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#81 colm226

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    Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:57 PM

    I am doing OOT bags... but its going to be full of the things I always forget to bring with me on vacation!  Hahaha!  I'm going to do the travel mugs, first aid kit, travel candle, welcome letter, itinerary, etc... I haven't decided on the bags yet.... I would like to go with something they can reuse while they are there... a little beach bag or something.  I'm not going to my put our names on it.  If I personalize them, it will be the guest's name.



    #82 jlb392

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      Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:48 AM

      I totally agree....our guests are spending thousands of dollars to be there....the least I can do is put together a bag with some goodies.  Plus, I'm not sure that things like Tylenol, Pepto, etc fall under the "all inclusive" part of the stay.  I'd rather be safe than sorry and give them that kind of stuff upfront. 
       

      Originally Posted by schmizer 

      I can see your point, but for me, the extra work is worth it.

       

      My closest friends and family are flying thousands of miles, using their vacation time and spending thousands of dollars to spend our special day with us.  I want them to know how much they mean to us, and the OOT bags are just one of the ways I plan to show them that they are appreciated. The couple of hours time, money spent and the inconvenience of getting the stuff there is the least I can do.

       

      Also, realize that I have always gotten super excited about surprising others with gifts.  Our OOT bags will have some of the goodies that I have seen in other bags, but will also include items that I know our guests won't bring and things that are personalized for them that will make their day.

       

      My two cents:)



       



      #83 jlb392

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        Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:49 AM

        I was thinking the same thing about personalizing the bags.  If they have our names on them, how likely are they to use them once they get home?  I don't think they will.  So we probably won't personalize them at all.
         

        Originally Posted by colm226 

        I am doing OOT bags... but its going to be full of the things I always forget to bring with me on vacation!  Hahaha!  I'm going to do the travel mugs, first aid kit, travel candle, welcome letter, itinerary, etc... I haven't decided on the bags yet.... I would like to go with something they can reuse while they are there... a little beach bag or something.  I'm not going to my put our names on it.  If I personalize them, it will be the guest's name.



         



        #84 missjess485

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          Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:15 AM

          My wedding was 2/19 and I cannot even begin to tell you what a huge hit our welcome bags were! I purchased little kraft paper gift bags and had a starfish on them. Then I made welcome card, list of plans for the time we were in Key West, door hangers, a fun little crossword and then place it all in a folder. The bags and the folders went in my suit case in the zipper on the top. Making the bags didn't mean having to have extra luggage, and it wasn't a hassle to get everything. The week before the wedding, I sent a box to our planner that had all kind of goodies for the bags.

           

          Our bags were CHEAP!

          I would say we spent about $4 a bag (each bag was for 2 guests) total and that includes the bag, the folder, a first aid kit, bottled water, chips, gum, candy, a beach ball, powder packs for the bottles of water. The most expensive thing in the bag was the first aid kit we purchased for 98 cents. I say if your budget can handle it, make the bag! You don't have to spend a lot of money to make a thoughtful welcome bag. And out guests were so excited about them.



          #85 principessa

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            Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:19 AM

            We're not going to do them for various reasons, but are going to give some really nice favours instead.  I love the idea + concept but I feel like a lot of the stuff would not get used by most people going to our wedding - I'd rather invest in a really nice favour that more people are sure to use.



            #86 Bride2b15

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            Posted 23 September 2014 - 06:10 AM

            I agree with schmizer.  I think the OOT bags are a lovely idea to give to our guests who have traveled thousands of miles to be with us on our special day 



            #87 calgarybride2015

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            Posted 23 September 2014 - 03:31 PM

            I'm not doing bags. I'm making hangover kits and putting them inside the tumblers we bought :)


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