Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ssleenyc

Gifts That Don't Suck

Recommended Posts

I was thinking of doing koozies too for the OOT bags. Can anyone post photo's of the stadium cups or koozies they've done with places they ordered from? I can't find anything for just 50 people that is reasonably priced and cute!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am having the same problem. Does anyone have a suggestion where I can order bags from? I have 32 officially confirmed, with 10 more in the works, plus kids. I want to put together fun OOT bags but I don't want to spend all my budget on bags!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone done flipflops as favors?

 

I was thinking of asking for shoes sizes on the RSVPs ...thinking it may be useful and not a waste. You can get them at old navy for $2.50...thoughts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree......don't waste money or time on gifts that suck!

For our DW: OOT bags with mugs and other random items for the trip

For our AHR: homemade carmel popcorn balls with our monogram sticker on the bag

 

The ONLY gift that I have ever used from a wedding was food.

Great thread by the way!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by maryyy View Post
I also did OOT bags, with a lot of useful stuff in it. It was a hit!
I also gave hand fans to my guest and they used them all week long. It was a hit too!

For our AHR, we did Jelly Belly in our wedding colours and we made a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. DH grandmother suffered of Alzheimer and passed away to months ago, so it was our way to remember her. People loved it too.
I love the Jelly Belly idea! I think I may have to borrow that idea :)

One thing that I was thinking of putting in our OOT bags, and that I haven't seen mentioned yet, is a CD with some of our wedding music. I was thinking of picking a dozen or so of our favorites and putting them on a CD and printing a custom CD label. What do you guys think?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For our AHR we are getting a Photo Booth. We get to put a message (Prob our names and the date?) on the bottom of the strip of pictures so I thought that would work great for a "favor"! I hate stupid favors too! Still wondering what I'll do for the wedding in Mexico...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raykel View Post
I am having the same problem. Does anyone have a suggestion where I can order bags from? I have 32 officially confirmed, with 10 more in the works, plus kids. I want to put together fun OOT bags but I don't want to spend all my budget on bags!
the best/cheapest I found was 99c for natural canvas bags (they had cheaper) at Promotional tote bags custom sizes and styles from cheap totes now with t-shirts and screen printing

They arrived yesterday and are perfect. I am going to iron on something to each bag

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So far our bags have

 

---shell bottle stopper (not personalized)- this is the favor to be in your drawer at home forever.

--- sun lotion (its much more expensive on an island and dollaer tree had high spf for $1 each recently)

--- disposable camera (we got refurbished ones off of the knot for cheap)

--- small candle in a tin with personalized matches (there are lots of couples coming with us and I thought a romantic all inclusive maybe some magic might be made wink.gif (oriental trading and the knot)

--- engraved fans (I just love these, I read that someones group used the a lot- to be honest I just think they are so dainty and cute) (the knot)

--- motrin/emergen-c/bug wipes (for hangovers and bug repellent) (amazon)

--- bubbles (knot)

--- palm tree pens (oriental trading)

--- planning on making up a little booklet with sudoku, wedding and football (we r getting married superbowl weekend and I am marrying a sports junkie), Jamaican Patios translations

---beach toy goodie bags for the kids (we will have 10 with us- got lots of fun stuff off of oriental trading)

--- playing cards (beach monkey themed, oriental trading they were cheap)

 

We made CDs of reggae music for all of the guests that will get sent out a few weeks before we leave, along with an itinerary etc.

 

Still considering pashimas, little bottles of jamaican rum, and am planning on getting some stadium cups for everyone, including for the guests at home. Food is not needed for us as we at an AI.

 

BM and MOH will have first aid kits for sunburn etc.

