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Advice on OOT vs. Favors

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Those are good ideas, thanks!  I really like the mexican wedding cookie idea!  I'm sure someone from the resort could point me in the right direction for that!

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What we will be doing (and what I have seen a few times on the forum) is to have maracas (either 1 or 2 per person) as favors.  These can be bought once you get to Mexico as long as you aren't particular about the colors.  The brides that want them in their wedding colors buy them ahead of time and take them to Mexico.  I think it will make for a more colorful table and it will be a souvenier from Mexico if you buy them once you get there.  When I stopped in Cozumel on a cruise we bought a few for $1 each.  I believe we saw them in stores for $1-$3 depending on the store.

 

Originally Posted by jszy10 View Post

What did you end up getting!?!  I'm curious what's out there!  I don't want anything alcohol related -- no shot glasses, wine stoppers...neither of our parents drink.

 

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Thats a great idea & exactly what I did so that was 1 less thing that I had to worry about packing.
 


 


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Thanks!  I'm actually doing Maraca's (with the cute kiss tag) for my AHR favors!!  I just ordered them the other day actually from amols!

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I think it all depends what you are putting in the OOT bags.  We are probably spending about $30 per bag and there will be nice gifts inside in addition to the usual sunscreen, advil, etc.  At the reception I'm having an exit table with personalized water bottles and candy to take back to the room.  So I don't feel like we need favors.

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I think the water bottles and candy would be your favor, so that makes sense!  Our OOT bags are going to have t-shirts, flip flop cards, bath and body works cooling mist, "oh shit" kits with shout wipes, bandaid kits, tissues, etc., personalized note pad and pen, and a few more little things I can't remember...

Originally Posted by skp1 View Post

I think it all depends what you are putting in the OOT bags.  We are probably spending about $30 per bag and there will be nice gifts inside in addition to the usual sunscreen, advil, etc.  At the reception I'm having an exit table with personalized water bottles and candy to take back to the room.  So I don't feel like we need favors.



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We are doing maracas and buying them in Playa so we won't have to pack them. They have tons to choose from on 5th avenue and veru inexpensive and tons of variety in colors.

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Yolonda, I'm also a Jamaica Bride. How much did the bottles of Appleton cost you??

Oh gosh, I really don't remember off hand. I had about 35 guests & I don't remember the pricing being too outrageous b/c we probably wouldn't have done it. lol

The owner of the transportation company that I used actually got a case for us and then we reimbursed her. If you're interested you should check out some of the vendors before you leave the airport or go to one of the shopping centers around town. Maybe you could negotiate pricing depending on how many you'll need.

 

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I remember when I was in Ocho Rios I purchased a few smaller bottles of Appleton as gifts and I feel like I remember them being around $6-8...but there were definitely bottles smaller than the ones I purchased, so I wouldn't guess any more than $5?

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