As soon as we finish celebrating the holidays, we are heading on a 7 day cruise on the Norwegian Epic for our destination wedding! We will be getting off in St. Thomas to get married on the beach. Just finished our OOT bags and Welcome Books 2 days ago - - the Welcome Books were a much bigger project than I realized but I think the guests will really like them.
For the OOT bags, I ordered the 99 cent bags from cheaptotes and then had a graphic designer from Etsy create the graphic that I had printed on the bags. I got the Sudoku books and pens/pencils from the Dollar Tree, the cards from Sam's, the magnets for everyone's room doors on the cruise from Vistaprint, the contents of the "In Sickness and In Health" bags from Minimus.biz, and the Words of Wisdom postcards made from a seller on Etsy. We are going to bind the postcards to use as our guest book once everyone has filled them out.
The Welcome Books start off with a letter to the guests. Then there are the guest pages that include their names, pictures, relation to the bride or groom, room # on the ship, and then a short message about each of them. This is followed by the week's itinerary, information about our wedding day and other events, and "insider" tips and tricks about our cruise ship. In the back there are a word search, crossword puzzle and logic puzzle that I created that have to do with us or the wedding.
The OOT bags will also have water bottles with a customized label - - I am just waiting until we arrive in Miami to buy the water bottles and then stick the labels on, but I attached a picture of the labels that I ordered from Etsy. I also ordered wine labels from Etsy (picture attached) for the wine we are carrying on board. We also got a special bottle of my parent's favorite wine to bring with us as part of a surprise wedding gift and had another label made for that.