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#81 Bruuning17

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    Posted 27 July 2011 - 03:31 PM

    These are basically perfect!! Awesome job!



    #82 torilynnsmith

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      Posted 27 July 2011 - 03:35 PM

      Thank you so much everyone! It is so nice to hear other people like them too! I keep wanting to add things but I know I need to STOP! I will be adding our welcome letter and wedding timeline, possibly a thank you note but I don't think much else.  Any suggestions as to things anyone sees as missing?!

       

      Mari98: You can totally get them done I am just sickeningly ahead of time with mine.  I wasn't sure when I would get the opportunity to do it all in one "swoop" and since I was across the boarder I kind of just dove in head first! I hope the list and breakdown helps you out in creating your own!!!!

       

      Best of luck :)
       

      Originally Posted by Mari98 

      Tori,

       

      These are some of the best bags I have seen on these threads.  You are sooooo organized, something that I lack of, but thanks to your pricing details and templates I think I will be able to do the same.  You gave me so many great ideas.  Thank you so much.  I better get started on them.  My wedding day is in 5 months!!!

       

       



       



      #83 Starfish0512

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        Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:23 PM

        I did the same thing with the sewing kits! Definitely walked by them a number of times!!!  But was able to get enough in pink for each of my bags! 

         

        Thanks again Tori!! 

        TORI!  Just when I thought my OOT bag shopping was finished, I saw your post last night and rushed over to Michaels in Saskatoon for those cute sewing kits.  They were $1.50 each here...I cleaned out the shelf and I managed to get 21 orange, green and pink kits which was perfect.  The funny thing was that the clerk said they've had them for at least a month already, which meant that I've probably walked passed them 4 or 5 times on my shopping trips there!  Thanks for the inspiration : )

         

        I'm glad I started shopping as early as I did...my favourite find so far are these jute bags from Dollarama I'll be using for our OOT bags in Mexico.  I'll be attaching a tag to the bag with our "logo".  Just waiting for my first shipment of freebies from Vistaprint to see how that works out in the end.  

         

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        #84 kad1010

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          Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:36 AM

          How big are the bags? I went to my local Dollar Tree last night and I did find a few fuschia tote bags, but they seemed so much smaller than the photos on here. I didn't buy them because I couldn't imaging everything fitting. I was thinking maybe they were out of the larger ones?
           

          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

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          Contents + shell soap (forgot it in the first pic oops!)

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          Wedding Week Survival Kits 

          "Too Much Booze, Too Much Sun, Too Much Food, Too Much Fun"

           

          Contents:

          -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

           

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          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"

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          Personalized items

          -First Aid Kit

          -Hand Sanitizer

          -Lip Chaps

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          Travel Sewing Kits - with mini scissors, which I loved!!!!

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          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)

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          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!!

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          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!!!!!!



           



          #85 hatfiehm

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            Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:58 AM

            Hey Tori or others. I went to some dollartrees in wisconsin but could not find ANY of the totes that everyone loves so much.  Anyone seen them lately or are they no longer available?  I am in toronto, so maybe I should try Buffalo?

            I would hate to go all they way there and be unsuccessful. :(


            Holly


            #86 torilynnsmith

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              Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:01 AM


              MJKH: I don't know how but in the hustle and bustle over the last week and a half I must have overlook your post!!! I am so so so so sorry!!!!! I am so glad to hear you were able to get the sewing kits, they are $1.50 in Canada (I picked up a few more at our Michaels here just in case) but I think it is still such a great deal because I LOVE they they include the little scissors.  I am sure the ladies will throw these in their purses our travel bags for the future so that makes me happy and the plastic case keeps everything safe from getting torn up or anything like that!

               

              I picked up one of the jute bags from Dollarama as a sample but we were able to find the dollar tree bags, Ijust love those jute bags too but they were hard to find.  When other brides were posting about them they weren't around and then I just happened on a bunch.  My mom loved the one I had so much I went and bought about 15 (3 different versions) and she is taking some of them to use at gift bags at christmas!!!!! I thought it was a genius idea as you pay $1 for a gift bag anyways, may as well give a cute reusable tote!!!!!  I am using my Jute bags to carry all my wedding and DIY stuff from room to room in our apartment, they have officially become my wedding bags!!!  I love the tag idea as opposed to the iron on transfer as it allows guest to use them again without our names plastered everywhere!!! Did you do an OOT thread? I would love to see what other items you are including in your bags!!!!

