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Hello Everyone,

I am from Toronto and had the same problem with finding stuff in bulk for Welcome Bags.

I really wanted to include small packs of medicine and I checked out minimus.biz < they actually have ANYTHING you could ever need in travel/individual sizes. Prices are USD and I had to pay shipping, but you can't find this stuff in Canada (such as the prepackaged Advil, etc.).

I sent out an email months ago when everyone was booking as for shoe sizes as I arranged with Old Navy to be able to buy 80 pairs of flip flops during their $1 sale. I wanted to ensure everyone had their proper size so they could actually use them!

I have 80 people attending my wedding, and have a bag per couple. I am also doing kids bags. I have 5 children attending so I am giving them colouring books and crayons (Dollarama), flip flops, shovel and pail (Superstore), candy, sunscreen, and probably a little game from Dollarama.

 

In my Welcome Bags:
Bags - Creative Bags in Pickering, ON/also online

Wedding Timeline - Etsy

Door Hangers - Etsy

Advil, Tylenol, Pepto, Wet Ones Wipes, Mini Aloe - www.minimus.biz

Deck of Cards - Costco

Flip Flops - $1 sale at Old Navy

Small bag of chips - Costco

Candy Bag - Bulk Barn

 

I think my bags will be $15 or less each.

It's a good time to buy stuff right now for Destination Weddings as everything is going on sale at the end of summer!
Hope this helps :)

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Originally Posted by kmmathes View Post

 

I'm assuming it's generally best to give the OOT bags to guests at the airport before leaving? I'd love to have them waiting for guests as they check in to their room, but I'm thinking baggage costs would be huge if we took them all ourselves. What do others think? Did your guests have any problem with receiving an OOT bag at the airport?

 

 

Originally Posted by agm04 View Post

 

I would rather not receive it at the airport, because most people already have a carry on and a personal item figured out before arriving at the airport.  If you give people a heads up so they don't have too much stuff though, it could work.  I know a lot of people do it that way.

My airline has allowed me to bring an extra bag for free on the plane. I am assembling the bags when I arrive at the resort with my wedding party and handing them out at our Welcome Cocktail Party the night everyone arrives. My resort wants to charge $5/bag to deliver these, so we will just hand them out at this party!

I don't think at the airport is a good idea, as others have said about people already having all their stuff to lug around, plus you may put some things in the bags that are not allowed on flights.

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Originally Posted by kissta View Post

 

 

 

My airline has allowed me to bring an extra bag for free on the plane. I am assembling the bags when I arrive at the resort with my wedding party and handing them out at our Welcome Cocktail Party the night everyone arrives. My resort wants to charge $5/bag to deliver these, so we will just hand them out at this party!

I don't think at the airport is a good idea, as others have said about people already having all their stuff to lug around, plus you may put some things in the bags that are not allowed on flights.

 

Which airline are you flying on?

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Originally Posted by Rani Dae View Post
 

Does anyone know if there is anywhere online I can order miniature/shooters of tequila in bulk? 

no.. but that sounds like fun :)  

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does anyone have any suggestions for affordable beach bags?

 

http://www.orientaltrading.com/

Sometimes you can get lucky at Dollar Tree

I happen to find some at Christmas Tree Shop Last year.

Sometimes groupon has deals for vistaprint that makes getting them reasonable.

 

Umm That is all I can think of at the moment :)

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Quote: Originally Posted by Ayita go_quote.gif ...minimus.biz or Northern Safety (for the hangover kits). minimus.biz is a great site for travel size items. ------------ In think ours will end up being about $25-$30 per couple including the bag. There are several kids going and their bags are about $8-10 each. Only 18 are planning on attending so the total is around $200. I would probably spend less if it there were significantly more guests.

 

I think ours will average about the same, but we have a low guest count (20ish) so buying in bulk is harder!

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