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#1 emmah98

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    Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:46 AM

    Hi there

     

    This is the first time I've posted here. Not sure if I'm posting in the right place.

     

    My fiance and I are getting married in Jamaica in May. We want to do something for the people traveling with us. We thought about doing OOT bags, but would prefer to do something different as we've attend DW's and receive OOT bags and so have many of our DW guests.

     

    We've thought about sending our guests a framed photo from our wedding - perhaps us with each couple - or having a gift on the table when we have dinner at the resort after the wedding.

     

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated?

     

    Thanks

    Emma



    #2 boscobel

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      Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:48 AM

      First, here are some links that you may find helpful:

       

      If you have not done so, you may want to:
       
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      As for you question...  I'm not a fan of the framed photo b/c it just doesn't seem practical to me.  I don't have a ton of photos around my house though, so maybe that's just me, but I wouldn't put up a pic of us from someone's wedding with the couple.  I would put it in a book or something, but I wouldn't display it around my house.

       

      You can always do a little bottle of liquor or something unique to the area of where you are getting married. 

       

      My all time favorite favors at wedding are always when it's fancy chocolate.  Maybe you can find a local place to get a fancy dessert or something?



      #3 nimbleknits

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        Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:11 PM

        Hi Emma,

         

        If you have never been to Jamaica before, they have fabulous rum - how about getting the adhesive labels printed before your wedding with your names & the date, and then purchase a bottle of the local rum for each guest when at the resort, put the wedding labels on, and then have a bottle for each guest waiting either as they check in, or at the reception dinner (if you are having one).

         

        Jen



        #4 emmah98

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          Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:08 AM

          Thank you for the info Carly. I'll have a look at the links you sent.

           

          Thank you Jen. I like that idea!

           

          Its really hard to come up with an idea other than OOT bags.

           

          If you think of anything else, please let me know.

           

          Emma



          #5 Sllefebvr

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            Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:06 AM

            Emma,

             

            My FI and I are doing oot bags but we are also doing some "different things"

             

            1) We are hand delivering these cookies ( http://luluscookies.com/order_case.htm ) to everybody at their room when they arrive

             

            2) We are doing pashminas for all of the ladies but not in the OOT bags we are having them embroidered with each ladies name and they will be placed on the chairs at the ceremony.

             

            3) We are also as a favor for our wedding getting little glass bottles with cork stoppers etched with the words Negril Jamaica for everybody to take some sand home with them. Those will be at our cocktail reception!!

             

            Hope this helps!



            #6 AllieH

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            Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:11 AM

            I am thinking about doing wind chimes. 

             

            These are the ones I like: http://www.theweddin...hime-favors.htm

             

            Or if we scale back a little, maybe ornaments for everyone, and wind chimes for our families. 

             

            I also want to do a travel mug of some sort. Thinking about getting the cheap ones from Oriental Trading Co. and creating my own insert. 

             

             

             

             


             

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

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            #7 AllieH

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            Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:12 AM

            Another idea that was suggested to me as a favor is spices. Again using your own custom label. 

             

            You could also do coffee from Jamaica instead of rum if you have folks who don't drink alcohol in your group. 


             

            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


            #8 emmah98

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              Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:36 PM

              Hi ladies

               

              Thank you for the ideas. They're all fantastic.

               

              I do LOVE the glass bottle idea so guests can take sand home with them - I think it would be a nice activity for everyone as well.

               



              #9 Rachelg717

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                Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:08 PM

                You ladies are very creative.. I may have to borrow some of these

                #10 Rachelg717

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                  Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:09 PM

                  :D




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