 

Also making a phone tree for just in case we need to contact everyone while we are there (63? guests so far)

 

I havent put it all together yet, the total is up to about $350 for 34 bags. (without the stadium cups which will be $$)... hoping they look adequate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by futuremrsgoodrich View Post
the best/cheapest I found was 99c for natural canvas bags (they had cheaper) at Promotional tote bags custom sizes and styles from cheap totes now with t-shirts and screen printing

They arrived yesterday and are perfect. I am going to iron on something to each bag
These look like they will be perfect! Thanks, the best I have found were going to run me around $2 each. Quick question now that you have these...are the big enough that if someone wants to throw their towel in with the sunscreen and a bottle of water and take off for the afternoon it will work? That is really my concern...I want people to be able to use them if they are leaving the resort for the day on a tour or something.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by futuremrsgoodrich View Post
So far our bags have

---shell bottle stopper (not personalized)- this is the favor to be in your drawer at home forever.
--- sun lotion (its much more expensive on an island and dollaer tree had high spf for $1 each recently)
--- disposable camera (we got refurbished ones off of the knot for cheap)
--- small candle in a tin with personalized matches (there are lots of couples coming with us and I thought a romantic all inclusive maybe some magic might be made wink.gif (oriental trading and the knot)
--- engraved fans (I just love these, I read that someones group used the a lot- to be honest I just think they are so dainty and cute) (the knot)
--- motrin/emergen-c/bug wipes (for hangovers and bug repellent) (amazon)
--- bubbles (knot)
--- palm tree pens (oriental trading)
--- planning on making up a little booklet with sudoku, wedding and football (we r getting married superbowl weekend and I am marrying a sports junkie), Jamaican Patios translations
---beach toy goodie bags for the kids (we will have 10 with us- got lots of fun stuff off of oriental trading)
--- playing cards (beach monkey themed, oriental trading they were cheap)

We made CDs of reggae music for all of the guests that will get sent out a few weeks before we leave, along with an itinerary etc.

Still considering pashimas, little bottles of jamaican rum, and am planning on getting some stadium cups for everyone, including for the guests at home. Food is not needed for us as we at an AI.

BM and MOH will have first aid kits for sunburn etc.

Also making a phone tree for just in case we need to contact everyone while we are there (63? guests so far)

I havent put it all together yet, the total is up to about $350 for 34 bags. (without the stadium cups which will be $$)... hoping they look adequate.
Sorry for the second post! I forgot to ask....It is cold here now and I cannot find any fun kids beach stuff anywhere! Are you happy with the beach balls and stuff from oriental? Which ones did you order?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • we ended up using Facebook messenger when we were in Mexico - the hotel had free wifi and at least 1 person from each family/couple had FB on their phone already - it was pretty easy to communicate among guests "hey, we're heading to the beach bbq for lunch." or "everyone is hanging at the small pool today".  a plus was that some people tried to get a hold of me via FB on the day of the wedding and I was totally not checking my phone - they were asking if the wedding was outside given the rain forecast, thankful my mom, MOH and a few other friends were on the group and could respond for me :) 
    • Are you looking for a guide where you’ll find many tips and steps to follow to make your wedding a success? We design a special for you, where you will find: Photography Tips To-Do List Check list How to choose the best dress? Memories and invitations And much more! Download it now for free from: http://emweddings.com/WeddingGuide/index.html     Don’t stress. Enjoy every moment, tomorrow will be your best memories. See you soon!
    • Another option is to find an app that allows for group talk. This Wedding Party App looks pretty neat. https://apracticalwedding.com/wedding-party-app/ 
    • Hi Everyone, So, I was cleaning out my closet and realized that I never sold off my extra wedding OOT bag stuff from our wonderful DW.   46 Daily Spanish for Dummies 30 Pool colored OOT fabric bags - approximately 13in x 13in. They lay flat.  I used them for our wedding and they were perfect for everything we needed to fit in each bag. There’s a slight shade variation in the group; I’m guessing some were cut from a different bolt of fabric.  They are also a little wrinkled from storage and will probably be wrinkled from shipping. I have three additional ones, but they somehow got something on them (likely toddler related). If needed, I can try to wash it out and send those as well. 
    • I’m getting married in six months to my foreign girlfriend. I was advised by a friend that one of the things I need to do before saying I do is to get a prenuptial agreement. Basically it’s supposed to protect my assets and properties in case my relationship with my future wife goes down the drain. I don’t know though if this is an acceptable practice when marrying Kiev ladies. I don’t want to do it if it would be insulting on her end. I need advice on this. Please help me.
  • Topics

×