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#51 savory

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    Posted 18 July 2008 - 12:41 AM

    Thanks for all the suggestions and comments. I'm a little late in getting OOT bags together, but this will help!

    #52 kisa

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      Posted 10 August 2008 - 09:07 AM

      Originally Posted by Sarah
      1.The only thing we wished we had put in the bags but didn't was Pepto Bismol. We meant to buy the tabs but forgot. We did actually have someone call and ask if we had any. We had just about everything else though...

      2. The custom koozies were expensive and took up alot of space and NO ONE used them at Dreams. They were still a cool idea and our guests said they'd definitely use them later, but if you're on a budget and trying to eliminate something at an AI you're just not going to use them much. At least, my guests didn't - most of them were drinking mixed drinks and wine, not beer. If you have more beer drinkers than we did it would be more useful.

      3. Our guests all used the bags and raved about the cute monogram. We saw them every day at the pool. The ladies all used their pashminas and loved them (thanks Glenda!). The tylenol and immodium tabs got used. People loved the snacks we stopped and picked up at the Mega store- chips, chocolates, and candy. Most people at their snacks the day they got there.

      We also got the little first aid kits at the dollar store. Surprisingly, almost everyone used theirs and commented on how handy they were.

      I did include a Spanish/English dictionary, but only because I happened to run across them at the dollar store. People did say they looked at them, and I think they were impressive in the bags, but they're totally not a necessity. I think people liked the Spanish Words and phrases and the cute paper I printed it on just as well. The pics in the background of the paper were taken by Jeff and we told everyone that so they were impressed. I think it depends on how many you will need- if you need more than 15 or so, I don't think the extra weight is worth it. I can't remember how many guests you are expecting...

      I really can't think of much that I would change about my OOT bags. My guests loved them and were so surprised and thanked us many times for all the fun stuff. I had a bunch of junk from Oriental Trading company that I didn't think people would use, but I saw people using the pens, notepads, and beach safes despite my worries.

      Here are some pics of the bags all put together...

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      Where did you purchase your bags? I love the short handle but having a hard time finding these. Do you mind sharing?

      #53 bearbunny

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        Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:44 PM

        this is a great list...I need to find reasonable price travel candles..$4 or $5 seems awfully high..I have already spent so much on the bags if anyone has any recommendations where to buy let me know!

        #54 brookedanielle

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          Posted 20 March 2010 - 10:35 AM

          Michael's has travel candles (in the tins) for $1, they're a good size too, and have tropical scents!

          #55 hat0112

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            Posted 20 March 2010 - 12:38 PM

            Great thread! I am currently working on my list for my OOT bags and this has been very helpful.
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            #56 shae

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              Posted 21 March 2010 - 12:52 AM

              hi! who is glenda? does she have the ultimate pashmina hook up or something?!?!

              #57 Diva

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                Posted 21 March 2010 - 04:44 PM

                Thanks ladies!!!

                #58 Jenn K-W

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                  Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:34 PM

                  I just got started on my bags this weekend and have been on the hunt for good deals and great ideas. This thread has been awesome - Thanks everyone!

                  So far all I have are bags (got them at Old Navy for $8 each) and sunscreen (used my points at the drug store so they were FREE!!!!) I also plan to order travel mugs from discount mugs. The rest... who knows! I need some DIY projects to keep me on budget!

                  If anyone has any pics of their luggage tags, I would love to see them!
                  Bride and Groom plus 15 guests booked so far!!!!

                  #59 Diva

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                    Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:39 PM

                    How many items should be in the OOT bags? It seems like the list can go on and on...

                    #60 FutureMrsYak

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                      Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:38 AM

                      I'm nervous about shipping or brining my OOT through Mexico customs. I am thinking about shipping them a week before we leave to everyone.

                      Does anyone have any suggestion on wording for them? Normally you say thank you for coming....but they aren't technically there yet!

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