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#1 moonsprite02

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    Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

    I'm having a destination wedding except my location is another state within the U.S. I'm from Texas, but having my wedding in Panama City Beach, FL as most of our guests could not or would not fly overseas. I've searched the boards and found many wonderful OOT bags, but most of the contents I feel don't exactly apply to me. I can understand sunscreen, meds, etc when you're in another country, but this doesn't really transfer over to Florida. My wedding is in April 2013 so it's not exactly warm yet so sunscreen is out..guests readily have access to meds.

    I was thinking welcome letter, directions to ceremony and restaurant, maybe some mini liquor bottles, snacks, but what else?
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!



    #2 agm04

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      Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:28 AM

      I get what you're saying but unless people are familiar with the area or a drugstore is within walking distance, I think at least some of the same things would apply?  Meds, band aids, etc.

       

      That said, if you don't like that idea (which I get too!), here are some other things I'm including that you might like:  personalized playing cards, gum/mints, koozies, you could still do the key card holder for taking to the beach and stuff.  And i'm a big fan of making the bag a beach bag!

       

      Definitely agree that welcome letter, directions, and love the liquor bottle idea.  I saw where someone did a voucher for a drink at their hotel pool bar (not an all inclusive, which i'm guessing yours isn't either) - also a cute idea.  Good luck!



      #3 moonsprite02

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        Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:37 AM

        Yes, I am planning on having some koozies made but my fiance thought the tylenol, band aids, toiletries, etc were a waste of money. There is a Walmart directly across the street and I know most of my guests will be going there for breakfast foods as the condos have full kitchens. Love the cards idea! Thanks!



        #4 agm04

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          Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:38 AM

          Originally Posted by moonsprite02 

          Yes, I am planning on having some koozies made but my fiance thought the tylenol, band aids, toiletries, etc were a waste of money. There is a Walmart directly across the street and I know most of my guests will be going there for breakfast foods as the condos have full kitchens. Love the cards idea! Thanks!

          Oh in that case I agree with you, people can easily get what they need.  Our condos have kitchens too, and I'm thinking I might throw a bag of microwave popcorn in each bag.



          #5 moonsprite02

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            Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:16 AM

            Thanks a great idea!!! Especially after a night of partying and you just want something to munch on.



            #6 agm04

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              Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:45 AM

              haha yes - i really can't add to my list when i'm hungry, kind of like grocery shopping.  i find my list looking ridiculously long.



              #7 nbateman

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                Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:49 AM

                Originally Posted by moonsprite02 

                I'm having a destination wedding except my location is another state within the U.S. I'm from Texas, but having my wedding in Panama City Beach, FL as most of our guests could not or would not fly overseas. I've searched the boards and found many wonderful OOT bags, but most of the contents I feel don't exactly apply to me. I can understand sunscreen, meds, etc when you're in another country, but this doesn't really transfer over to Florida. My wedding is in April 2013 so it's not exactly warm yet so sunscreen is out..guests readily have access to meds.

                I was thinking welcome letter, directions to ceremony and restaurant, maybe some mini liquor bottles, snacks, but what else?
                Any suggestions?

                Thanks!

                cups or tumblers!! guests will always be able to use these, either at your destination or at home!



                #8 nbateman

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                  Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:50 AM

                  also, a voucher for breakfast if your hotel has one or gift certificate for a meal would be nice too!






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