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#3071 AndreaandAaron

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    Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:19 AM

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    #3072 Ploman

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      Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

      I am flying West Jet, and it sounds like they are very strict. I am bringing my dress as carry-on, but that counts as the only carry-on that I am allowed. Plus it doesn't sound like it gets a special compartment anywhere, it has to be crammed with other people's stuff :(

      Our plane is sold out too so hopefully the other passengers are sympathetic. Haha then again, 78 of the 120 person flight are my guests, so hopefully no problems lol. 


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      #3073 Jodez

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        Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

        Just out of curiosity, how much is a reasonable amount to spend on an OOO bag? Our budget is small, which is why we're doing the destination route to begin with. Also, do you make them per per person, or per couple?

        #3074 soonCB

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          Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

          Originally Posted by Jodez 

          Just out of curiosity, how much is a reasonable amount to spend on an OOO bag? Our budget is small, which is why we're doing the destination route to begin with. Also, do you make them per per person, or per couple?

          My opinion is that the OOT bags is whatever you are able to spend. I would not worry too much about the costs as I don't think a lot of guests expect them (I know mine certainly don't). I have also talked to some others (not in the forum) who have been to multiple destination weddings and they never got anything (not even a favor). In the end I think it depends on what you would like to give your guests and how much you are able to spend. We probably spent about $25 a bag (estimate) and are doing 1 per couple or single person. But we are making sure there is double in each bag for couples (if that makes sense, so like 2 cups, 2 key holder/tip things etc)

           

          Originally Posted by jreist 

          I am flying West Jet, and it sounds like they are very strict. I am bringing my dress as carry-on, but that counts as the only carry-on that I am allowed. Plus it doesn't sound like it gets a special compartment anywhere, it has to be crammed with other people's stuff :(

          Our plane is sold out too so hopefully the other passengers are sympathetic. Haha then again, 78 of the 120 person flight are my guests, so hopefully no problems lol. 

          That is so exciting that you are leaving so soon!! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back! I am sure they will figure something out for your dress. You are the bride after all and have most of the plane filled with your guests! I think you should at least get some place to put your dress where it won't get squished or damaged!



          #3075 Ploman

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            Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:10 AM

            Originally Posted by Jodez 

            Just out of curiosity, how much is a reasonable amount to spend on an OOO bag? Our budget is small, which is why we're doing the destination route to begin with. Also, do you make them per per person, or per couple?

            I made them per couple, and for the single people, they each got their own. 

            We spent about $8/person averaged, but I think in retrospect I would have gotten less. I just found the fun stuff after I'd already bought other stuff hehe. If I could go back in time, I would only have bought the sunglasses and the Factory 21 Mugs. 


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            #3076 Peach

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              Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

              Jodez, you can spend whatever you like on OOT bags, depending on what you put in them, We did per couple and single people get their own. Just the OOT bag items will probably average out to cost $3 (yay Vistaprint and dollar store) each bag, though if we put our favours in there it will be much more. Have not decided that yet.

               

              You can really do whatever you like with them. Make them as extravagant or simple as you like. :)



              #3077 cglouie

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                Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

                For my loot bags, I'm going to make it really practical. Bandaids, aloe vera, emergence packets, advil, tiger balm, wipes, tums, anti you know what, etc. I was going to add Pringles, cookies, etc., but I thought everyone is going to eat and drink way too much on this trip, why add to it? Tiger balm is great for bites, headaches or tummy aches. I'm also going to make a currency exchange chart so people can easily whip it out and figure out the cost. 



                #3078 AndreaandAaron

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                  Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:27 PM

                  The currency exchange chart is a smart idea!



                  #3079 Jodez

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                    Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:35 AM

                    [quote name="Peach" url="/t/74816/canadian-brides/3030#post_1850889"]Jodez, you can spend whatever you like on OOT bags, depending on what you put in them, We did per couple and single people get their own. Just the OOT bag items will probably average out to cost $3 (yay Vistaprint and dollar store) each bag, though if we put our favours in there it will be much more. Have not decided that yet. You can really do whatever you like with them. Make them as extravagant or simple as you like. :) How is vistaprint part of your OOT bag? I've got ideas for what to put in, but I'm curious as to what you meant by this? Thanks so much for everyone's thoughts! I was honestly starting to think this was going to turn into a ridiculous amount, and am SO relieved it really doesn't have to be. I want our guests to know I appreciate them, but needed the reassurance, I guess!

                    #3080 Peach

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                      Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

                      Originally Posted by Jodez 

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                      Originally Posted by Peach 

                      Jodez, you can spend whatever you like on OOT bags, depending on what you put in them, We did per couple and single people get their own. Just the OOT bag items will probably average out to cost $3 (yay Vistaprint and dollar store) each bag, though if we put our favours in there it will be much more. Have not decided that yet.
                      You can really do whatever you like with them. Make them as extravagant or simple as you like. :)
                      How is vistaprint part of your OOT bag? I've got ideas for what to put in, but I'm curious as to what you meant by this?
                      Thanks so much for everyone's thoughts! I was honestly starting to think this was going to turn into a ridiculous amount, and am SO relieved it really doesn't have to be. I want our guests to know I appreciate them, but needed the reassurance, I guess!

                      I loaded up on free stuff. It used to be easier to find. 

                      Notebooks and notepads, sticky notes, pens, keychains, and I made 5 postcards per person.

                      Things like that.






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