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Our OOT bags are DONE! (lots of pics)

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#1 2ndtimesacharm

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    Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:44 AM

    Less than a month to the wedding and I’m so glad our OOT bags are DONE! Now I just have to figure out how to pack them all. I considered assembling everything once we got to Mexico but I just really don't want to waste a single second of my vacation! :)


    We are having only our immediate family attend (15 including us) so we could really personalize these bags and I ended up spending a little more than I would have if we had more guests attending.  Once I started reading these forums and looking around for OOT items it was really hard to stop buying!  However, I know how practical our families are and I wanted to make sure these were all things they’d use down in Mexico and probably back at home too.


     The bags we’re using are the Old Navy ones.  They’re not our wedding colors (aqua and coral - hard to tell in these pics) but so cute and cheap I just couldn’t pass them up.  I originally ordered bags from Oriental Trading Co but didn’t like them nearly as much.  The teenage girls got the cute Paris bags from Old Navy and the other kids got small canvas, bright colored bags.  There is a bag for each couple (I knew the husbands wouldn’t use them) and each single person.






    Contents of each bag:

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      I used free letterhead from VistaPrint for the Post Cards from Paradise instructions:


      Please take a few moments to write a note on these post cards for us.  We plan to use them as our guest book so we ask that each person writes out their own card.  Feel free to write out marriage advice, well wishes, or tell us about your favorite part of the vacation.  We’d love to hear from everyone!  We’ve included several cards per person so be creative and then give them to the concierge to mail home to us.  The other post cards can be mailed to your friends at home to make them jealous!  Gracias!!!







      Really love these golf shirts! 




      Extra stuff for the kids' bags.  Used free letterhead from VistaPrint for the scavenger hunt and after all my VistaPrint orders with free pens, had enough to give one each to the kids.






      The mugs are fantastic!  I ordered all aqua but they ran out and sent me the brown ones.  Their customer service was fantastic!  They offered to either refund me $20 or I could exchange them.  I took the $20 because I know I'm the only one who cares that they match our wedding colors!  All the girls got the blue ones and the guys get the brown.  So instead of $8/mug we paid $5.  Not bad!


      Hopefully our guests like their loot as much as I liked finding it all and packaging it up!  I know my FI is soooo happy this phase is over!  LOL!  Thanks for all the inspiration provided by previous brides!!!!




    Azul Sensatori ~ June 26, 2012

    #2 Dazeydawl

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      Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:10 AM

      These look great!!!! Awesome job and wicked deal on the bubba kegs!

      #3 ReganP

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        Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:51 AM

        These are awesome! I love the postcards idea, so cute!

        #4 AllieH

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        Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:28 PM

        they look great!! 


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        #5 lkterry

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          Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:42 PM

          They look great.  And what a great bargain on the bubba kegs!

          #6 2ndtimesacharm

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            Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:34 AM

            Thanks ladies!!!  Kind sad that this fun is over. 

            Azul Sensatori ~ June 26, 2012

            #7 MexicoHereICome

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              Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:28 AM

              LOVE the Bubba Mugs!!!  Which website did you get them on?

              #8 2ndtimesacharm

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                Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:49 AM

                Originally Posted by MexicoHereICome 

                LOVE the Bubba Mugs!!!  Which website did you get them on?



                Azul Sensatori ~ June 26, 2012

                #9 JennyBenz

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                  Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:11 AM

                  Wow!! Great job

                  I wish I could do this for all my guests, but it'll be way over our budget -expecting 100 people eek!

                  A month out from you big day, wishing you best of luck to get through the next few weeks!!

                  Take it easy, don't stress anything, enjoy the ride

                  We're also getting married at the AS, can't wait to hear all about your big day once you return!!

                  #10 brgephar

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                    Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:14 AM

                    Well done! The kids scavenger hunt is a great idea.

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