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#1861 danak71

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    Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:27 AM

    Originally Posted by PuntaBride 

    What is everyone doing for gift for their guests?

     

    We got personalized tumblers and key holders ... I don't know if I should do canvas bags.  I worry that guests won't use them past the wedding or they bring their own beach bags anyways.

    Our final count is 51 guests. We're purchasing totes when we get to Mexico for each person (thought I could negotiate for nicer bags at a better rate there than on a website) and we're filling it with:

     

    1. Custom doorhangers we had made (1 per room)

    2. Itinerary

    3. Welcome Letter

    4. Oh Sh*t Kit (with tums, bandaid, advil, shout wipe, hangover recipe)

    5. Cute glass bottles with cork stoppers filled with sand from the beach and custom favor tag tied to it (guests will pour a little of the sand into our sand ceremony frame and then have the rest to keep)

    6. Love Butter with favor tag (body butter that my cousin makes herself and is giving us to put in all the guests bags). It has shea butter in it and also is a natural sunblock

    7. Small bottle of Hendricks Gin (my fiance's last name) with mixer and a cute note.

    8. Room key/tip holder

    9. Cigars for the guys

     

    We're also picking up handpainted margarita glasses that will be at each place setting at the reception and handpainted maracas.

     

    We're taking our wedding party and participants to the spa for the hydrotherapy/aqua wellness session (Girls in one group and guys in another) and we're taking all the guests on a private catamaran for a day.

     

    In addition, I hosted a bridesmaid luncheon for my girls and my mom and gave the girls foot jewelry that I had made from someone on Etsy and a framed photo of me and them. The frame served as their place setting at the luncheon and I'm planning to have wedding photos of me and each of them to replace that picture after the wedding. The guys got custom cufflinks.



    #1862 PuntaBride

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      Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:20 AM

      Originally Posted by KDoyle 

      Hi PuntaBride, we did the bag thing, with key holders, cards, the 3 diff kits for snacks, hangover and survival, and the personalized tumblers... I thought the same about the bags but truthfully all I did was put the date and location ...I didn't reference us on the screen printing of the bags so that they could use it again...and I do think cause I decided to go with the better quality that ppl will likely use them again...I know I would. here's some pics for you,..the palm tree is more for single guys the other one with flowers is for ladies and or couples. They are a really good quality. 

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Are your bags from vista print?  How much did they cost per bag?  I have the same tumblers and stickers :)  They're great!



      #1863 KDoyle

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        Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:46 AM

        Originally Posted by PuntaBride 

         

        Are your bags from vista print?  How much did they cost per bag?  I have the same tumblers and stickers :)  They're great!

         

        YAY! :) They are so great!  ...and yes I did get the bags from Vistaprint. I actually got them when they had the 33%off  entire site ...so I think I paid $7 a bag? 



        #1864 KDoyle

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          Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:58 PM

          Originally Posted by danak71 

          Our final count is 51 guests. We're purchasing totes when we get to Mexico for each person (thought I could negotiate for nicer bags at a better rate there than on a website) and we're filling it with:

           

          1. Custom doorhangers we had made (1 per room)

          2. Itinerary

          3. Welcome Letter

          4. Oh Sh*t Kit (with tums, bandaid, advil, shout wipe, hangover recipe)

          5. Cute glass bottles with cork stoppers filled with sand from the beach and custom favor tag tied to it (guests will pour a little of the sand into our sand ceremony frame and then have the rest to keep)

          6. Love Butter with favor tag (body butter that my cousin makes herself and is giving us to put in all the guests bags). It has shea butter in it and also is a natural sunblock

          7. Small bottle of Hendricks Gin (my fiance's last name) with mixer and a cute note.

          8. Room key/tip holder

          9. Cigars for the guys

           

          We're also picking up handpainted margarita glasses that will be at each place setting at the reception and handpainted maracas.

           

          We're taking our wedding party and participants to the spa for the hydrotherapy/aqua wellness session (Girls in one group and guys in another) and we're taking all the guests on a private catamaran for a day.

           

          In addition, I hosted a bridesmaid luncheon for my girls and my mom and gave the girls foot jewelry that I had made from someone on Etsy and a framed photo of me and them. The frame served as their place setting at the luncheon and I'm planning to have wedding photos of me and each of them to replace that picture after the wedding. The guys got custom cufflinks.

