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#1 Tina5978

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    Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:29 PM

    I would love to do an OOT bag but a huge part of me feels it may be a huge waste of money.  I think the idea is fantastic and unique but I'm not sure everyone will make complete use of everything.  Any suggestions on an alternative?  


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    #2 karyan

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      Posted 09 December 2010 - 03:15 AM

      I feel the exact same way! After seeing all the ideas here, I'm considering it, but I want to make sure I only include stuff my guests will use and that won't break my budget and the suitcase weight limit.

       

      I honestly think that a welcome letter and some local treats would suffice. I'm not even going to leave stuff in people's room, but hand it out when we have our welcome drinks. If I can find cheap bags I would get them as everyone would be staying in an apartment and will be shopping for food, but if they aren't $1 a bag, I ain't getting them :P

       



      #3 Karen&Rene

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        Posted 10 December 2010 - 09:35 PM

        Most of what is going in our bags will be edible, so I'm sure it will all get used since we're not staying at an all-inclusive.  I attended a wedding recently that had OOT bags that contained snacks, candy, and bottled water.  There was nothing left by the end of the weekend, and we definitely appreciated them!  My fiance was so excited to receive the OOT bag that he was completely sold on having them at our own wedding, lol.  I was considering this bag since it was only a dollar and looked like a boat tote even though it's made out of shopping bag material:

         

        http://www.papermart...pID=18981#30773

         

        Another idea instead of OOT bags would small bottles of alcohol & mixers or some other type of edible treat local to the area if you're not at an all-inclusive.



        #4 dominiqueamber

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          Posted 12 December 2010 - 12:33 PM

          Karen - I love that bag! Thanks!



          #5 JB321

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            Posted 12 December 2010 - 01:03 PM

            I'm glad you posted this! I was debating what to put in my welcome kits and whether or not to even do it. I think less can definetly be more in certain cases. I think I will just do a welcome letter, shot glas, jamaican rum and coffee, a reggae cd, and a mug, and hand them out to guests during our welcome party as well. Thanks for the advice ladies!



            #6 schmizer

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              Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:37 PM

              My fiance is against us spending too much money on OOT bags, so I too have been trying to be creative but cost effective.



              #7 coconoir1908

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                Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:44 PM

                These bags are awesome, thanks so much for posting.  And the price is so right!!  Our OOT bags will be simple in that we are doing monogrammed beach towels, along with the little kits I've seen on here 'the hangover kit, emergency kit, etc.." along with a welcome letter." We want to keep what we travel with simple as we will be leaving from our honeymoon right from Mexico.
                 

                Originally Posted by Karen&Rene 

                Most of what is going in our bags will be edible, so I'm sure it will all get used since we're not staying at an all-inclusive.  I attended a wedding recently that had OOT bags that contained snacks, candy, and bottled water.  There was nothing left by the end of the weekend, and we definitely appreciated them!  My fiance was so excited to receive the OOT bag that he was completely sold on having them at our own wedding, lol.  I was considering this bag since it was only a dollar and looked like a boat tote even though it's made out of shopping bag material:

                 

                http://www.papermart...pID=18981#30773

                 

                Another idea instead of OOT bags would small bottles of alcohol & mixers or some other type of edible treat local to the area if you're not at an all-inclusive.





                #8 sltrotter18

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                  Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:15 PM

                  I am doing them and if you go through VistaPrint, you can get the bags cheap.  I've been ordering them one at a time to get them for free and paying minimal shipping charges.



                  #9 coconoir1908

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                    Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:38 PM

                    sltrotter18

                     

                    What are you doing via VistaPrint? 

                     

                    Originally Posted by sltrotter18 

                    I am doing them and if you go through VistaPrint, you can get the bags cheap.  I've been ordering them one at a time to get them for free and paying minimal shipping charges.








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