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#561 MissJali

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    Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:17 AM

    Originally Posted by moodyc82 

     

    That's what I was thinking, just one girl had made a comment about customs in Jamacia only let you take in $300 per person of stuff and than they taxed you and the poor girl had to leave all of her stuff including her dress. I'd absolutely die if this happened. I'll have to stalk the internet about all this lol.

    I've never had a problem with that happening traveling to DR. Then again, I don't exactly itemize what I have with me on the customs forms. I'm not there to sell anything so for me, it has no value.



    #562 CAKnight

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    Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:33 AM

    In lieu of doing traditional favors, I am doing OOT bags. I figure my guests will appreciate something useful instead of a random knick-knack. So it's basically about just trying to figure out what would be appropriate to add to each bag...yet not break the bank. 

     

    Originally Posted by moodyc82 

    Have any of your ladies thought about doing DIY centerpieces? Or thought of OOT bags and favors?! I just keep looking b/c I know there's restrictions going into other countries and I really don't want to ship stuff and it doesn't get there

     

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    #563 moodyc82

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    Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:07 AM

    Originally Posted by CAKnight 

    In lieu of doing traditional favors, I am doing OOT bags. I figure my guests will appreciate something useful instead of a random knick-knack. So it's basically about just trying to figure out what would be appropriate to add to each bag...yet not break the bank. 

     

     

    I wasn't sure if they would think it was rude if we only did the OOT bag, but you have a good point! And would of course be so much easier. I came across a few good websites for stuff:

     

    myweddingfavors.com

    discountmug.com

    beau-coup.com



    #564 CAKnight

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    Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:24 AM

    Well, if you want something a bit "knick-knack" then you could do customized coffee mugs. But, you wouldn't really give that out at the wedding...I think another important thing to remember is that your guests will have to fly back home so you don't want to give them to many unnecessary items. You know all the women will have their bags stuffed to the brim as it is. lol

    Here are my thoughts so far:

    • Give my guests OOT bags in order to make their vacation more enjoyable. Put a card in their telling them that it is a thank you welcome bag (have to figure out better wording. 

       

      I wasn't sure if they would think it was rude if we only did the OOT bag, but you have a good point! And would of course be so much easier. I came across a few good websites for stuff:

       

      myweddingfavors.com

      discountmug.com

      beau-coup.com



    #565 moodyc82

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    Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:03 AM

    Originally Posted by CAKnight 

    Well, if you want something a bit "knick-knack" then you could do customized coffee mugs. But, you wouldn't really give that out at the wedding...I think another important thing to remember is that your guests will have to fly back home so you don't want to give them to many unnecessary items. You know all the women will have their bags stuffed to the brim as it is. lol

    Here are my thoughts so far:

    • Give my guests OOT bags in order to make their vacation more enjoyable. Put a card in their telling them that it is a thank you welcome bag (have to figure out better wording. )
    • In lieu of having wedding cake, since dessert comes with dinner, my FH and I have discussed buying mini Tortuga rum cakes in Grand Cayman (our wedding location), putting them in clear bag gift bags (think of the non-shrink wrapper clear plastic around gift basket..that's what I want to use) then tie it with a ribbon and a note. 

    ​        The note will say something like "Take this Tortuga Rum Cake home in order to remember our special day. When you eat it, we hope that you will be filled with love and happiness you  experienced during this vacation." Something like that...idk I still have enough time for that. 

           

    Maybe you could do something like the rum cakes if your group is small enough? Or you could give out something else from DR that was symbolic to your guests or native to the island? If your group like to alcohol, then maybe you could do mini bottles. 

     

    Thanks for the link. I will have to go check those out! :)

    Great idea with the rum cake, will totally have to check that out! I saw welcome notes on Etsy that I was thinking of buying, they can word it better than me probably LOL. I was thinking of these drink favors, a plastic cup, liquor, sun screen, and chap stick as mini things for the welcome bag. Still not decided, at least I have some time! I can't really order that stuff until I get a def. number of guests anyways (waiting SUCKS!!!)



    #566 jennMc

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      Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:08 AM

      Originally Posted by moodyc82 

      Great idea with the rum cake, will totally have to check that out! I saw welcome notes on Etsy that I was thinking of buying, they can word it better than me probably LOL. I was thinking of these drink favors, a plastic cup, liquor, sun screen, and chap stick as mini things for the welcome bag. Still not decided, at least I have some time! I can't really order that stuff until I get a def. number of guests anyways (waiting SUCKS!!!)

      @ moodyc82 - waiting does suck!!! We put our deposit down over 2 months ago and our group still has over a month to reserve/pay their deposit and it's KILLING ME!!! and people keep dropping off the longer we wait...man oh man...



      #567 MissJali

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        Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:10 AM

        I'm actually doing mini Barcelo bottles since I'm getting married at the Barcelo and my guests are a bunch of partiers!

        #568 MissJali

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          Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:10 AM

          I'm actually doing mini Barcelo bottles since I'm getting married at the Barcelo and my guests are a bunch of partiers!

          #569 CAKnight

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          Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:17 AM

          When you say plastic cup, it makes me think of the Solo cup. Is that what you're talking about? 

          As far as the sunscreen goes, I've heard people say that most people will bring that. But, most people won't bring the aloe. So that's what I'm planning on putting in mine. You can find aloe at the Dollar Tree. If you even up finding out that you have a lot of people, then you could always go to Walmart and get a big bottle of aloe. Dollar Tree has the clear travel size bottles that you could put the aloe in. Then stick a wedding related label on it! 

          Great idea with the rum cake, will totally have to check that out! I saw welcome notes on Etsy that I was thinking of buying, they can word it better than me probably LOL. I was thinking of these drink favors, a plastic cup, liquor, sun screen, and chap stick as mini things for the welcome bag. Still not decided, at least I have some time! I can't really order that stuff until I get a def. number of guests anyways (waiting SUCKS!!!)



          #570 moodyc82

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          Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:21 AM

          Originally Posted by CAKnight 

          When you say plastic cup, it makes me think of the Solo cup. Is that what you're talking about? 

          As far as the sunscreen goes, I've heard people say that most people will bring that. But, most people won't bring the aloe. So that's what I'm planning on putting in mine. You can find aloe at the Dollar Tree. If you even up finding out that you have a lot of people, then you could always go to Walmart and get a big bottle of aloe. Dollar Tree has the clear travel size bottles that you could put the aloe in. Then stick a wedding related label on it! 

           

          I know that you mean by waiting! I feel like people think they have all the time in the world to get back to us! Where are common sense and courtesy when you need them? 

          Not solo cups LOL, the think one's that they have handles or the reuseable one's with the straw. Aloe is good thinking! I'm sending my save the dates out in July, I already ordered them but they take 6 weeks to come in uuuugh! And than I'm going to send out the formal invites in Nov I think. We have to have the guest list sent to the WC by 3/16/14. So I'm going to put the deadline before that obviously, but I think we'll have an idea before than. So far the list is at 31 guests! Shall see what the final number is






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