Thanks for all the tips, ladies! Since we have so many people, maybe we can get an upgrade. I'm going to look into this!!
Originally Posted by amjohnson
Are most of your guests from Ottawa or flying out with you? I have decided despite wanting to surprising them at our destination, that I can`t afford to give up that luggage space for the oot bags...need room for more shoes!!lol...joking...maybe We are handing ours all out here a day or two before we fly out, except for our long distance guests. You have a lot more guests so I would estimate your oot bag contents alone would be close to 15lbs at least? If you are flying with ACV they do allow one 50lb bag. Although that doesn`t take you far by the time you add your outfits, toiletries n shoes. If you really want to take them with you, you might as well pay the extra 20$ for another bag and put the oot bag stuff in there.
Hope my thoughts help. 68 guests, wow! That is a lot of aloe gel, cups etc!!
Originally Posted by lindsayraz
I haven't actually put my stuff in suitcases, so I'm just ASSUMING it'll all fit! Our wedding is in Jamaica, so the airline only allows 2 checked bags per person (and you have to pay $20 for the second bag). So the PLAN is to pack the OOT stuff in 2 suitcases, pay the extra $20 each, and pray everything fits in 2 suitcases and that they don't weigh over the limit! I actually think I will be able to fit all my week's worth of clothes and wedding attire in one suitcase, but if need be, I can always get my mom to claim an extra suitcase and pay the $20 for her. I'm not too worried ..... hopefully I don't get a big suprise when I go to start packing!
Originally Posted by Camy47
Just a quick tip....if you are paying for extra baggage for OOT items....pack them in a box (just make sure it's within your airlines max linear dimensions). This way you only have to pay the $20 one way and you can leave the box at your destination! We had 6 boxes/suitcases on the way down but only 3 on the way back!!! Much easier at the airport too!!!
Originally Posted by soogal
Hey Ladies - not sure who you are traveling with ie Sunwing, AC WS or some other airline, but if you have a group booking there is normally allowance for extra baggage for the group, check with your travel agent to see.