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Acireta's OOT Bags - Tons of Pictures & Templates

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#1 acireta

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    Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:57 PM

    I absolutely loved making these bags! I think this was one of my favorite projects throughout this planning process, and I’m really excited to share them with you all.


    We got the bags from Cheap Totes, and they were totally worth the price ($2.89). They’re a nice large size with a big pocket on the outside, and the quality is great.





    I made tags for each bag on shimmer cardstock, and used a 3” punch from Michaels (with a coupon of course!)





    I did separate welcome packets for cruising guests and St. Thomas guests. I ended up making my own folders from black cardstock because I couldn’t find the right size folders I needed. I tied each folder with ribbon and a welcome monogram.


    Welcome Packet Contents

    • Welcome postcard (Vistaprint)

    welcome postcard liberty.JPG

    • Wedding week events (Vistaprint)

    wedding week events.JPG

    • Wedding day timeline (Vistaprint)

    wedding day timeline cruising guests.JPG

    • Photoshare business cards glued to one of the pockets (Vistaprint)

    photoshare cards for oot bag.JPG

    • St. Thomas postcards (postcards from paradise.jpg

      • Door hangers (Vistaprint)

      door hangers.jpg

      • Photo release form for the cruising guests (from Carnival, see templates below)
      • Recipe cards (from Jules23, Vistaprint)


      • Keycard/tip holder on lanyard (photo 1.JPG



        Here's the whole welcome packet all put together:











        To be continued...


    Erica & Al - April 3, 2012 - St. Thomas, USVI

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    #2 acireta

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      Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:29 PM

      I included a few different bags with stuff for the guests in the OOT bags. Brandy’s kit labels by Rebecca were a huge inspiration for the toppers for these kits.


      In Sickness and In Health – Carnival Liberty/St. Thomas Survival Kit

      • Dramamine (www.cheaptravelsizes.com)
      • Advil (www.minimus.biz)
      • Band-aids (www.minimus.biz)
      • Neosporin (www.minimus.biz)
      • Mints & gum (Dollar Tree)
      • Purell (Dollar Tree)
      • Tissues (Other BDW brides)
      • Mustang soaps (stores.ebay.com/silkybathnbody)
      • Shout wipes (www.minimus.biz)







      For Better or For Worse – Sun, Sand & Fun Kit

      • Sunscreen (www.cheaptravelsizes.com)
      • Aloe (www.cheaptravelsizes.com)
      • Chapsticks, inspired by Rebecca's design for Brandy (Dollar Tree, shrinkwraps from photo 5.JPG

        • Flip-flop Playing cards (Oriental Trading)
        • Mini personal fans (Oriental Trading)







        In Good Times and In Bad – Live, Laugh, Love Kit

        • Star Wars Pez (Amazon)
        • Personalized shotglasses (Discount Mugs)


        • Personalized guitar picks (www.claytoncustom.com)


        • Starfish wine stoppers (BDW bride a long time ago)






        We included Sudoku/wordsearch books (Dollar Tree) and cosmetics bags (dollar bins at Joann’s Fabric). We got black pashminas for the ladies from Sears, bought on a day when they were ridiculously on sale. I printed the tags on shimmer cardstock and used blue ribbon to tie them.







        To be continued... 

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      #3 acireta

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        Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:52 PM

        I put in a bunch of extras for our parents and bridesmaids.


        For my mom and stepdad, MOB hat and totebag and Team Bride shirt for my stepdad (Vistaprint)




        For Al’s mom, Mother of the Groom shirt and Carnival Liberty totebag (Vistaprint)




        Extras for my bridesmaids:

        • Bridesmaids shirts with nicknames on the back (Target, Michaels)


        • Flip-flops for wedding day (Old Navy)
        • Bridesmaids cosmetics bags (Michaels)
        • Monogrammed jewelry rolls (David’s Bridal)

        jewelry pouch outer.jpg

        • Notebooks and monogrammed post-it notes


        Bridesmaids' stuff all together:

        bridesmaids packages.JPG



        Finally ready to start packing the bags!




        The Total Package 




        Templates and pricing coming up!

        Erica & Al - April 3, 2012 - St. Thomas, USVI

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        #4 acireta

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          Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:00 PM

          Price Breakdown

          Totebags - $2.89

          Keycard/tip holder and lanyard - $.70

          Sudoku/word search book - $1

          Dramamine - $1.29

          Advil - $.44

          Band-aids - $1.25

          Neosporin - $.69

          Mints & gum - $.58

          Purell - $.33

          Tissues - $.25

          Shout wipes - $.39

          Mustang soaps - $.40

          Sunscreen - $1.79

          Aloe - $.99

          Chapstick and shrink wrap - $.55

          Flip-flop Playing cards - $.67

          Mini personal fan and batteries - $1.50

          Star Wars Pez - $1.92

          Starfish wine stopper - $3

          Personalized shotglass - $2.77

          Personalized guitar picks - $.15 (5 picks per bag)

          Pashmina - $4.95

          Cosmetics bag - $.50

          Everything from Vistaprint was free


          Not including paper for kit toppers/folders, ribbon, BM extras and shipping costs, these worked out to $29 per bag, give or take a buck or two for doubling lanyards, soaps and chapsticks in the couples’ bags. We only had to make 12, so it was perfect for our budget.


          I know I went a bit overboard with the pictures, but this thread has really helped me to get organized. I cannot wait to give these bags to our guests at dinner on the first night of the cruise!!

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          #5 acireta

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            #6 leenancy

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              Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

              Wow, these are amazing! You did such a great job. I hope mine turn out have as good as yours. Would you mind if I PM'd you my email address for some of your templates? I have yet to reach enough posts to be able to open them. Again, awesome job!
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              #7 DramaticAnnie

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                Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:06 PM

                WOW! I'm soo impressed! And you're a Carnival Bride too! I'm getting married on the Carnival Dream on April 28th, and I've been on the Liberty - I got engaged on it in 2010! Eeeek :D


                I love everything.. I love your bag, I wish I had spotted that one, I have a similar one but its' got navy trim, and I wanted something more closer to turquoise, oh well. I am uber impressed and so envious of your welcome packets with the timeline and everything in them, wow! I am getting married on embarkation day so they told us we won't even know what time we're getting married until 2 weeks before the wedding date.


                I have put most of my stuff in a 'wedding week survival kit' but I really like how you broke yours up into three little kits.. especially the fun stuff like star wars pez, my fiance would love that. But he would hate it if I broke up all of our survival kits now as we spent a lot of time packing them up.. lol.

                ~Married aboard the cruise ship the 'Carnival Dream'~
                ~Carnival Dream Wedding April 28th, 2012, then set sail on a 7 night Caribbean Cruise April 28th-May 5th, 2012~

                #8 allycat3630

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                  Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:38 AM

                  amazing..  I love all of your ideas

                  #9 Sharon99

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                    Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:15 AM

                    Wow what an amazing job you did. Everything looks so great!

                    #10 emstypes

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                      Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:26 AM

                      Fantastic job!!  I love all the different bag options, and the different gifts you got for your guests.  Very cool!  And our April is just around the corner!!!  :)

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