Patti's OOT Bags with Pics
Posted 28 December 2009 - 04:47 AM
My bags were beach bags that I bought at Walmart at the end of the summer for just $5.00 and, I bought different colors.
The beach towels for the ladies came from Bed Bath & Beyond and I got different colors, as well. I personalized them by having our location and wedding date embroidered on them.
The guys got towels from their favorite sports teams.
I made welcome/thank you post cards from Vista Print and tied them onto the bags.
Pashminas - I ordered from a vendor on this Forum.
Tags for the pashminas
Personalized items free from Vista Print - also got baseball caps, small tote bags, calendars and mouse pads.
Books and playing cards. I also had soduko and crossword puzzles. I got them at Michaels, Half Price Books, eBay and Amazon.com.
I copied the playing card labels from some of the other brides here. Thank you ladies very much!!
Posted 28 December 2009 - 04:50 AM
The first aid kit/survival kit was also copied. I included aloe vera, sun screen, hand sanitizer, shout wipes, crystal lite, chapstick and the assorted meds.
Sand dollar Christmas ornaments from eBay. I thought they were so cute.
Little margarita candles from Bed Bath & Beyond. I got them at the end of the summer of $4.00 a box, with 4 in a box. I put one in each bag. The only thing, though, is they smelled really bad as they were citronella (outside) candles to keep the mosquitas away. I put them in a zip lock baggie and wrapped and wrapped them up in bubble wrap and bags, but you could still smell them - and it wasn't very pleasant. LOL.
My travel mugs came from discountmugs.com. I only ordered 12 and got different colors. I couldn't justify the imprint charge, so I bought clear glossy sticker paper and made my own labels. However, with the shape of the mugs, the labels didn't look very good, so I just put them on the box instead.
The label for the box.
I found a lot of useful/helpful information regarding Cabo that I printed out and added to the bags. I did this at the last minute and wish I had found it earlier. It would have been very helpful to our guests prior to their travel date. It came from cabovillas.com
Posted 28 December 2009 - 04:52 AM
Our guests really seemed to appreciate the bags, especially the towels. I never saw anyone using their mugs, however, we were not at an all-inclusive resort. Not so sure anyone even opened their survival kit, but they did appreciate the time and effort I put into it.
It took 2 large suit cases to carry it all in and we had absolutely no trouble at all going through customs. I had all of the receipts and I was prepared, but they never even opened the bags.
I can't thank you ladies enough for giving me so many wonderful ideas and showing me how to make all the cute labels. I have been hooked on this forum ever since I stumbled across it and I will definitely pass on the information to anyone that is having a destination wedding. It has been extremely helpful and a lot of fun. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
p.s. It looks like my pictures are HUGE. If they look that way to you, I'm so sorry. Don't know what I did wrong.
Posted 28 December 2009 - 01:48 PM
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