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#1 bovkim

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    Posted 21 July 2009 - 05:50 PM

    Hello everyone!

    We are thinking of renting the private cruise boat La Barcaza the day after the wedding for our group. My fiance and I want to cover everyone's cost as a thank you for coming to the wedding. We are also planning on making a donation to a charity that is helping put dominican kids in school, that will be in each of our guests' names in lieu of a wedding favor.

    What do you think? Originally I loved the idea of giving them all a nicer beach bag with a few things inside, but that's a little much for us with all of that above.

    I guess I'm just worried that it's rude to not give an OOT bag.

    Thanks ladies!

    #2 azulskies

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      Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:19 PM

      No way, I think your gifts are very generous! As much as we love our OOT Bags, most people attending have never heard of them or are expecting them. You could always do a welcome letter of sorts if you wanted to. I think the cruise and donation sounds amazing!


      #3 Crystalballl

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        Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:26 PM

        I agree, I think your gifts are very generous! I know I would be appreciative!

        #4 bovkim

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          Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:56 PM

          Thanks for the feedback! :)

          #5 Sheree10

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            Posted 21 July 2009 - 07:07 PM

            That's a wonderful idea and great way to show your appreciation!

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            #6 J&MWedding

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              Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:19 PM

              I agree too, that is very generous! I wouldn't worry about anything.

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              #7 ~Jessica~

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                Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:34 AM

                I also agree! I think the cruise and the donation is very generous of you. And as nice as OOT bags are, I think the lasting memories of a cruise will be worth so much more.

                #8 merocket59

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                  Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:47 PM

                  Not rude at all, I think it will be very appreciated and the OOT bags will not be missed.

                  #9 Michelle613

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                    Posted 22 July 2009 - 01:13 PM

                    The donation to charity is such a great idea. And the boat ride will be greatly appreciated. You should ask the charity for cards with it's logo and use them as place cards w/ a thank you on them, thanking all the guests for the donation
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                    #10 lil_reeves

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                      Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:43 PM

                      My father actually just talked to me today about giving a charity donation in our guests name to a local school/community program at our wedding destination (Puerto Vallarta) and I absolutely love the idea!!! It would be really great if this idea catches on and more people decide to do things like this.

                      I think it's amazing that you're also organizing a cruise. You and your guests are going to have a wonderful time!!!

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