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#181 shan0487

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:14 AM

I bought the $3 cups at Wal-mart- they have different colors during the different seasons.  I bought the orange, red, green and blue ones.  They look very similair to the Dollar Tree ones but they have a rubber gripper thing around the middle of them and the cups are clear with colored straws and grippers.  I bought vinyl decals off a seller on Etsy to have the first letter of everyone's name so everyone can tell their cups apart!

 

Allie- Are you putting a note in the cups so people know to use the cups on the trip? 

 

I think we are going to have a pre-Mexico gathering at our house before we leave to hand out all the bags before we leave for Mexico that leave around us, so we only have to bring about 4 bags with us for the out of town people.   

 

I am planning on putting the cups, Tums, hand sanitizer, welcome letter and timeline in mine.  I might buy cheap sunglasses and small things of sunscreen if we can find it also. 



#182 AllieH

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:56 AM

I will check out Wal-mart if we end up having to buy more of the cups. thanks for that tip!! 

 

I will probably put a tag or something on the cups with the "to have and to hold and to keep your drink cold" on it. I'm the queen of tags lol

 

We will have to haul the bags to Mexico, as the vast majority of our guests are not local. that's another reason we were trying to keep it fairly simple. we are planning to hand them out at our welcome dinner. Right now I know we have 2 people for sure, and up to 6 who are staying at other properties. I'm not sure if they will come to our resort for the welcome dinner, and honestly not sure if i'm going to bother with bags for them. if we don't give them to them until the day of the wedding, its kind of a moot point. 

 

My mom and best friend are coming out in September, so I will probably send some things back with them to bring to Mexico for us.

 

I had these bookmarked 24 pairs of sunglasses for $50, as I wanted to do them too. I loved the "take these so you aren't blinded by our love" line - cracked me up. I know..I'm completely corny!! 


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Originally Posted by shan0487 

I bought the $3 cups at Wal-mart- they have different colors during the different seasons.  I bought the orange, red, green and blue ones.  They look very similair to the Dollar Tree ones but they have a rubber gripper thing around the middle of them and the cups are clear with colored straws and grippers.  I bought vinyl decals off a seller on Etsy to have the first letter of everyone's name so everyone can tell their cups apart!

 

Allie- Are you putting a note in the cups so people know to use the cups on the trip? 

 

I think we are going to have a pre-Mexico gathering at our house before we leave to hand out all the bags before we leave for Mexico that leave around us, so we only have to bring about 4 bags with us for the out of town people.   

 

I am planning on putting the cups, Tums, hand sanitizer, welcome letter and timeline in mine.  I might buy cheap sunglasses and small things of sunscreen if we can find it also. 

 


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

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#183 shan0487

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:15 AM

haha, that is corny but I like it! :) I don't know if I'll just put a slip of paper in the cup or just tell everyone when I give them their bags beforehand....decisions decisions, lol.

 

Thanks- Ill check out those sunglasses- they have some cheap ones on this website too- windycitynovelties.com I think it's like $9 for a dozen.

Originally Posted by AllieH 

I will check out Wal-mart if we end up having to buy more of the cups. thanks for that tip!! 

 

I will probably put a tag or something on the cups with the "to have and to hold and to keep your drink cold" on it. I'm the queen of tags lol

 

We will have to haul the bags to Mexico, as the vast majority of our guests are not local. that's another reason we were trying to keep it fairly simple. we are planning to hand them out at our welcome dinner. Right now I know we have 2 people for sure, and up to 6 who are staying at other properties. I'm not sure if they will come to our resort for the welcome dinner, and honestly not sure if i'm going to bother with bags for them. if we don't give them to them until the day of the wedding, its kind of a moot point. 

 

My mom and best friend are coming out in September, so I will probably send some things back with them to bring to Mexico for us.

