Originally Posted by Peach
In terms of the OOT/favour debate, we are being extremely generous (I think, anyway!) with our OOT bags, which we are giving out at the airport (so people can look at them during our overnight stopover/on the plane, and to save on packing real estate), so I think we will be using those just as favours. Each couple (or maybe person...) will get a bag (vistaprint), bubba keg, digital video camera, welcome information packet (which includes activity pages and is going to be placed in those small photo albums from the dollar store, so they can use the albums for pictures after), mini survival kit (SPF lip balm, aloe, conditioner maybe [since I do not think the resort has any in the bathrooms], etc.) and vistaprint items: keychain, pen, hat, notepad.
I really do not think that we will do favours other than that. We are having bubbles at the wedding that guests can keep, and just paper fan programs, also the place cards are personalized shells, which people can keep of course.
We have a small group coming (about 15 we think) so I wanted to be generous. But I am still on a budget!
We are also just doing OOT bags. Like other have commented, I don't think our guests will expect an OOT bag and I personally think it's better than a favor. For budget reasons we can't afford to do favors as well. Since our wedding is off resort, costs are higher than we originally expected. In our OOT bags we are including insulated mugs, a beach bag, an "oh sh!t kit", badge/key holders, and a Welcome Book like Peache's (We were able to score the photo albums for 50cents I think from Superstore awhile back!). I originally wanted to do underwater cameras, but we bought extra stuff, so we spent more than expected.
Peach, Have you started your Welcome Books? I have mine almost all printed, but thinking about adding a few extra pages as there are still blank pages