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#3231 candacey

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:09 AM

I ordered a bunch of travel-sized stuff (Advil, pepto, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, aloe, etc.) on Amazon.com and had it sent to a parcel service near the Canada-US border(an hour drive away). We spent $0 for shipping and will pick it up next time we drive to the States. we pay a small fee to the parcel service ($2 per package) which is cheaper than sending it to Canada. Because we'll be there 48 hours, we won't pay duty :)

#3232 tram13

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    Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

    Hi! Sorry for the delay...the FI and i were out of country for a few weeks on a trip we planned last summer.

     

    The bags are about 15 inches by 15 inches.

     

    And the green is bright...kinda like neon green.  They are the ones that the FI liked, so we got!
     



    #3233 TraceyT

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    Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:57 PM

    I actually went out and bought them based on your picture alone :) Searched from the SE all the way up to the NE and bought every single green bag I could find. Our colours are bright green (pretty much the colour of the bag) and dark purple so they will work perfectly. And if we have extras (which I'm kinda hoping because I like the bag) we will just use them for camping and stuff. Thanks for posting them, I would have never found them if it wasn't for you :) They are going to be very very easy to spot at the resort!



    #3234 tram13

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      Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:11 AM

      Originally Posted by TraceyT 

      I actually went out and bought them based on your picture alone :) Searched from the SE all the way up to the NE and bought every single green bag I could find. Our colours are bright green (pretty much the colour of the bag) and dark purple so they will work perfectly. And if we have extras (which I'm kinda hoping because I like the bag) we will just use them for camping and stuff. Thanks for posting them, I would have never found them if it wasn't for you :) They are going to be very very easy to spot at the resort!


      You're welcome!  My FI said the same thing about being able to spot our guests! :-)



      #3235 sarahandjake13

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        Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:21 PM

        Just wanted to let you girls know, Bubba Kegs are on sale at Canadian Tire this week!!  They have blue, black and purple.  Happy shopping!!



        #3236 MrsWWhite

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          Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:55 PM

          Has anyone seen the dollar tree tote bags or even the jute dollarama ones? I can't seem to fin them anywhere and I really don't want those small solid coloured ones from dollar tree! :(

          #3237 julienelson0713

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          Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:35 AM

          Originally Posted by pokeyholly 

          Ah I guess that makes sense! I don't think I've ever ordered anything from China lol. But I'm definitely ordering those glasses. They're awesome! 


          Hey! Did you ever end up ordering those sunglasses? What are they like? Did you pay duty? How long did they take to ship? I'm running out of time till the wedding but if they only take a few weeks I might order them! :)



          #3238 KimSmi06

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            Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:00 PM

            Originally Posted by sherryro13 

             



            I have seen the small travel sized Tylenol and Advil at Dollarama for $2 a piece and the small bottles of Tums for $2 a piece.

            I looked at some of the drug stores and Walgreens last weekend in Vegas with no luck.  The pharmacist told me they no longer carry these items.  Yes please let me know if you find the Off wipes!

            We got our stuff from Amazon.com and had it shipped c/o some friends in the States.  We got Advil, sunscreen, Pepto, Shout wipes, breath mints and a couple of other things as well as our wedding favors.  See if you have any friends that might have a shipping address in the States where you can send it, might be worth it to do it that way?  Good luck!!



            #3239 MrsHK

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            • Wedding Location:CabaƱas Tulum & The Beach Hotel | Tulum, Mexico
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            Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:52 PM

            Hey ladies! Our wedding was last week and I wanted to share a couple of photos of our Welcome Kits and our Oh Shit! Kits.

             

             

            16 oz Tumbler Mug with wedding logo - $3.75ea from DiscountMugs.com

            Tote bag with wedding logo - Discount Mugs - $3.60ea from DiscountMugs.com

            Notebook - handmade on brother-in-law's letterpress, took a very long time to make 80 of these but totally worth it!

