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#21 schmizer

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    Posted 20 December 2010 - 09:27 AM

    I am doing one per couple, with an extra bag for each single guest.  We are spending about $30 per bag.



    #22 fmichelle

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      Posted 23 December 2010 - 01:10 AM

      I'm spending between $15-$20/bag for a couple, and about $10-$15 for a single. The bags themselves are $1 (Dollar Tree), personalized travel mugs ($4.50), hand sanitizer (3/$1), Reed Diffusers ($2.50), First Aid Kits ($1), Emergen-C Packets, Natural Meds, Zip Lock Badge Holder and Lanyards.  I also ordered postcards from Vista print to tie to each of them and I'll also get some trifold brochures made with helpful info that I'll also put inside.  The dollar store is your best friend for these bags!



      #23 BeachBridein11

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        Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:15 AM

        Here's my plan and I'm really hoping to keeping under $15/bag. LOL  Somehow I don't see that happening though....

         

        Pre-departure

        -Personalized pen (FREE from vistaprint)

        -Jamaica One Love Brochure (FREE from Visit Jamaica)

        -Jamaica Attractions & Tours Brochure (FREE from Visit Jamaica)

        -Either Newsletter or Brochure w/relevant detail (hopefully free from vistaprint!)

        -Sudoko/Crossword books from Dollar Tree (should be 2/$1)

         

        Welcome Bag

        -Personalized Tote (FREE from vistaprint!)

        -Neon Sunglasses (1 per bag)

        -Travel Mugs (this is per person, so I'm still unsure how I will be doing this)

        -Room Key Holder

        -Aloe

        -Chapstick

        -Advil

        -Immodium

        -Thank You letter/brochure

         

        So excited to create these!!!  I really hope everyone likes them!


        Married in Paradise!!

        June 17th, 2011

        Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa


        #24 smille50

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          Posted 24 December 2010 - 03:01 PM

          Great ideas thanks!



          #25 missook

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            Posted 01 January 2011 - 07:32 PM

            oh my goodness 75 is great!  That's an awesome turnout.  We've spent about $10 a person so far, but still adding things.  I'm thinking about $20 a bag for us.  We definitely made out big at dollar tree. 



            #26 Tekeya Thompson

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              Posted 25 April 2011 - 10:41 AM

              Dollar Tree is definitely our friend.  I am planning to spend about $15-20 on each bag (per person).  I am putting the following in my bags:

               

              Welcome bags contents:

              Bag : Oriental Trading

              Welcome Booklet/brochure - I am making

              Towel Lollipops - I am making

              Personalized Chapstick -  chapstick from Dollar Tree; labels from Ebay

              Personalized Bottled water – Labels from Ebay

              Exclusions brochure

              Brochure of resort

              Personalized Matches – the knot

              Flip Flop Keychain – oriental trading

              Survival kit (Advil,Pepto Bismal, alka setzer, hangover tabs)

              Sunscreen/Aloe Vera - planning; but haven't decided to do

              Antibacterial wipe – Dollartree (24 ct box)

              1st aid kit – dollar tree; going to personalize labels from onlinelabels.com

              Pocket tissues – dollar tree (8 pack); going to personalize labels

              Candy bags â€“ oriental trading for bags, candy from Dollar Tree

              Do not disturb door tags – 123print or ebay (planning to purchase but haven't yet)



              #27 StThomas2011

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                Posted 25 April 2011 - 12:36 PM

                We had a total of 45 people at the wedding in St. Thomas and that equated to 25 bags total.  We spent around $30 per bag and here is what was in them:

                ~The bag was actually a reusable grocery bag that folded up quite small for traveling purposes and most of our guests ended up using them as beach bags while they were down there (which is what I was hoping for)!!!  We had 2 colors, blue and orange (our wedding colors);

                ~Towels in orange and blue with a ribbon wrapped around it in the opposite color;

                ~A Mix CD with our favorite songs;

                ~Sunscreen with a personalized sticker with "Enjoy Your Stay, Amy & Greg, St. Thomas, 2-25-2011";

                ~SPF Chapstick;

                ~Water bottles;

                ~Snacks;

                ~A "St. Thomas Survival Kit" that included Advil, Pepto, Propel powder, mints, and antibacterial hand wipes;

                ~An itinerary of events;

                ~A welcome letter personalized to each guest;

                ~And since we were getting married on St. Thomas, we bought mini bottles of rum (Cruzan which is made on St. Croix) and Spices from the St. John Spice Company.  This would have been what we gave as a favor, but we put it in the bag instead and didn't do favors at the actual reception.

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                #28 kimberyly

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                  Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:37 PM



                   

                  Originally Posted by melissa7821 

                  check out blissweddingsmarket.com they have these really cute palm leaf bags.. I really liked a clutch bag they have for about $4.29 large size. Don't know how they look in person but I think they are very unique.
                  You can also check out Parrot Canvas Company. I ordered canvas bags for $16.50 they are really cute. I've been buying my welcome bag items for about a year and my wedding is in October. So far I have flip flops, sunscreen, toothpaste, toothbrush (I always forget mine and have to buy one when I get to my destination) dental floss, post cards, welcome letter and I would love to include monogram towels but I'm not sure yet.


                  I love this bag suggested by melissa 7821! Check it out:

                   

                  palm leaf clutch bag, out of town gift bags, lauhala

                   

                  That's perfect. I wanted a bag that would close, but not too expensive. The small ones are only $2.49!

                   


                   

                   



                  #29 cbandemer

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                    Posted 14 July 2011 - 12:39 PM

                    I AM ALSO HAVING A LARGE BRIDAL PARTY WITH A LARGE GROUP OF 80+ GOING. WHAT DID YOU GIVE YOUR BRIDAL PARTY AS GIFTS??



                    #30 JayKay

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                    Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:07 AM


                    Try searching for threads for bridal party gifts, there are tons of them with tons of ideas!
                     

                    Originally Posted by cbandemer 

                    I AM ALSO HAVING A LARGE BRIDAL PARTY WITH A LARGE GROUP OF 80+ GOING. WHAT DID YOU GIVE YOUR BRIDAL PARTY AS GIFTS??



                     






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