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I don't know how I managed to miss this thread for so long!  Must remember to scroll down to the chit chat part! lol!

 

We're less than 3 months away from our wedding, and have been tossing back and forth the idea of favours.  We already have OOT bags to hand out at our welcome dinner (they're super full...I went a little overboard I think!).   We're also having bubbles, fans and programs on our seats at the ceremony.  As we're getting married in Jamaica, I had originally made Jamaican Spice favours in cute little containers, but was questioning whether I should just put those in the OOT bags as well because a) they don't REALLY fit with the decor and B) then our guests will have to carry them back to the gazebo for our reception/dance!  What do you think?  At each place setting we'll already have a menu and a seashell place card holder.  We're also handing out sky lanterns and personalized matches at the dinner for the reception as well.  I just don't want to see my guests hauling around too much stuff the night of, or not having room for all of this stuff in their suitcases! Any thoughts? 

 

Happy planning ladies! ;) 

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Oh, there's an easy solution to that...just have a little basket of those nylon collapsable grocery bags that guests can help themselves to at the end of the evening! ; )

 

One of the girls I'm sure on this thread mentioned them not that long ago...she bought hers in Canada.  These are the ones I bought:  http://www.efavormart.com/reusableshoppingbag-fushia.aspx

 

I was concerned about the same thing...between the pashminas, shoes or flip-flops (whichever they don't wear back to their rooms), boxed up leftover cake, maracas...they'll have an armful of stuff to take back.  The only other thing we plan to do is put out a bunch of snack items/treats from Mexico that our guests would not have seen/tried before.  This will be done around 10-ish...about midway thru the dance.   Sounds like you've got lots of great things in store for your guests!  Jealous about the sky lanterns...they're not allowed at our resort due to the dense jungle surrounding...  
 

Originally Posted by BusyBee123 View Post

I don't know how I managed to miss this thread for so long!  Must remember to scroll down to the chit chat part! lol!

 

We're less than 3 months away from our wedding, and have been tossing back and forth the idea of favours.  We already have OOT bags to hand out at our welcome dinner (they're super full...I went a little overboard I think!).   We're also having bubbles, fans and programs on our seats at the ceremony.  As we're getting married in Jamaica, I had originally made Jamaican Spice favours in cute little containers, but was questioning whether I should just put those in the OOT bags as well because a) they don't REALLY fit with the decor and B) then our guests will have to carry them back to the gazebo for our reception/dance!  What do you think?  At each place setting we'll already have a menu and a seashell place card holder.  We're also handing out sky lanterns and personalized matches at the dinner for the reception as well.  I just don't want to see my guests hauling around too much stuff the night of, or not having room for all of this stuff in their suitcases! Any thoughts? 

 

Happy planning ladies! ;) 



 

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Oh, sorry...I totally meant to address the spice packets too.  I would probably put them in the oot bags, use those small clear ziplocs from Dollarama (craft section) that would hold a couple of tablespoons of mix(?)...and attach them to a cute little card with a recipe on it...like maybe a vistaprint postcard?  OR, if your guests are leaving the resort before you as ours are, I might be tempted to see them off with a thank you card in an envelope, the spice mixture and recipe card enclosed.  

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Just wanted to let any of the peacock theme brides out there know that dollarama was just putting out LARGE peacock feather picks fort of today in the craft section.  They would look AWESOME in centrepieces or vases!!!!

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Torilynnsmith! Where did you get your bubba mugs from? Are they heavy?
 

Originally Posted by torilynnsmith View Post

Just OOTS for us,no favours! We are considering our Bubba Mugs the "favour" in the bag and have attached a tag that sort of suggests such....

 



 

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My Finance would loooove this!! Thanks for sharing! I'll have to put an oiler jersey on him tho ;)
 

Originally Posted by Laurelyn View Post

Already posted this on the caketopper theard but thought I would post it here as its soo cute and they ship to Canada!  Its from the website etsy.com and the store name is mudcards.Cake Topper.jpg



 

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cynlee - here is the link to my OOT bag thread

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/74385/oot-bags-templates-pics-and-price-break-down

 

I got the majority of my mugs in the states at Walmart and even picked some up end of the season for like $3 but I had to pick up about 10 more at Canadian Tire the last time they were on sale since we have more people than expected.  They aren't heavy but the 34oz are bulky.  The tumblers are easier to pack so we are lucky the majority of our mugs are those, just the larger size for our wedding party and immediately families

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Thanks so much for the suggestions MJKH!  I've been going back and forth and changing my mind each day!  I had completely forgotten the cake boxes that we'll be giving our guests at dinner as well, seeing as we're having a separate dessert with dinner! More to carry!  I think we may have to go the collapsable bag route!  Goodness...I need to stop shopping!  Thanks again! 
 

Originally Posted by MJKH View Post

Oh, there's an easy solution to that...just have a little basket of those nylon collapsable grocery bags that guests can help themselves to at the end of the evening! ; )

 

One of the girls I'm sure on this thread mentioned them not that long ago...she bought hers in Canada.  These are the ones I bought:  http://www.efavormart.com/reusableshoppingbag-fushia.aspx

 

I was concerned about the same thing...between the pashminas, shoes or flip-flops (whichever they don't wear back to their rooms), boxed up leftover cake, maracas...they'll have an armful of stuff to take back.  The only other thing we plan to do is put out a bunch of snack items/treats from Mexico that our guests would not have seen/tried before.  This will be done around 10-ish...about midway thru the dance.   Sounds like you've got lots of great things in store for your guests!  Jealous about the sky lanterns...they're not allowed at our resort due to the dense jungle surrounding...   

 



 

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