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#31 bmadzia1

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    Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:27 PM

    Having been to Jamaica just recently, I have to say that buying any gifts at the resort shop will cost an arm and a leg. If you can, step outside the hotel/resort and get the gifts. You can usually bargain with the store clerks for a discount if you're buying more. For example, we bought 1kg coffee at the resort for US $30, and at the store, for US $15.

     

    What we will do is order from Hawaiian Tropics/Banana Boat sun tanning oil and after sun lotion plus a little sample of protection. We're getting cheap string bags, and inprinting Jamaica plus our wedding date on it. We are planning to have these in the rooms on the first night.  Then sometime before the wedding we'll go out to the market and purchase little coffee bags. At home, I'll make little notes with our names and date of wedding and attach it. The staff will put these on the beds at turndown service on the night of the wedding. (when you talk to your coordinator, ask about little Jamaican things. She may want to cut a deal with you through outside resort friends etc - it's worth asking).



    #32 akua420

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      Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:56 AM

      That seems like a cute idea, but I"m not going to give the guests gifts the night of the wedding.  I'm just going to do the OOT bags, and then give a gift at my AHR (I haven't decided on coffee or jerk seasoning yet)

       

      Are you going to order big bottles and put them down to smaller ones for the haw. trop/banana boat?  I'm not going to do sunscreen beacuse I figure everyone will have their own, but I am going to do aloe and bug spray wipes.   Did you find the bugs bad there?


      Gran Bahia Principe - Runaway Bay - February 22, 2011

      #33 AshleyL

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        Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:56 AM

        Akua, where have you found bug spray wipes? I can't find them anywhere - but they could be sold out, the mosquitos are BAD this year.
        Getting married in Runaway Bay, Jamaica February 2011!!!

        #34 akua420

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          Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:57 AM

          I know!  They are really bad.  I dont know yet, there is this site I found that has a 12 pack of the wipes for $5, I can't remmeber the website though so I'll call my FI at lunch and report back in a bit, hahaha. 


          Gran Bahia Principe - Runaway Bay - February 22, 2011

          #35 akua420

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            Posted 10 August 2010 - 11:16 AM

            I can't find the page, i"ll look tonight in my wedding book cuz I know I wrote it down when I found the site.


            Gran Bahia Principe - Runaway Bay - February 22, 2011

            #36 AshleyL

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              Posted 10 August 2010 - 03:41 PM

              Thanks! That's a pretty decent price too considering how expensive bug spray can be.
              Getting married in Runaway Bay, Jamaica February 2011!!!

              #37 yumyum90

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                Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:06 PM



                We have family in Jamaica so they got us the rum and coffee. The email address on the coffee is


                 


                Our goal is so plan the bags really small, so we can fill one suitcase with it, then me and my FI fill a suitcase, then coming back my suitcases can be packed in eachother, so I'll just poack it all up that way, or if ?I go mad shopping fill it with that.  How many people do you have coming to your wedding?

                 


                That is SO cute!!!  Where did you get the coffee?  Is it just a sticker to personalize it, or did you get coffee with personalize labels?  Love it.  And where did you get the match book?  I want to put little candles and a matchbook in my OOT bags, and the personalized ones are super cute.





                #38 bmadzia1

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                  Posted 11 August 2010 - 06:03 AM

                  Quote:

                  Originally Posted by akua420 

                  That seems like a cute idea, but I"m not going to give the guests gifts the night of the wedding.  I'm just going to do the OOT bags, and then give a gift at my AHR (I haven't decided on coffee or jerk seasoning yet)

                   

                  Are you going to order big bottles and put them down to smaller ones for the haw. trop/banana boat?  I'm not going to do sunscreen beacuse I figure everyone will have their own, but I am going to do aloe and bug spray wipes.   Did you find the bugs bad there?


                  Thanks. No, we are going to order full bottles of tanning oil and full bottles of after sun lotion. and samples of sunscreen.  We have travelled on several occasions with friends, and trust me there is always someone who forgets a bottle, or just simply looses it. Might as well give them something they will use. 
                   



                  #39 mreed

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                    Posted 13 August 2010 - 12:14 PM

                    Just wanted to note about another cute item to add to an OOT or thank you bag. I found coconut candles online at Amazon! They come in real coconut shells, and there are many different sellers. Decently cheap too, and thought they were a cute idea!

                     

                    Coconut.jpg



                    #40 soontobemrsdow

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                      Posted 14 August 2010 - 03:33 PM



                       

                      Originally Posted by mreed 

                      Just wanted to note about another cute item to add to an OOT or thank you bag. I found coconut candles online at Amazon! They come in real coconut shells, and there are many different sellers. Decently cheap too, and thought they were a cute idea!

                       

                      Coconut.jpg


                      these are so cute...im going to look into it! im just worried about how much its going to cost to get down there because I dont know if we'll be able to fit everything we plan on brining in our 2 suitcases and be under weight....its giong to be tuff...i dont want to sacrifice bringing clothes! lol 
                       






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