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#2371 beachbum21

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    Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:56 PM


    If its in your budget, rather than a bag you could take everyone on an excursion as a thank you for coming. Or maybe find something local as a token of appreciation and a souvenir. 

    Originally Posted by Alysia85 

    Wow .. thank you everyone for the helpful advice! I really appreciate it.

    I've decided that I'm definitely going to do them because as you al lhave said .. its just a really nice gesture and nice way to say thank you to all of our guests for travelling with us.

    I think I'm going to do them in small gift bags with an ID holder, tums, aloe, deck of cards, a tenative itinerary of any events/excursions we plan for the week, a timeline for the wedding day.. and of course a welcome/thank you letter. Maybe throw one or two moe things in depending on what i can find for the price but we'll see. I think we'll hand them out at the  resort as well.. but we won't be seeing most of the guests before we travel so giving them out here isnt' really an option. I think we'll just have them set up at everyones place setting at our first dinner.



     

     



    #2372 AquaCait

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      Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:18 AM

      Hey Ladies!!

       

      I just want to mention...for those of you that are looking for a way to label your mugs for individual guests, here's what we did...

       

      I went to Michaels and bought the little alphabet beads, and waxed cotton cord in our colours.  So we spelled out everyone's names onto the cords (green for guys, turquoise for girls) and then tied them onto the handles.  This makes it soooo much easier around the pool...plus then they are waterproofed!!!



      #2373 ANGELA2013

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        Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:54 PM


        Hi

        I am have the same thing with my MIL, but we feel that it is just our way of showing appreciation to our guests. We are just wanting to do beach bags, a welcome booklet and a survival kit with some tums and bandaids that sort of stuff. Trying to keep it simple since we have a small budget. It's hard though because her comment was about how my brother in law and his wife only had  favors for their dr wedding and how we should save our money and just do favors. The frustrating part for us is that their favors cost around $300 and ours with the bags and maracas as favors are less. The whole process is hard because we keep getting compared and they didn't have a budget. So we have been torn too!!

        Originally Posted by Alysia85 

        Hey everyone,

         

        I need some major help with this!!! I have a little over 3 months to get my OOT bags together... still some time but I need to get on top of it.

        I think this idea is really fun and awesome... although i dont plan on travelling with 6 extra suitcases just for the OOT bags. I want to keep it VERY simple and basic.

         

        My future mother in law has been really supportive with everything... but she doesnt get the point of the OOT bags. I was telling her about them and she said .. i dont think you need to do that... everyone would already be bringing that kind of stuff... no need to waste more time and money on that kind of junk.

         

        So now i'm wondering... is she right? is there really a point to these and would our guests actually appreciate them????

         

        I thought they were a great idea and just a little thank u and "just in case..." for our guests. I was thinking of placing them on the tables at our first group dinner.

        And I wanted to include a short thank you note from my FI and I thanking everyone for coming and supporting us.

         

        Thoughts or advice anyone??????????

         

         

         



         



        #2374 SS2012

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          Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:23 PM

          this is an AMAZING idea! i looooove it! if you have a pic of yours could you please post it?! thanks! 
           

          Originally Posted by AquaCait 

          Hey Ladies!!

           

          I just want to mention...for those of you that are looking for a way to label your mugs for individual guests, here's what we did...

           

          I went to Michaels and bought the little alphabet beads, and waxed cotton cord in our colours.  So we spelled out everyone's names onto the cords (green for guys, turquoise for girls) and then tied them onto the handles.  This makes it soooo much easier around the pool...plus then they are waterproofed!!!



           



          #2375 AquaCait

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            Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:40 PM


            I understand where it gets hard, but you just need the mantra that this is not your BIL's wedding, it's your wedding...it took me a while to stop thinking of my own brother's wedding, but once I did, it made my life so much easier!!  Don't stress out, it'll all work out for the best!!!!
             

            Originally Posted by ANGELA2013 


            Hi

            I am have the same thing with my MIL, but we feel that it is just our way of showing appreciation to our guests. We are just wanting to do beach bags, a welcome booklet and a survival kit with some tums and bandaids that sort of stuff. Trying to keep it simple since we have a small budget. It's hard though because her comment was about how my brother in law and his wife only had  favors for their dr wedding and how we should save our money and just do favors. The frustrating part for us is that their favors cost around $300 and ours with the bags and maracas as favors are less. The whole process is hard because we keep getting compared and they didn't have a budget. So we have been torn too!!



             



             



            #2376 AquaCait

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              Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:47 PM

              Hey SS2012, thanks very much, I'm glad my mom thought of it...I've put in a picture of our mugs (nested inside each other, from Factory 21 on Ebay) and then the tag for my mug...it's not the best picture, but it's off of my BlackBerry...you'll get the general idea....


               

               



              this is an AMAZING idea! i looooove it! if you have a pic of yours could you please post it?! thanks! 
               



               



               



              #2377 ANGELA2013

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                Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:42 AM

                Thanks!! it gets hard sometimes to remember you can't please everyone. We will know our wedding will be compared to theirs but there is nothing we can do about it. We just have to focus on us and what we want.
                 

                Originally Posted by AquaCait 


                I understand where it gets hard, but you just need the mantra that this is not your BIL's wedding, it's your wedding...it took me a while to stop thinking of my own brother's wedding, but once I did, it made my life so much easier!!  Don't stress out, it'll all work out for the best!!!!
                 



                 



                 



                #2378 SS2012

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                  Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:35 PM

                  AquaCait, I love it! thanks so much for the great idea and the pics! i have 75 people coming to my DW and i definitely need a way to individualize the mugs for everyone and i didnt want to permenentley mark them or anything. this is great! 
                   

                  Originally Posted by AquaCait 

                  Hey SS2012, thanks very much, I'm glad my mom thought of it...I've put in a picture of our mugs (nested inside each other, from Factory 21 on Ebay) and then the tag for my mug...it's not the best picture, but it's off of my BlackBerry...you'll get the general idea....


                   

                   

                  Mugs.jpgMug Names.jpg



                   



                   



                  #2379 Manda123

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                    Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:41 PM

                    Great idea, AquaCait! I wish I had thought of that... Or I was getting married after you! LOL! There was some definite mug mix-ups at my wedding. Remember to let everyone know about the sunscreen situation with those Factory 21 mugs! Sunscreen will smudge your lovely monograms/.



                    #2380 pask454

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                      Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:19 AM

                      AquaCait, those mugs are awesome!! Very good idea. I have a small budget for my OOT bags but I am defenitely going to include those -- and I love DIY stuff! We have less people going then expected, so I am so excited to do cool things like this!!! Can I ask where you got your monogram from?






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