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Tell me about it! I had so much stuff that it ended up costing me almost $700 in extra baggage fees. Mind you, that was for decor too.

 

The standard OOT bag etiquette is 1 bag per person and one per couple. If you have a lot of singles with you, the contents are going to get mighty heavy to fly with. If you don't mind your guests knowing about the bags and what's in them, it will save you lots of $$ to split up the contents among your them so that everybody takes a little with them on the plane.

 

P.S. I should also mention that it was worth the expense and the trouble. EVERYONE used the bags, the mugs and the goodies inside and they were all so very surprised and pleased to have them.

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Why did it cost you so much in luggage fees? Were you over the weight limit? We are taking 2 luggages each since that whats allowed. 2 of the luggages will be for items to bring.

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About 12. We only have about 25 people coming, and almost all are couples. Even so, I think I am going to ship all the OOT contents and bags to the hotel - getting married @ Dreams near Cancun.

 

A little tip...mimimus sells a lot of the travel/trial size things you would need. Everything from snacks to first aid. Most items are less than $1.

 

I think total I will end up spending about $150. I bought the bags from Target in the $1 bin and besides the snacks, first aid stuff, disposable cameras, beach towels, etc. I'm throwing in some flip flops as soon as Old Navy has their sale. :)

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Why did it cost you so much in luggage fees? Were you over the weight limit? We are taking 2 luggages each since that whats allowed. 2 of the luggages will be for items to bring.
Exactly! We flew with Sunwing and they charge $20 per kilo for anything over the limit. I didn't want everyone to know about the bags, which in retrospect was dumb. They were going to get them anyway, so why botherhuh.gif

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Even so, I think I am going to ship all the OOT contents and bags to the hotel - getting married @ Dreams near Cancun.
Have you checked with the WC at Dreams to make sure it's safe to do this? I contemplated doing this as well, but my WC talked me out of it. We got married at Dreams in Punta Cana, and apparently the postal service is less than stellar ... things go missing ... hmmm.

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I am making 12. We are allowd 2 peices of checked baggage as well so if I delegate, then we are good to go!

 

I cant imagine spending $700 on extra baggage sad.gif Wow.

 

I hope to spend less than $50 on each bag... but I got the bags at Old Navy and they were almsot $10 each right off the bat. Gor some FREE sunscreen with my Shoppers Optimum points, a few things on Vista print... and still on the prowl for more goodies!

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About 12. We only have about 25 people coming, and almost all are couples. Even so, I think I am going to ship all the OOT contents and bags to the hotel - getting married @ Dreams near Cancun.

A little tip...mimimus sells a lot of the travel/trial size things you would need. Everything from snacks to first aid. Most items are less than $1.

I think total I will end up spending about $150. I bought the bags from Target in the $1 bin and besides the snacks, first aid stuff, disposable cameras, beach towels, etc. I'm throwing in some flip flops as soon as Old Navy has their sale. :)
Thanks for the the tip about mimimus!

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