 

I had these bookmarked 24 pairs of sunglasses for $50, as I wanted to do them too. I loved the "take these so you aren't blinded by our love" line - cracked me up. I know..I'm completely corny!! 


http://www.amazon.co...g=vglnkc4025-20

 

 

 

 



#184 McLecker

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    Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:39 AM

    Good ideas on the sunglasses. I saw some but they were $3.5 each! It all adds up eh?!  And - I feel the same way about guests not staying at the resort. .... do they get bags??? Maybe modified versions?



    #185 McLecker

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      Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:34 AM

      K I'm clearly goign to have to go on the hunt for those cheap cups! Well done on those prices!



      #186 McLecker

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        Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:18 PM

        Anybody having the problem where they have TOO MANY people coming?? I just had 5 more people say they want to come.... we are already at 54 people for one week in Cabo.... and now we will be almost at 60 if I say yes. we are SO over budget...... what do we do? tell them no?? ...stressing.....



        #187 AllieH

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        Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:01 PM

        I would tell them no...or tell them they can take advantage of your group rates, but you don't have the budget for them to attend the reception and festivities. Or...tell them they can attend, but they will need to pay - that should piss them off enough that they don't want to go anymore. 

         

        It's rude to invite yourself to a wedding, even a destination one! 

        Originally Posted by McLecker 

        Anybody having the problem where they have TOO MANY people coming?? I just had 5 more people say they want to come.... we are already at 54 people for one week in Cabo.... and now we will be almost at 60 if I say yes. we are SO over budget...... what do we do? tell them no?? ...stressing.....

         


         

        Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

        Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

        El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

        AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


        #188 FranksJewel

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          Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:03 AM

          HI ladies-

          If you have a Meijers by you, I just bought my Oot bags...got them for $6.00 each. Huge Green and white beach bags. All their bags are 75% off- couldn't beat it!



          #189 McLecker

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            Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:08 PM

            Originally Posted by AllieH 

            I would tell them no...or tell them they can take advantage of your group rates, but you don't have the budget for them to attend the reception and festivities. Or...tell them they can attend, but they will need to pay - that should piss them off enough that they don't want to go anymore. 

             

            It's rude to invite yourself to a wedding, even a destination one! 

             

            She was on the guest list but had said No. Now everyone has booked and planning is done and they've changed their mind. I ended up caving and saying they can come. My MoH gave me some good advice. She said in 10 years, will I look back and be glad she was there or will I look back and still be freaked about the extra couple hundred bucks.... good perspective. So even though our budget (which was based on the 35 people we expected, not the 58 we actually have attending) is WAY over..... it means a lot that friends still want to come. Can't believe how many people are coming.



            #190 essandpea

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              Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:30 PM

              My BDW email alerts aren't working! Glad I checked back in myself.

               

              Welcome, McLecker! Whenever we get stressed out about how many people are coming (we're at 131 adults + kids!), we try to remind ourselves how lucky we are to have so many people willing to make such a big trip for us. Not that Los Cabos or Tulum are rough places to go ;-). Of course, our RSVP deadline isn't until late September, so we'll see how I feel if/when people change their minds after that date!

               

              Our OOT bags: a welcome packet (itinerary for the few days we're together, local to do/to eat, maps, etc.), an emergency kit (bandaids, Advil, Pepto tablets, Alka Seltzer tablets), and some toiletries (wet wipes, insect repellant wipes, sunscreen wipes, Kleenex). We are thinking of adding bottled water and some snacks since the ride to Tulum from the airport is 90 minutes. I've been scouring dollar stores for the bags and have gotten pretty much everything else on Amazon or Minimus.biz, a website recommended a lot on this forum. Also check out La Fresh's sales for some nice eco-friendly products. Oh, and we're also getting a bunch of hats (bucket hats, visors, straw hats, cowboy hats, etc.) from dollar stores. Total for each bag will probably come to about $8. It's a lot when you add it up, but we thought it was important to do this since people are coming from so far away and spending so much money themselves to come!






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