohnson

           

          I didn't have any luck today with the key & money holder thing-ies at Dollarama...they had lots of lanyards but none of the coil-y/stretchy bracelets.  

           

          I noticed you're getting married at Dreams Tulum...we were there in January and loved it!  Are you getting married in the little chapel?



          #1465 torilynnsmith

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            Posted 29 July 2011 - 01:14 PM


            Walmart has the wrist coils in the office section I think it is 6 or 8 for under $2.  I posted a picture awhile back in this thread!

             

            Originally Posted by MJKH 

            @amjohnson

             

            I didn't have any luck today with the key & money holder thing-ies at Dollarama...they had lots of lanyards but none of the coil-y/stretchy bracelets.  

             

            I noticed you're getting married at Dreams Tulum...we were there in January and loved it!  Are you getting married in the little chapel?



             



            #1466 Manda123

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              Posted 29 July 2011 - 01:29 PM


              Check out this site for maracas:

               



              Thanks for the feedback on the cost ladies. Can I ask what else you put in your bags? I think our guests will have most of the toiletries with them. I would like to put in some unique things that likely won't have already packed....ideas? I am leaning toward decks of cards, not sure if guests will really use them.

               

              Finds at Party Packagers..I think there are stores across Canada. They have lanterns, paper puffs, flip flop decks of cards-1$.

              They also have large sets of maracas, 7.99$, and mini sets of maracas 3.30$. I am thinking you could maybe get these cheaper.

               

               



               



              #1467 Natalie2012

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                Posted 29 July 2011 - 01:58 PM


                I just got some wrist coils at walmart this week:)
                 

                Originally Posted by MJKH 

                @amjohnson

                 

                I didn't have any luck today with the key & money holder thing-ies at Dollarama...they had lots of lanyards but none of the coil-y/stretchy bracelets.  

                 

                I noticed you're getting married at Dreams Tulum...we were there in January and loved it!  Are you getting married in the little chapel?



                 



                #1468 luvmoo

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                  Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:47 PM

                  Hey Tori, 

                  I wasn't able to fid the individual shout packs anywhere here in Canada.. Soo i went on an ebay search and found one guy who sold me 5 boxes of them for 5.67 a box, and then 6.00 shipping for all of them... so maybe check and see if you can get a good deal on ebay.. I am not going over the boarder at all before the wedding so this was my only option if i wanted them in the bags.. 

                   

                  Also.. i went to the dollarstore ( i heart dollarama lol) as i was looking for more advil.. of course they did not have any, BUT!!!! they had mentos.. on for 2 for 1$, and they don't expire until 2013! soo i bought 2 cases of mentos and i will put one pack of mentos in each bag..  I thought that was a nice find :)

                  *sigh still on the search for my last 15 bottles of advil hahaha.. 
                   

                  Originally Posted by torilynnsmith 

                  Has anyone been able to find the individually wrapped shout wipes in Canada?  I picked mine up in the states but need more! I will be making another trip across the border but thought I would check with my fellow canadians to see if they found any here!

                   

                  amjohnson: as far as contents goes here is what will be in our bags - we will be doing 1 bag for every couple and 1 for every single

                   

                  - Bags 

                  - Bubba Keg Mugs (1 for each person) - with individual dish soap in each

                  - Wedding Week Survival Kit (includes)

                     - Gatorade individual packs(1 per person)

                     - Shout Wipes Individual packs(2 wipes per person)

                     - Pepto Bismol Chewable tablers (6 tablets per person)

                     - Hand Sanitizer (1 per bag)

                     - Mini Altoids (1 per bag)

                     - Blistex with SPF 15 (1 per person)

                     - Advil 10 ct travel size (1 per bag)

                     - Tums Chewable Tablet roll 8 tablets oer roll (1 per bag)

                     - Nail Polish remover pads (2 for every lady so 2 per couple bag and 2 per single lady bag - none in the guys bags)

                     - 1 Nail File (for every lady so 1 per couple bag and 1 per single lady bag - none for the guys)

                     - 3 hair elastics (for ladies bags only - whether they have short hair or not I couldn't be bothered to think that much)

                     - extra safety pins (4-5 per bag)

                     - Sewing Kit 

                  - Shell shaped soap

                  - First Aid Kit - with extra bandaids added

                  - Notepad and pen

                  - Facecloth (1 per person)

                   

                  We also have Coordinating Passport Cover, Luggage Tag and Key Tag to add.  I haven't decided if this will all go in the OOT bags or if we will do a "pre-travel" package including passport covers/luggage tags or one of.  My mom collected these for us over the last year or so and they are "His and Hers" Hers being white and his being black.  I thought theyd be a nice addition and theyre FREE but regular $40 a set so I think it'll be good!

                   

                  I may add playing cards or sudoku/crossword books to the bags to but that would be a last minute addition.  We have talked about adding a candy and chocolate to each bag as well which we would likely pick up at the dollarstore something gummy and something chocolate!  A friend of mine was telling me she did Caramilk bars and took off the caramilk label and created her own! I totally forgot until just now so I am thinking I may be designing a candy bar label lol

                   

                  I will be adding bubble bath and the poly to go to our parents and bridal parties bags as our resort has large jacuzzis in each room and some rooms even have outdoor jacuzzis so I thought bubbles would be really nice.  I may still add that to everyone elses bags but again I have to be careful as it is so easy to get carried away with these bags!

                   

                  As for printed material not yet complete that I will be adding

                   

                  - Do Not Disturb Door Hanger 

                  - Welcome Letter/Postcard (possible vista print?!)

                  - Resort Map

                  - Wedding Day Timeline

                  - Thank you card (may combine this with our welcome letter

                  - Photo Share Card

                   

                  Ok I think that is all I hope that helps with some tips and ideas, there are TONS of OOT threads with lots of suggestions as well.  Here is the link to my own OOT bag thread so you can see everything I am talking about (I'm OOT obsessed) and I will see if I can find those other threads I mentioned!!!

                   

                  http://www.bestdesti...nd-lots-of-pics



                   



                  #1469 MJKH

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                    Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:46 PM

                    So, as expected, pretty much all of the Old Navy flip flops (including the metallic line which I've only seen available online and I prefer to their basics) are $1.50 a pair today and the availability of sizes is great.  Shipping is free for orders over $50, and if you sign up for their e-mails (oldnavy.ca and you enter your e-mail address twice at the bottom of the page), you immediately get a "save $10 on a $50 purchase" e-mailed to you.  I had my FI sign up as I had already used mine, and I was able to use his code for my order.  They're getting cheaper and cheaper!



                    #1470 amjohnson

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                      Posted 29 July 2011 - 09:24 PM


                      Hi ,

                      No we are getting married on the beach. The chapel looks beautiful too but we are renewing our vows in the church back here. Where and when are you getting married?

                      Take Care!

                      Originally Posted by MJKH 

                      @amjohnson

                       

                      I didn't have any luck today with the key & money holder thing-ies at Dollarama...they had lots of lanyards but none of the coil-y/stretchy bracelets.  

                       

                      I noticed you're getting married at Dreams Tulum...we were there in January and loved it!  Are you getting married in the little chapel?



                       






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