i love them!!!!! great job!!!
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 06:45 PM
These bags rock! You did a great job, while keeping the cost down! Kudos to you!
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:34 PM
These are done so beautifully! I have ideas of what I want but no clue on how to put it together. I appreciate the details and how you put it all together to make look like a cohesive and truly thoughtful gift to guests. Thank you so much as I will be going back to your pictures to help organize my items!
Originally Posted by torilynnsmith
Well, I was going to wait to post these with my planning thread BUT since I found a lot of great price finds I thought I would share everything sooner than later so that my fellow brides can take advantage of the same great deals! There is nothing worse than seeing an OOT and loving the items but finding out they are 6+ months old!!!
After convincing FI about OOTs and reading what feels like every OOT thread on this forum I finally was able to narrow down my list of what I wanted to put in them. When I came across the dollar tree totes on here I knew I HAD to have them and of course the Bubba Kegs for all our guests. As a Canadian bride a cross boarder shopping trip was needed to hunt down the infamous dollar tree totes and I was sure I was out of luck because they were sold out online and I had hear many brides tell me on here that their stores were sold out as well. Five dollar trees, asking 1 stranger, no lunch and a lot of persistence (thanks Mom!) I was able to track down 36 tote bags!!!!!
The OOT Bag and contents
Contents + shell soap (forgot it in the first pic oops!)
Wedding Week Survival Kits
"Too Much Booze, Too Much Sun, Too Much Food, Too Much Fun"
-2 sheets pepto chewable tablets (in mini craft baggie with label top with medication information, dosage etc. on reverse)
-4 shout wipes
-1 2oz hand sanitizer (personalized label)
-2 blistex chapsticks with SPF 15
-1 roll of Tums
-1 tin mini altoids
-2 gatorade individaul packs (may add 2 more if I can find them)
-2 individual packed nail polish remover wipes
-1 advil 10 ct
-1 nail file
ID Cases - was going to do the resealable badge holders with key coils but found these in the $1 bin at target. I just noticed the personalized insert isn't in this photo, I will post the template for it.
"I take you, to have and to hold, my room key and my money, from beach chair to barstool, for soused or for sober, in heat and humidity, from this day forward, until I depart"
-First Aid Kit
Travel Sewing Kits - with mini scissors, which I loved!!!!
Bubba Mugs with tags - "To have and to Hold, To Keep Your Drink Cold" (front)
"We hop you enjoy this Bubba Keg, to hold your drink and keep it cold while on the beach or by the pool. After our vacation in paradise is over, please take it home and enjoy using it for your hot beverages too! Whenever you use your Bubba Mug we hope you remember our wedding in paradise and know how much it means to us that you are able to join us for our special day!" (back)
Bag Contents with price break down and where to buy
Tote Bags -- Dollar Tree (US) -- $1.00
Shell Soap -- Dollarama (CDN) -- $2.00 for 6 -- $0.33 each
Hand Sanitizer -- Big Lots (US) -- $1.50 for 4 -- $0.38 each
Notebooks -- Big Lots (US) -- $2.00 for 8 -- $0.25 each
Bic Pens -- Big Lots (US) -- $0.95 for 8 -- $0.12
Gatorade Singles -- Big Lots (US) -- $2.00 for 8 -- $0.25 each
ID Cases -- Target (US) -- $1.00
Mini Altoids -- Target (US) -- $0.99
Advil 10ct -- Target (US) -- $1.97
Tums -- Walmart (US) -- $1.92 for 3 rolls -- $0.64 each
Pepto Chewables -- Walmart/Target (US) -- $4.49 for 48 tablets (8 sheets) -- $0.56 each sheet
Sewing Kit -- Michaels (US) -- $1.00
Nail File -- Everything for a Dollar Store (US) -- $1.00 for 10 -- $0.10 each
Face Cloths -- Target (US) -- $3.49 for 8 -- $0.44 each
Blistex SPF 15 -- Target (US) -- $0.84
Nail Polish Wipes -- Target (US) -- $2.69 for 10 -- $0.27
Shout Wipes -- Target (US) -- $2.69 for 12 -- $0.22
First Aid Kit (Johnson & Johnson) -- Target/Walmart (US) -- $0.97
Bubba Mug 18oz Tumbler -- Walmart (US) -- $4.98
Bubba Mug 32oz Mug -- Walmart (US) -- $6.22
I originally planned to do everything in our colours but when I found some great items in the US I decided that bright and tropical colours mixed would work just fine, also that way everyone wouldn't have the same colour bags, mugs etc. and there would be less confusion.
Notebooks - mix of red, yellow, green and blue
ID Cases - Mix of grey, pink, green and blue
Altoids - Red (peppermint) Turquoise (wintermint)
Tums - Mixed Berry, Citrus, Original Mint
Sewing Kits - Pink, Green, Blue
Blistex - Turquoise and Green
Bubbas - Green, Turquoise and Black
Tote Bags - Red, Yellow, Light Blue, Green, Pink
We will be giving the large Bubba Mugs to our Wedding Party, BM and GM, Parents and ourselves! We were going to do the whole group in the large ones but they would be a lot harder to pack, the smaller ones will all fit in one suitcase easily and also will be able to be used at home for coffee etc.
I added a few extra bandaids to each First Aid kit that I purchased at Big Lots Bandaid Brand 20 for $1.00! I like the Johnson and Johnson brand name kits but Dollarama here in Canada has great kits with a lot more pieces, alcohol wipes, gauze roll, tape roll etc that these do not have. We will be doing up a master first aid kit with other medications, and first aid supplies and I will be putting a small note in every kit that will let our guests know this so they can use anything should they need it.
I will be purchasing plastic test tubes with lids that I will put some dish soap in and place inside every mug so our guests can wash them once we arrive in Punta Cana.
Overview of some of our LOOT when I arrived home from Buffalo!!
I think that is everything, if anyone has any questions let me know!!! I will post images of my tags and my templates in the next post!!!!!!
Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:57 PM
You have done such fantastic job on your OOT bags! I know your guests will absolutely love them. Thanks for providing us with all these great finds. It's going to help out tons! Thanks and Congrats!
Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:11 PM
Not sure which of the many threads I found this tip, but I ordered online from Bath and Body Works their clearance travel sized antibacterial gel in various tropical scents. Finally arrived in the mail today and so happy with my purchase! Great tropical scents and an inexpensive addition to our OOT bags. Now to only steal ideas from some smart brides for the remainder of our OOT bag components!
Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:41 AM
This is awesome!! You have given me some great ideas on items/places and prices...Thank you!
Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:54 PM
Are you giving each of your guest a tote with all the goodies, or one per couple? We are also thinking about doing mugs and I really like your idea of putting a tag on them, rather than having the mug personalized!
Posted 29 September 2011 - 10:34 AM
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