            Beer coozies with wedding logo and "Drink Up Me Hearties" - $1.10 ea  from DiscountMugs.com

            Cooler bag with ziploc liner for leaks (our energy conscience hotel in Tulum didn't have fridges) - $3.70ea

            Snack pack with bag of chips, Japones nuts and Winis candies (similar to Starburst) all purchased at Sam's Club in Mexico - $1.50ea

             

            We did one bag per couple and one bag per single guest. For everything from Discount Mugs, I had it all sent to my Dad's place in the States to save on shipping. For all you Canadian girls, you can have everything sent to a shipping place near the border and pick it up for much cheaper than the shipping costs to Canada.

             

            I used round circle stickers and alphabet stickers from Dollar Tree to label all the mugs with everyone's initials, and used hang tags from Staples to label everyone's bags. I tea stained the hang tags and used alphabet stamps from Michael's to personalize the bags for everyone. For the couples I did their first names on the hang tags, like "J & C" or "M & K". For the single guests I did their full initials like "DL" or "NC".

             

            We included a little Welcome Booklet with information about the area, things to do, restaurant recommendations, helpful Spanish phrases, etc. Let me know if you'd like to see the booklet we made for Tulum in detail.

             

            A note about the hang tags: The little circle at the top comes off when you tea stain it. I had to glue all mine back on. You can either put some glue ahead of time so they don't fall off, or be ok without having the circle be on the tag once it comes off.

             

             

             

            We used paper lunch bags to put our Oh Shit! Kits together. I again used hangtags from Staples and tea stained all of them. I used the alphabet stamps for the "Oh Shit! Kit" part and a potato stamp to make the red cross. I then used a sticker on the back (vintage travel themed) to close the bag and tied them closed with twine, and hung the tag on the twine.

             

            We decided to buy our meds in bulk and divy them up ourselves. It saved a TON of money and didn't take that long to do. No one seemed to mind that the ibuprofens weren't in a sealed package. We made a little piece of paper with instructions for the diarrhea relief and ibuprofen. 

             

            Here's the list of contents:

             

            1L Gatorade packs - purchased in Mexico at local grocery store - $0.65ea (1 per person)

            Diarrhea relief - Costco in Canada - 168 tablets for $23, gave 2 per person for a cost of $0.30 per person

            Ibuprofen - purchased from Costco in Canada - pack of 500 for $10, gave 6 per person for a cost of $0.12 per person

            Tums - purchased from Walmart - packs of 3 for $2 which is $0.70 per roll (1 roll per bag)

            Aloe Vera purchased from Avon.ca - $1.89ea (1 per bag)

            Band Aids - on sale at Shopper's, 320 bandaids for $12, gave 6 per person at a cost of $0.25 per person

            Gum - purchased at Sam's Club in Mexico - $0.40ea (1 pack per person)

             

            Oh Shit! Kit cost:

            per single person - $4.31

            per couple - $6.03

             

            Welcome Kit cost:

            per single person - $13.65

            per couple - $20.00

             

            Total Cost of Entire Bag:

            per single person - $17.96

            per couple - $26.03

             

            We had 70 guests total, half couples and half single people. In the end we spent just over $1000 on our Welcome Bags, but I think it was totally worth it. Everyone came from so far and it was the least we could do to show our appreciation for spending their time and money to come celebrate with us.

             

            We received a ton of thank you's from everyone and I think mostly everything was used, especially the Oh Shit! Kits. People kept commenting on how useful and thoughtful everything was, which was nice! We saw lots of people using the tote bags, beer coozies and tumbler mugs. The best thing is that I'm sure people will use some of these things at home, such as the tote bag and the drink tumbler (coffee mug). We chose to not put our name and date on most items so that people would keep them for their everyday lives.

             

            I hope this helps some of you for inspiration! :)


            Are you interested in an affordable decor rental in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico? Send me a message! Most of the items I have are a rustic, vintage style.

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            #3240 cdnbanker

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              Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:40 PM

              some great ideas, thank you






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