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I new to this wedding planning and I've never been to a destination wedding, so I was wondering about your OOT bags...how much do they cost on average? do you give one to everyone or one per couple? when do you give them to your guests? are they in lieu of wedding favours on your dinner tables? Any help appreciated!

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Hi cantstopsmiling! There is a lot of room for individuality in making OOT bags. Personally, I'm making one per couple and am giving them to the guests when we arrive at the resort. Cost depends on what you choose to include. I think that mine will end up costing about $25.00 per bag. I've read posts from people who were able to put together beautiful bags for mush less. I've also seen more expensive ones. Hope this helps :)

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Thanks Jessie, I must start thinking about what I'll do for mine. There are some great ideas on this site. I'm loving it!

 

How do you fit all of those OOT bags into your luggage? or do you post them ahead?

 

So many questions!!! :D

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Hi Cantstopsmiling,

I am also doing 1 OOT Bag per couple. I bought my bags off of cheaptotes.com and used iron on transfers to personalize the bags. My OOT bags probably will cost $30 but I am not going to do favors. Some resorts will not allow you to ship the supplies to the resort  ahead of time. If every bride sent them ahead of time that would be a lot of supplies they would have to store. I am bringing my OOT bags with me in a collapsable duffle bag because after i hand them out I can put the duffle bag in my suit case. Hope it helps.



 

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I new to this wedding planning and I've never been to a destination wedding, so I was wondering about your OOT bags...how much do they cost on average? do you give one to everyone or one per couple? when do you give them to your guests? are they in lieu of wedding favours on your dinner tables? Any help appreciated!



 

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I am making one per couple and I think they will end up being about $25-$30 each. Maybe a bit more, but we are only making 7 or 8 of them since we are inviting immediate family only. A lot of the thing I am putting in them are small so I think I will buy a space saver bag to bunch up most of the clothes and hopefully that will leave enough room in our check back for the other wedding stuff we are bringing. We also plan to buy stuff to put in them when we get to Hawaii (like soda, beer, chips, water, and cookies). I have a line on the RSPV for people to let us know what day and time they are arriving so we hope to meet up with everyone upon their arrival to give them away, We will not be doing favors. 

 

I bought by bags off Vistaprint with a Groupon and in addition to the stuff everyone does (like Tylenol, Advil, Pepto, Band-Aids), I am also including a pineapple shaped bottle opener, coozies that look like Hawaiian t-shirts, and beach mats. 

 

Good luck!

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