Great job on the bags! I am sure they will be a big hit. I'm working on my items now and have a lot of the same items. I just got to find either bug repellant or those wipes.
Originally Posted by kellygirl3118
I know I have been a "silent" partner to you all, but know I have been reading and truly appreciate all of the advice and creative ideas shared! I was packing my OOT bags (less than 3 weeks til we leave!) and thought I would share. I know this was one of my favorite things to research during the planning process and thought others may find it helpful. I am a travel agent and have been to the Moon Palace before, so I had an idea of what to expect. We kept the bags and gifts small, bearing in mind that all of our guests would have to bring these items home and may only have carry on size luggage. We thought of the travel mugs and beach towels, but knowing the hotel provides this we couldn't see our guests actually using them. Please don't be offended if this is something you planned on doing, it was just not something that worked for us and I am sure your bags will be beautiful!
Below is the contents of the bag. We plan to hand deliver them instead of paying $3 each to the bellman. We created a welcome card that thanks our guests, a wedding timeline, map, and contents of bag. Enjoy!
I got these bags for 1.99 each from Christmas Tree Shop last summer! We are giving one per couple and one per single guest.
These are the contents of the bag:
Suntan lotion and Aloe Vera (bought the travel bottles for $1 for both at the dollar tree, and added suntan lotion and aloe vera for about $.25 each) - these will go in emergency kit once in Mexico
Hugs and Kisses from the Mr. and Mrs. in an organza bag (about $.50 per bag with candy)
Fruit tootsie rolls also in organza bag ($.50 per bag with candy)
Pretzels (about $.50 each)
Cocoa and cinnamon almonds (about $.50 each)
Tissues (about $.25 each)
Colgate wisps ($1/2 pack from dollar tree)
Fan for the girls, hankerchief for the guys (about $1 each)
Propel and Crystal light drink packets (no lemonade in Mexico)!
Starfish wine bottle stopper (about $2.50 each)
Emergency kit (about $5 for contents)
Emergency kit in detail:
Insect repellant wipes
After bite wipes
Chapstick with spf
Pepto chewable tablets
This is the starfish bottle stopper:
And lastly, on the dinner tables (we are doing the reception dinner - not private event) we will have jordan almonds with a note attached saying we have a special gift waiting at home for them. We plan to take a picture with each couple or single guest and frame it in this beautiful frame from Kohls:
Hope this helps! Please let me know if I can answer any questions. Happy planning and best of luck to everyone!!