              Originally Posted by MJKH 

              TORI!  Just when I thought my OOT bag shopping was finished, I saw your post last night and rushed over to Michaels in Saskatoon for those cute sewing kits.  They were $1.50 each here...I cleaned out the shelf and I managed to get 21 orange, green and pink kits which was perfect.  The funny thing was that the clerk said they've had them for at least a month already, which meant that I've probably walked passed them 4 or 5 times on my shopping trips there!  Thanks for the inspiration : )

               

              I'm glad I started shopping as early as I did...my favourite find so far are these jute bags from Dollarama I'll be using for our OOT bags in Mexico.  I'll be attaching a tag to the bag with our "logo".  Just waiting for my first shipment of freebies from Vistaprint to see how that works out in the end.  

               



              How big are the bags? I went to my local Dollar Tree last night and I did find a few fuschia tote bags, but they seemed so much smaller than the photos on here. I didn't buy them because I couldn't imaging everything fitting. I was thinking maybe they were out of the larger ones?
               



               



               



              #87 torilynnsmith

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                Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:05 AM


                Sorry just saw your post, I would suggest NOT going to Buffalo as I think my mom and I hit EVERY dollar tree in buffalo, amherst, tonawanda, niagara and the surrounding areas lol  We were on a mission.  Another bride on BDW mentioned she had called the warehouse and they are officially out of stock (probably a month or 2 ago) coming back in February 2012 (too late for me!) and what the stores have left is all there is.  They are EXTREMELY popular, I even came across an ebay seller selling them for $10 a bag which just made me ANGRY as I know he bought them for $1!  If this is the style of bag you are set on I recommend checking out the Oriental Trading bags, they are slightly more expensive I think 12 for $20 + shipping but they are the same style etc and you can get them all in one colour! Let me know if you would like the link!!!

                 

                As far as I have heard from brides on here and other pages the Dollar Tree Jumbo totes we all love so much are pretty much SOLD OUT everywhere!

                Originally Posted by hatfiehm 

                Hey Tori or others. I went to some dollartrees in wisconsin but could not find ANY of the totes that everyone loves so much.  Anyone seen them lately or are they no longer available?  I am in toronto, so maybe I should try Buffalo?

                I would hate to go all they way there and be unsuccessful. :(



                 



                #88 torilynnsmith

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                  Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:07 AM


                  Holly just saw your date and if you aren't crazy like me and don't NEED to have your bags done 7 months in advance I would suggest waiting and ordering them when they come back in stock on the dollar tree website next year (February/March I am told!)  You can order them by the case and even have them delivered to a dollar tree in buffalo and go over and get them!  At least that way you are sure to get them, otherwise you could just make a trip and hope they have been shipped and are in store!!!

                   

                  Hope this helps :)

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                  Originally Posted by hatfiehm 

                  Hey Tori or others. I went to some dollartrees in wisconsin but could not find ANY of the totes that everyone loves so much.  Anyone seen them lately or are they no longer available?  I am in toronto, so maybe I should try Buffalo?

                  I would hate to go all they way there and be unsuccessful. :(



                   



                  #89 Ash000

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                    Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:27 PM

                    These are amazing!  I am truly inspired!!!  I would love to see the templates, but it keeps saying I don't have privileges.  Maybe I will have to try again at home!



                    #90 kad1010

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                      Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:53 PM

                      Thanks so much, that definitely makes sense. They were very small. I asked the girl there and she said they did have the tan & pink ones over on the wall and I searched and searched but couldn't any!
                       

                      Originally Posted by torilynnsmith 

                      The bags I got are 19" jumbo totes.  They are the perfect size and fit a bath/beach towel no problem.  Unfortunately they sold out VERY quickly online and in the dollar tree stores from what I understand.  We went to 5 or 6 stores to get mine and just lucked in at ONE store, the rest were sold out.  They came out with a 14" tote that I saw online I am wondering if this is what you saw (solid colour) they are the same quality but more of a lunch bag or small purse size.  I didn't think they would be THAT much smaller but when I saw them I was SHOCKED!  Your OOTs would definitely be full but I don't see the bag itself being re-used!    Hope this provides a little clarification!!!!



                       



                       






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