I leave for Jamaica in two weeks and am very excited. I am so happy I found this site, just wished I started using it a little earlier. I want to thank all of the past and present brides for all of their great ideas and templates. I couldn't have done this without all of you.
James and I started dating in November 2001 and have dated on and off since then. I always knew he was the one but he was a little bit relationship phobic. But I knew he would eventually see the light and never gave up on him. We got engaged on November 4, 2011 at his apartment.
We had started discussing getting married in September and decided we wanted to have a Destination Wedding due to the fact that we were looking to buy a house at the same time and wanted to keep our wedding costs down. We booked our date at Iberostar Grand Rose Hall back in September. There were only 3 dates left to choose and the Suites was already booked up.
Save the Dates:
We created our save the dates on Kodak Gallery. I had taken a picture in Bermuda of us looking out from an infinity pool and wanted to use it. I thought it showed us looking toward the future.
I wanted to do the airplane ticket theme and had looked all over the internet for ideas. (This was before I knew about this website unfortunately.) I found a great company online and used them for my invitations.
I didn't do any sort of luggage tags. Unfortunately I found this site too late but I did send out a letter to all of my guests with some basic information. I used letter that I found on this site to help me.
Now to the good stuff, making my OOT bags. There were so many great ideas on this site that I wanted to incorporate. I have become obsessed with these bags and have probably spent way too much money on them but had a lot of fun doing them. I am having about 50 guests at my wedding, each family/couple get a bag filled with goodies.
The first thing I purchased were the bags:
I bought them from
The next thing I ordered were t-shirts for all of my guests. We are having a Bonfire Beach Party the night before our wedding and I wanted all of our guests to wear these shirts for a group picture. I ordered them from
I also ordered koosies from
I used Ziploc gallon size bags and printed the labels using a full label sheet (2 labels per sheet) and stuck them right on the bag.
Each kit contains:
Sun Tan Lotion
Toothpaste and toothbrush kit
2 bags of chips
I bought most of the stuff at the local dollar store.
I used a template I found on this site for my chapsticks and tissues. I used full page labels and cut out the labels to fit the chapstick and tissues.
My other project that I worked on was my key tags. I bought the lanyards and plastic ID holders off of Amazon.com.
I used a template and poem I found on this site. They came out great.
I found the template from another bride on this site. I included a picture of each our guests so that everyone can get to know each other.
The OOT Bags were so much fun to make. Thanks to everyone on this site for all of their great ideas.
I bought this on Bed, Bath, and Beyonds website and used my 20% coupon.
I wanted the girls to be barefoot for the ceremony so I purchased this foot jewelry on Ebay. It was about $20 a set. They are really cute.
Well that's it for now. I will post more in the future. If anyone needs any templates please let me know.