lol, thanks, maykay! I am patting myself on the back. hehe I've gotten like four PM's about it, with everyone thinking it's just hilarious. Talk about a potentially necessary item that a lot of people forget! I don't think most of us brides would even remember. Nothing like some Durex, Trojan, and Mags to put a smile on your guests' faces. But yes... I'd also steer clear of parents/grandparents playing with water balloons at the pool.
Oh my gosh, that condom idea is AWESOME! Hahaha. That's a really good idea! I wonder if we can only put them in some of the bags and then specify which bags go to which rooms--does anyone know?? I love that condom idea because it's pretty funny AND they might come in handy! I think most of our guests would get a kick out of it...I just wouldn't want to put any in my grandparents' bags. They'd probably be like "Oh look, water balloons!"
That's kind of what I was thinking for the postcards, but wasn't sure if everyone would think that would be weird, but it seems more practical to me. First of all, trying to figure out the postage thing and all that. Secondly, where are they going to find a mail drop box in Cancun, anyway? I'm sure the resort might have one, but I wouldn't want our guests searching for an hour over that entire huge resort to find a dropbox. I am definitely going to go with your idea! Especially since we have a bunch of leftover personalized postcard stamps from our save the dates (also ordered from Zazzle). I just love Zazzle, apparently!
Thanks for all the ideas, Vettiebean!
Originally Posted by Vettiebean
Okay, first the funny part, then the post card part. Funny part--your "too much fun" kit, which is an adorable idea that I see a lot of brides do, totally made me laugh bc I read off the list of items you included and for some reason, "too much fun" made me think, "OH! CONDOMS!" lol... People may think what they like, but not ALL of my guests are couples, and for some reason, that's just what popped in my head! You're in Cancun! You're at a wedding! It's been known to happen... just a thought. lol
For postcards, maybe your guests can send them back to you from the states. I know it wont have the cool international postage stamps on them, but some people may not even fill out the cards until the trip is over. I know I usually wait until trips are over so I can touch on key/funny moments. Airports actually have letter drop boxes for mail, so ur guests could even mail them out as soon as they land back in the states from the trip.Quote:Originally Posted by maykaym4
We are doing Welcome Bags for our guests. Since we only have 26 people coming, we are doing one bag per couple, but we are going to try to stuff them pretty well (probably two of each thing that is a more "one person" item like chapstick or loofas). Here's what's going in ours:
-Welcome letter with itinerary of events
-Loofa (2 in each bag)
-Travel size body wash (2 in each bag)
-"Too Much Sun" Kit: sunscreen, aloe, spf lipbalm (2 in each bag), lotion
-"Too Much Fun: Kit: Advil, band-aids, Alka Seltzer, Shout wipes, hydrocortisone cream
-We were also thinking about putting a few pre-stamped postcards in the bags, one addressed to us with a note on it that we are substituting the post cards for our guestbook. However, we weren't sure if we wanted to have to deal with international postage. We don't even know how much it costs to send a postcard from Mexico to the US or how to get a hold of stamps, so we kind of just put it on the back burner. If anyone knows the answers, please let us know!
We had personalized stickers made for the two "kits", which will be made out of small velum bags and then folded over and sealed with the stickers.
We also ordered our bags from Zazzle.com. They ended up being about $6 per bag for the bargain bags (including a 30% off coupon that we received via email), but we were very picky with the image and we were able to personalize them without any sort of personalization or printing fee, and the quality is actually really good. We were pleasantly surprised. I'll have to post pics as soon as I have some time.