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#1 mrsjdh2b

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    Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:50 PM

    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  DSC00087.JPG

    goodies.

     

    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. 

     

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    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.

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    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.

    Magnets......free

    Notepads......free

    Keycards.......free

    Luggage tags....free

    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.

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    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.

     

    Happy planning!!!

     

     


    June 9, 2012

    Moon Palace Cancun Mexico

    75 room nights book with TA

    41 guests and still counting!


    #2 cruisebride13

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      Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

      great job!!! vistaprint is also my bff hehe :)



      #3 lkterry

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        Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:38 PM

        Awesome.  I love the bags.  I haven't learned how to get great steals on vistaprint yet.  I'll definitely have to check it and groupon out.



        #4 Krs398

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          Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:52 PM

          nice job!i really need to get on vistaprint and figure out what i need!



          #5 mrsjdh2b

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            Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:37 AM

            Sign up for their emails. They send them like daily but you can get some really great "FREE" deals on them if you plan it out for larger orders. The notepads I purchased were 3 separate orders and only paid shipping on them. Takes a little time to do the math but well worth it in the end and then you are able to use your savings elsewhere.....like more stuff for the bags!  The Groupon and Living Social deals you can sign up for those as well and then search for deals everywhere most of my Groupons were from Orlando and Corpus Christi and I don't live there. I also "gifted" them to my FI so I could buy more because some of the deals will only let you purchase one for your email address.

             

             

            Here is the wedding survival kit topper and the pre-travel brochure for anyone that would like it.

             

             

             

             

             

             

            Happy planning!

             

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            June 9, 2012

            Moon Palace Cancun Mexico

            75 room nights book with TA

            41 guests and still counting!


            #6 bacha24

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              Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:37 AM

              Thanks for posting I love the bag! 



              #7 SunsetLove

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                Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:52 AM

                Those are great! I love Vistaprint too and bought the same Groupon!!



                #8 dominiqueamber

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                  Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:21 PM

                  How do you search for the groupon in other areas?

                  Originally Posted by mrsjdh2b 

                  Sign up for their emails. They send them like daily but you can get some really great "FREE" deals on them if you plan it out for larger orders. The notepads I purchased were 3 separate orders and only paid shipping on them. Takes a little time to do the math but well worth it in the end and then you are able to use your savings elsewhere.....like more stuff for the bags!  The Groupon and Living Social deals you can sign up for those as well and then search for deals everywhere most of my Groupons were from Orlando and Corpus Christi and I don't live there. I also "gifted" them to my FI so I could buy more because some of the deals will only let you purchase one for your email address.

                   

                   

                  Here is the wedding survival kit topper and the pre-travel brochure for anyone that would like it.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Happy planning!

                   

                   

                   

                  Attached Files



                  #9 calicat

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                    Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

                    Love the bags - they actually look like bags people would want to re-use. 



                    #10 sashaispretty

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                      Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:06 AM

                      Those bags are really pretty.  It is true, looks like they can be reused quite a bit!  That is great!






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