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Thanks for all the great tip guys!!!

What's your top 5 "HIT" with OOT items?

Top 5 "NOT POPULAR" with OOT items?

currently.. My list includes
Tote Bag
Silk Fan
20z Cup
Spanish Phrasebook
Pashmina
Waterproof Card Holder/Pouch

Planning to get little things, but which are the ones people will use more? Survival kit?
Great ideas! Maybe you can use the silk fan as a favor by adding ribbon and a favor tag. This would be great for the ceremony.
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Trying to sort out my list now actually. I have 100 to do as we're having a pretty large wedding. Trying to control my excitement about all that could go in them.
Oh my, that's a lot of people! Are you giving a bag to each guest or one per couple?

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Thanks for all the great tip guys!!!

What's your top 5 "HIT" with OOT items?

Top 5 "NOT POPULAR" with OOT items?

currently.. My list includes
Tote Bag
Silk Fan
20z Cup
Spanish Phrasebook
Pashmina
Waterproof Card Holder/Pouch

Planning to get little things, but which are the ones people will use more? Survival kit?
There's a thread on this topic : see here :

http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...nt-used-35759/

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Great tips on the insect repellent.. Forgot that one!!!

 

I can only imagine most of our suitcases will be filled with OOT items and they will be coming back home empty.. lol lol

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Great idea!!! Girls will have fans.. but no idea what to give to the boys?

 

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Great ideas! Maybe you can use the silk fan as a favor by adding ribbon and a favor tag. This would be great for the ceremony.

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Great idea!!! Girls will have fans.. but no idea what to give to the boys?
I plan to place them on every seat at the ceremony. It will be so hot that the boys will use them too! I'm sure some guests will grab an extra or two.

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In my OOT bags I plan on keeping it simple. I have about 50 people coming. Each couple or single person will get a bag, welcome letter, shot glass, coozie and a personalized cup!

 

Very simple, but fun stuff. The resort provides everything else...so I didnt see a reason to double up on stuff. :)

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Yikes.. I just created a spreadsheet to calculate how much I've spent so far on my OOT bags.

 

Tote Bag $3.81

Travel Mug x2 $7.04

First Aid Kit (bandaids, tylenol, pepto, tums, hand sanitizer & tissue pack) $4.75

Flip flop playing cards $0.69

Key & Tip holder $0.71

Pen $1.07

Calendar Magnet $FREE

Welcome letter (postcard saying thanks for coming & enjoy the goodies) $FREE

 

My total per bag so far is $18 and there doesn't seem to be a lot in there. I'm not sure what else to add that won't cost a fortune but will bulk it up enough. A lot of my orders are in still the mail, so once I get everything I've ordered so far, I'll assemble a bag and hopefully there will be more than I thought!!

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My guests absolutely LOVED the personalized insulated travel mugs, almost every guest used them all the time! The guys loved that they could get larger beers and that they did a good job keeping them cool! This by far was my smartest and most appreciated OOT gift!!
I purchased my mugs from discountmugs and they turned out perfect!!
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I have spent about 20$ per bag.

There are no "MUST HAVE" items in a bag - remember that it's a gift and most guests won't actually expect it. So you put whatever you want in them. For instance, I did not do any special gift (no mug or else), I just included stuff that I thought would be useful - welcome booklets, "survival" kits (ie medecine I thought would be useful), pens (personalized, see at Oriental Trading they are very affordable) and post its (for doors messages), water guns (for fun !), spanish phrase books, and the favor I had picked (which was plantable paper). everybody was really happy with that (and everybody actually used the medicine).

There's a master list available in here :

http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...e-items-28059/
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There's a thread on this topic : see here :

http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...nt-used-35759/

the biggest hits in my bags were:

The bags themselves - everyone used them all weekend as beach bags.
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Mine were from VistaPrint but any bag is great.

The "big cup"
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Although not insulated, it was a 42 oz GLOW IN THE DARK cup that everyone used all the time for their drinks. The Glow in the Dark was just an added fun thing. 12.99/dozen from Oriental Trading.

The Hangover Kits - so people didn't need to bring their own meds or if they needed more...especially after drinking from the big cup!
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I think what we as the brides forget is that most of our guests haven't been to a Destination Wedding before - All of our guests were shocked to recieve their OOT bags and so appreciative of anything they recieved and at the effort we put into them.

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