          WOW! Wish i was your guest LOL, that is very generous! I would have done the private catamaran ...and should have now in hind sight ...but we opted for the full private dinner and reception which is costing a small fortune at the resort we are going top :( Sounds likely your guests will fee very special and loved! :)



          #1865 danak71

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            Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:11 PM

            Originally Posted by KDoyle 

            WOW! Wish i was your guest LOL, that is very generous! I would have done the private catamaran ...and should have now in hind sight ...but we opted for the full private dinner and reception which is costing a small fortune at the resort we are going top :( Sounds likely your guests will fee very special and loved! :)

            Hahahaha...it just kept evolving. Every time Marcus turned around I had added something else! LOL

             

            I forgot I'm including Emergen-C packets in the Oh Sh*t Kits....I got all of the stuff for the kit on ebay for really cheap which helped!



            #1866 KDoyle

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              Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:24 PM

              Originally Posted by danak71 

              Hahahaha...it just kept evolving. Every time Marcus turned around I had added something else! LOL

               

              I forgot I'm including Emergen-C packets in the Oh Sh*t Kits....I got all of the stuff for the kit on ebay for really cheap which helped!

              Ya Andrew put a stop to anything further LOL...although I keep trying to sneak stuff into them. (right now I'm trying to get customized playing cards done in time) LOL

               

              Our Hangover Kits:

              2 packs of Emergen-C

              Pepto Bismol,

              6 tablet pack pf Aleve/Advil,

              Alkaseltzer.

               

              Survival kit;

              nail files (i got tropical color ones lol)

              Gum

              aloe,

              lens cleaner wipes (4)

              bandaids,

              Kleenex packet,

              2 Blistex lip balms with spf,

              purell wipes

               

              Snack Attack Kit;

              Skittles

              Welch's fruit gummies

              Pepperoni sticks

              peanut butter cups

              Milk Duds

              Mints

              Butterfinger chocolate

              Sweet tarts

               

              The canvas tote they are getting the personalized tumblers, welcome package, scrub puff, deck of cards, and Key card carrier

               

              Our bridal party -we bought all the guys outfits, linen pants, linen shirts, and these really cool choc brown flip flops that have bottle openers on the bottom of them -if you knew these guys you'd know they will LOVE that LOL

               

              My bridesmaids I got them custom foot jewelery, their jewelery for the day and custom flowers for their hair off etsy, nailpolish same color as their dresses, special luggage tags, and some other goodies for their beach totes (I got them fancier totes as well)

               

              Im running out of time to finish everything let alon order anything more --so Andrew might be in luck!! These gifts are addictive!! LOL



              #1867 chrystine888

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                Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:55 AM

                Originally Posted by KDoyle 

                Hi PuntaBride, we did the bag thing, with key holders, cards, the 3 diff kits for snacks, hangover and survival, and the personalized tumblers... I thought the same about the bags but truthfully all I did was put the date and location ...I didn't reference us on the screen printing of the bags so that they could use it again...and I do think cause I decided to go with the better quality that ppl will likely use them again...I know I would. here's some pics for you,..the palm tree is more for single guys the other one with flowers is for ladies and or couples. They are a really good quality. 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                KDoyle!

                 

                My bags look almost the same as yours!  LOL!  Great minds....

                 

                 

                 

                We're including Survival kits, Custom Stadium cups with lids and straws, pads of paper with custom pens, custom flip flop bottle opener magnets, and custom key/tip holder coil bracelets....

                 



                #1868 chrystine888

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                  Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:57 AM

                  Had my first dress fitting last night....  PHFEWWWW!!!!  It still fits!  What a relief!!!  

                  Matt's Bachelor Party is this weekend!  He better behave....  LOL!  ;-)



                  #1869 KDoyle

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                    Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:14 PM

                    Hahahahahaha too funny!!!! Nicely done! We have pretty much the same stuff going in ours as you do lololol

                    Originally Posted by chrystine888 

                    KDoyle!

                     

                    My bags look almost the same as yours!  LOL!  Great minds....

                     

                     

                     

                    We're including Survival kits, Custom Stadium cups with lids and straws, pads of paper with custom pens, custom flip flop bottle opener magnets, and custom key/tip holder coil bracelets....

                     



                    #1870 KDoyle

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                      Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:24 PM

                      Originally Posted by chrystine888 

                      Had my first dress fitting last night....  PHFEWWWW!!!!  It still fits!  What a relief!!!  

                      Matt's Bachelor Party is this weekend!  He better behave....  LOL!  ;-)

                      YAY!!! I was pretty excited when mine fit too...but I had ordered it 2 sizes too small LOL....Andrew has his Bachelor Party next weekend...I just told him to remember that mine is after his meaning whatever's good for him is good for me also hahahahahahaha. Im more worried they are going to drink him to death :s The guys are a little wild in our wedding party...lol






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