as for the bags
I've decided to do 1 bag per couple, but for the few singles that are coming (ie. grandma, great aunt, etc), they will get their own. I'm not neccesarily filling them up due to $ and the fact that we dont' want to be lugging a lot down there. But on our pre-travel brochure, i made a note for guests not to worry about a beach bag with the idea being they use the bags we give them for the beach. Haven't ordered the bags yet (on the list for next week) but I'm just planning on getting the $.99 ones from cheaptotes (due to the qty i'm getting they said the shipping charge will stay at a minimum) and we're going to iron on some sort of logo. We'll probably make up some sort of welcome letter or tag that we'll attach to the bags when we give them to our guests the first night.
what i'm putting in them for sure:
- rainy-day game book
- book mark (for each guest)
- first-ait kit (from dollarama)
- phot-share card
- do not disturb door hangers
- koozie (for each guest)
- key card holders (providing i can find supplies at a decent price)
i'm thinking i'm going to also include pashminas for the mom's and my uncle's gf (who acted as our TA). would love to do pashmina's for all the girls but that's way too much $$$.
there are many other things i'd love to add, but we just don't have the funds to do it. also with mostly paper items, we should be able to fit it all in our suitcases with no issues. my mom knows we're making bags but no one else, so i'm hoping it all fits in our stuff to keep it a surprise for everyone.