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#1 flygirl

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    Posted 14 September 2007 - 12:19 PM

    Okay, so I had the cutest idea...or so I thought

    for my OOT bags, I was going to get a beachbag and put in sunscreen, playing cards, lotion, advil, a bookmark, shoutwipes, and (here's the kicker) monogrammed beach towels!
    my mom has a monogramming sewing machine, so i wanted to find a set of beach towels and have her monogram the name of the resort and the wedding date...soooooooooooooo cute, right?

    well, my fi doesn't think it's a really good idea b/c
    -people don't need beach towels, the resort provides them
    -we are going to have to lug about 50 towels to mexico (I have 25 OOT bags to make)
    -and the guests are going to have to find room in their suitcases to lug the beach towels home

    What do we think? Yeah or nay on the beach towels?

    #2 PaulaV

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      Posted 14 September 2007 - 12:24 PM

      Hi! I say it's not worth it for the reasons you already mentioned.
      There is a post somewhere on the forum about it.

      I am actually against taking anything very bulky for the OOT bags.

      #3 PaulaV

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        Posted 14 September 2007 - 12:24 PM

        I just noticed you are a Dreams bride as well... when is your wedding date?

        #4 Tammy1958

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          Posted 14 September 2007 - 12:26 PM

          This is what I got for my guests:Airplane Luggage Tag Wedding Favors - $3.69

          The reason being the same about the beach towels. so many towels to bring to Mexico. We also purchased some plastic hearts that open, we are putting mints inside and on the outside a picture of us with our wedding date.

          #5 cheese_diva

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            Posted 14 September 2007 - 12:30 PM

            The beach towels are a GREAT idea, but too bulky. When we went for our site visit, we realized how much stuff we were bringing.. We were lucky enough to go early and bring two totes and a large duffle bag, but still have a ton of stuff between pashminas and flip flops we're going to have sooo much stuff.

            I love that your mom has a machine. Hoodies and stuff are soo expensive to have done.. I bet she can do all that for you. (If that's your thing)
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            #6 Chiquita

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              Posted 14 September 2007 - 12:31 PM

              I originally thought of having beach towels too in our OOT bags, but it's just too much to bring with us. I would lean towards just bringing smaller things..

              #7 JPMO

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                Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:20 PM

                I provided beach towels in my OOT bags but not all of them. My guests did use them since they were more plush than those at the resort. It was bulky ( we had two coffin storage bins) but I loved the end result. I wish that I could have monogrammed them but cost did not permit.... I would've selected my logo instead of the resorts name to keep the theme.

                In hindsight I wish I would've done really classy looking margarita glasses or shot glasses as well/instead of. To appease FI if necessary suggest a smaller item. Good luck!

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                #8 MikkiStreak

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                  Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:40 PM

                  We're doing beach towels in ours. It's part of the overall theme of the OOT bags--- We just got basic cheap towels that were on sale at Anna's Linens and are putting in suntan lotion, after-sun care, custom word puzzles (based on marriage and each of our interests) and pens, hard plastic re-usable margarita glasses in our wedding colors, travel size tequila bottles, beach themed notebooks, cards / poker chips, beach themed travel candles, bath salts in our wedding colors, snacks, and some other stuff I'm not remembering right now...

                  #9 JulieG

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                    Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:42 PM

                    I wanted to do the towels as well. Then I realised how much we have to bring with us and how much of a hassle towels would be and they just weigh too much. So, I decided against it. They might not be to expensive to make but I bet you will go over on your weight because of them, and that will end up costing you a lot more.

                    I say leave them out, or just get that and not an OOT bag.

                    #10 Jenn

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                      Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:45 PM

                      We're doing beach towels with our monogram. We only have 22 guests though. I don't think I'd do them if we had a large party simply because of the weight. You could distribute them before the wedding, so you don't have to fly with all of them.

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