Well here are my OOT bags......with lots of ideas and "borrowed" items from a lot of fabulous people.....Mochamakes3, Coconoir, several other ladies from here.........
I ended up needing to make 22 bags. I made one for each couple and I have a couple of singles so they don't have to share their
I ordered the bags from Oriental Trading Company. They came 12 to a package for $11.99 and I ordered 2 packages. Bags really are the perfect size to take to the pool with reading material, sunscreen, hats, glasses and even be able to put a towel in if you need to.
I started accumulating items in January. Every time I walked into Target I hit the dollar section and travel kits aisle.
I ordered the Advil, Pepto, Immodium, Shout to go wipes and the bug spray wipes from vendors on Amazon. They ended up being roughly $0.50 a piece. (Sorry since I'm packing I have lost the receipts I planned on itemizing but moving boxes have taken over my wedding corner.)
The hand sanitizers and aloe vera were $1.00 each. Target
Tissues were $1.00 for a package of 4....$0.25/each Target
Crosswords $1.00 Target
I put one of each in each baggie. And then added at least one more of each med in til I ran out.
First aid kits I ordered from ebay and they were $1.00 each.
VISTAPRINT has been my BFF through all of this!!! Use them as much as you can. Also check for Groupon and Living Social deals I purchase 2 vouchers for $70 worth of merchandise for $17. So it basically paid for all of my shipping on my free items plus some.
Stickers for first aid kits.....free
Thank you cards........free
Bic Pens....free from my school supply box
Folder for pre-travel brochure, map of resort (with wedding location marked with an x), spa price list, salon price list and resort credit flyer with tours and upgrades.....these also came from my school stash.
I also sent our reminder cards about 3 months before and they were free as well.
I can't remember who I got the wedding survival topper from but I'll email or post if anyone would like it.
Key holders I purchased from SpecialistID I think I bought 30 for $13.50.......$0.45 each
Luggage tags holders I got from Amazon (I don't remember the vendor) and they were $1.00 each.
I attached the thank you cards with some curling ribbon on the handle.
I could have easily kept buying stuff if I had allowed myself because by far this has been the best part of planning my wedding! But we are on a pretty tight budget and still have decorations, sound system and other incidentals to get for the big day. I might toss in koozies because we ordered them for our AHR but haven't decided just yet. I know most of the time resorts serve the drink in plastic cups and not sure how well it would work out.
Some of these are making it to their rightful owners this weekend when I head to my hometown for my first shower. I didn't want to hassle with mailing most of them so I figured toting them for a 7 hour trip isn't that difficult. Some will have to be mailed but the rest will be delivered at the next shower when we will see the majority of our group that's going with us.
Anywhoooo if any of you see something and want more details on it just let me know and I'll get it to you. If you see something I "borrowed" and didn't give you credit for it let me know and I'll give you the shout out on here. I want everyone to get the credit they deserve for the craftiness!!
I have a pre-travel brochure I'll post on here tomorrow. I have that file on a different computer.