| Originally Posted by LDeeken |
I'm kind of with Amy when it comes to the OOT bags. I have been to wedding out of town where they put so many great things in the bags, but you never end up using them. We are just going to try and be VERY practical. Maybe a mug, inflattable rafts (got these at another wedding and they were amazing), and maybe a lanyard to hold their room keys.
An idea my mom came up with was sending our guests a few things beforehand like luggage tags, a travel case for their passports, etc, and a spanish for dummies mini book so they can practice on the plane. Just a suggestion!
Also, I think the less decorations you bring down the better. If you just use what the resort has then you don't have to worry about packing more items. We are also thinking of getting our favors from a place in Playa del Carmen. There is a chocolate place called Ah Cacao that another bride used and had brownies for all of the guests. We are going to do that and make a donation to a charity.
Thank you everyone for the great OOT ideas. I had heard about the mugs (I think my mom first mentioned it) and it seemed like a very practical item for the guests. The rafts are a cute idea, too, especially since you can collapse them for packing. I really like the idea of sending items in advance, especially the passport cover and spanish-for-dummies. You are absolutely right about the hassle in bringing too much down with us. The wedding dress alone will be quite a feat. We were trying to think on a smaller scale as well when it came to OOT bags - knowing that the mugs will take up a lot of room, we were thinking of things they may need that week, like chapstick with spf, ibuprofin, aloe, etc.
Thanks again to all for the great ideas!