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#2221 DramaticAnnie

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    Posted 30 November 2011 - 06:50 PM

    I've been to the states twice since I started my OOT bag shopping, and for the little tubes of Advil, you're not going to get a much better price in the states, it's about $2 there too, so grab the dollarama ones and save yourself the (increasing) exchange rate and any duty fees. Great place to buy those little gatorade packets though. If you are interested in the little packets, the Dollar tree does have them 3 packets to a box, but I figured everybody would need more then 2 advils for the week.

     

    Okay, so on my last trip to the states (Black Friday shopping extravaganza last weekend - was the best yet!!) I sent two of my boxes to the hotel I will be staying at in Florida before we depart on our cruise wedding April 28th. I had to clear it with the hotel first to make sure they can store it for me until then, but I sent two boxes via UPS (not USPS as I had planned) and with the help of a very nice lady at the Staples UPS counter, we shipped both boxes (about 20lbs each) for roughly 40 bucks total! The boxes were the storage boxes you see in offices and stuff ('borrowed' a couple of boxes from my office). You know the kind you put file folders in to archive them? Or the same sort of size boxes that reams of paper come in for your photocopier? That size.

     

    So yeah, 40lbs of my stuff is currently making its way to Florida. Everybody cross your fingers that it gets there and will still be there when I arrive in April! That's saving me almost a suitcases worth of luggage weight/space, so I'm pretty happy.


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    #2222 canadiangirl

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      Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:35 PM

      as we are having a smaller group, im giving one per person...this way they all feel important. WHAT THE HELL DOI DO WITH THE EXTRA STUFF lmao ..... but your right way better to buy more than less, always expect to have a couple last min ppl


      Two hands will join together on their special day and look at each other and say I DO on April 14 2012 in Montego Bay Jamaica


      #2223 AquaCait

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        Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:39 AM



        We are doing per couple too, but we will be folding a second bag and tying it with ribbon, then putting it in the OOT bag.  That way our couples aren't trying to cram stuff into one.

        Originally Posted by AD2012 

        I have a question.

         

        Are you ladies putting OOT bags together per couple or per person? We have about 30 people booked and are expecting a few more last minute bookings. How many bags do you think I should put together?  Better to have too much than too little though I guess lol. 

         

        Thanks!!



         



        #2224 J and G 2012

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          Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:22 AM

          Tell us what you bought Annie!

          I always wanted to go down for Black Friday, but haven't got the nerve yet!

           

          Originally Posted by DramaticAnnie 

          I've been to the states twice since I started my OOT bag shopping, and for the little tubes of Advil, you're not going to get a much better price in the states, it's about $2 there too, so grab the dollarama ones and save yourself the (increasing) exchange rate and any duty fees. Great place to buy those little gatorade packets though. If you are interested in the little packets, the Dollar tree does have them 3 packets to a box, but I figured everybody would need more then 2 advils for the week.

           

          Okay, so on my last trip to the states (Black Friday shopping extravaganza last weekend - was the best yet!!) I sent two of my boxes to the hotel I will be staying at in Florida before we depart on our cruise wedding April 28th. I had to clear it with the hotel first to make sure they can store it for me until then, but I sent two boxes via UPS (not USPS as I had planned) and with the help of a very nice lady at the Staples UPS counter, we shipped both boxes (about 20lbs each) for roughly 40 bucks total! The boxes were the storage boxes you see in offices and stuff ('borrowed' a couple of boxes from my office). You know the kind you put file folders in to archive them? Or the same sort of size boxes that reams of paper come in for your photocopier? That size.

           

          So yeah, 40lbs of my stuff is currently making its way to Florida. Everybody cross your fingers that it gets there and will still be there when I arrive in April! That's saving me almost a suitcases worth of luggage weight/space, so I'm pretty happy.



           



          #2225 JBandDJ

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            Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:49 AM

            Hi all!  We are getting married at Ocean Coral and Turquesa March 27, 2012.  We really want to do loot bags.  Has anyone put towels in their bags?  Any deals around Calgary area?  We are four months away and I'm starting to get a list of what I want in the bags for our guests :)

             



            #2226 Manda123

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              Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:18 PM

              We are doing one per couple, one per single, one per kid. I;ll be making 40-45. I think it depends on how many you need to make, because if you are doubling up on EVERYTHING it can be quite costly. I budgeted $1000 for the bags, and should come in just under budget (I'm almost done! Just need  afew more things for the kids). For the rooms where there are singles, we are only giving one of them a deck of cards. Pashminas are just going to the girls and sunglasses just to the boys. I think your best approach is to come up with a budget and work out your bag "must-haves", then go from there. You can easily get out of control with these things :)

               

              Originally Posted by AD2012 

              I have a question.

               

              Are you ladies putting OOT bags together per couple or per person? We have about 30 people booked and are expecting a few more last minute bookings. How many bags do you think I should put together?  Better to have too much than too little though I guess lol. 

               

              Thanks!!



               



              #2227 janette34

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                Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:30 PM

                I loved the Ocean Turquesa when I was there a few years ago.  I wouldn't bother with the towels since your guests will be able to get them from the resort and they will take up so much space and weight.

                 

                Originally Posted by JBandDJ 

                Hi all!  We are getting married at Ocean Coral and Turquesa March 27, 2012.  We really want to do loot bags.  Has anyone put towels in their bags?  Any deals around Calgary area?  We are four months away and I'm starting to get a list of what I want in the bags for our guests :)

                 



                 



                #2228 AD2012

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                  Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:22 PM

                  Great idea! 

                   

                  Al you ladies are so helpful! Thank you so much!
                   

                  Originally Posted by AquaCait 



                  We are doing per couple too, but we will be folding a second bag and tying it with ribbon, then putting it in the OOT bag.  That way our couples aren't trying to cram stuff into one.



                   



                   



                  #2229 J and G 2012

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                    Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:56 AM

                    There is a WagJag deal on right now for Picture books from Picaboo if anyone is interested.

                     

                    I picked up a deal similar to this one a couple of weeks ago from MyPrictureBook.ca. I'm using one for my boudoir pics and the other for our wedding pictures.



                    #2230 torilynnsmith

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                      Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:03 AM


                      How much did it cost to engrave the Bubba?  This may be a nice idea for our parents and bridal parties mugs to separate them from the rest of the guests!

                      Originally Posted by J and G 2012 

                      We also got our Bubba Mugs engraved at "Things Engraved" Not too sure if I love them yet (although they are a great souviner) The wording is hard to read, it has our nicknames on it too. I will probably use the Red ones eveyone will be using, FI will use his BIG Bubba!

                       



                      Hey Ladies quick question!

                       

                      I am looking for little tube bottles of either Advil or Tylenol. I found them at Dollarama for $2, but I was wondering if anyone found them for cheaper in the states at either Walmart or an American drugstore? I'll be heading across the boarder just before x-mas when I go home to visit my parents, so if I can get them cheaper in the states I will wait, if not I'll just buy them now!

                       

                      Thanks :)



                       

                      1 Per couple and 1 for Every single person as well.  Single Men will be getting a different bag style (If I can find them) than the rest of the couples and single women as I dont see a man carrying the "beach bag" style we have!  We are also doing 2 "special" kids bags for FIs 2 young cousins who are coming!
                       

                      Originally Posted by AD2012 

                      I have a question.

                       

                      Are you ladies putting OOT bags together per couple or per person? We have about 30 people booked and are expecting a few more last minute bookings. How many bags do you think I should put together?  Better to have too much than too little though I guess lol. 

                       

                      Thanks!!



                       

                       

                       






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