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OOT Bags - Anyone DISLIKE???

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Originally Posted by IdOinCABO View Post

 

yea they are really cute. i have been emailing back and forth and you can order has many or as little as you need. So if you dont mind what was the total bill? so they are pretty good size? any idea on what you are filling them with? did you have to get all the same color?

 

 with shipping to canada it was about $21 for 18 of them and yes, I got them all in white.  scroll up to see what i plan to put in them :)

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Yes it has to be in your budget and some of us are more crafty and organized than others, I'm speaking for myself here lol!  I am not going to do OOT bags but still want to get my BM's a tote bag with their initial embroidered on and favours for the guests.  I also don't have to budget to make 30 decent bags!  I do however love looking at all the one's on this site, some people are so creative and organized, I wish I was a bit more.  = )

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I am going completely back and forth on this issue.  It does seem rather expensive--and kind of a hassle to get all the stuff down there.  I definitely see how it can make the guest feel special and welcome.   I thought about spending the money I would spend on OOT bags on something else, like chartering a catamaran or something.  I just really don't know.  Or just not doing anything much at all and saving the money.  I feel like our budget could be better spent elsewhere, but maybe that is selfish.

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I am the mother of the groom and am doing them for those coming. There are only 20 or so. We are going to have a get together before the trip and give them to everyone that comes, so we only have to transport a few. Plus doing one per couple and just including 2 of certain things like insulated glasses. Which I got at the dollar store and having custom labels from etsy put on so total cost liek $2.50 each. Hopefully people will pack them. I am trying to keep the cost down but I would imagine I will still spend $200 total for them. I spend alot of time on the net so its hard not to see something and not buy it.. Especially on etsy. I did it because I enjoy this kind of stuff, and have gone to Mexico numerous times so I know what kind of things would be helpful to have.

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My daughter has added something to her OOT bag that I have never seen listed on this site!  After the summer she purchased reduced pool floats for everyone.  She is giving one bag per couple but is including two pool floats in each bag.  The pool floats were priced from 99 cents to $7.00, the more expensive ones going to the wedding party  and immediate family but all of them are really nice floats and were reduced by 75%!!

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We are doing OOT bags, but mostly because the favor I decided to give out for the AHR was a personalized tote and I thought I might as well do the bags for the people coming to the DW as well.  I got mine from discountmugs.com they are Jute bags with a rope handle and they are great (sorry I don't have a pic) but I got them for about $2 each personalized because I ordered over 200 of them.  I also struggled with the idea of putting little, kind of meaningless stuff in so I have decided to put a little bit of small stuff in a first aid kit, a lanyard with key/tip holder and then we are giving each person a personalized beach towel (only $7 each) that they can take home and use again.

 

I was actually initally only going to do bags for the kids, just so they had some neat things to do and it makes the kids feel included but now everyone is getting one and I think the people who are coming with us will be surprised and very appreciative.

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That is a great idea! i love it!

 

Originally Posted by Beth O View Post

I am the mother of the groom and am doing them for those coming. There are only 20 or so. We are going to have a get together before the trip and give them to everyone that comes, so we only have to transport a few. Plus doing one per couple and just including 2 of certain things like insulated glasses. Which I got at the dollar store and having custom labels from etsy put on so total cost liek $2.50 each. Hopefully people will pack them. I am trying to keep the cost down but I would imagine I will still spend $200 total for them. I spend alot of time on the net so its hard not to see something and not buy it.. Especially on etsy. I did it because I enjoy this kind of stuff, and have gone to Mexico numerous times so I know what kind of things would be helpful to have.



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Very cool and original idea! do you know where she bought them from? was it online? I think thats fun and money well spent because ppl will use them on the trip! :)

 

Originally Posted by Afaybik View Post

My daughter has added something to her OOT bag that I have never seen listed on this site!  After the summer she purchased reduced pool floats for everyone.  She is giving one bag per couple but is including two pool floats in each bag.  The pool floats were priced from 99 cents to $7.00, the more expensive ones going to the wedding party  and immediate family but all of them are really nice floats and were reduced by 75%!!



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Yes i loved the pool floats/ beach ball idea... my FI was not keen on the idea so i returned them. he said he cant imagine any adult using them...lol but i loved them! i thought it made the idea ;)

 

Good ideas all!

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I would agree with you before I got to be a guest at the DW! I didn't see the point in making this "silly" bags, but trust me when you come to your room after hours of travel and you see those "personal" gifts, it makes your day. Also, who knew that I will forget my sun screen and my beach bag (which I always have), so those goodies really made my day and my vacation, since I've been using them daily.

My personal experience made me realize that OOT bags are actually on the top of my list. I've already got them and I have 6 more months to go.

Think about it, small effort goes a long way...

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