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Are Favors And/or Oot Bags Must Do?

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#1 misbosox

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:45 AM

I'm kinda stressing on this. On traveling with all of it and the overall cost.   Our wedding guest count is at least 60 people maybe a little more.


I originally was planning on doing OOT bags for each room and maracas as favors.


I made the maraca tags already.  when I shown them to my fiance he looked at me confused on why we are giving favors.

We just went to a wedding a few months ago in Mexico and they did not do gift bags, favors or anything.   We also, went to a wedding here in the US and they did not do any favors as well.    Most weddings I have gone to in the past always had favors or used photos from photobooth as favors..


Are we expected to give these?  Or is this more common now a days not to?



I already got the tags and made 4 OOT bags with a great deal I got thru Vista print.   To save $ I was thinking of maybe just giving our wedding party OOT bags instead of all the guests and still doing the maracas as favors.  Does this sound okay?

#2 ceecee2014

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    Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:35 PM

    Since I'm going to Cuba, we're giving our guests a bottle of rum (expect for the kids, who will get something else). I'm not doing OOT bags and I honestly can't imagine anyone would care.


    I'd say you are fine on just giving OOT bags to the wedding party and maracas as favors. I don't think anyone would expect more than that. :)

    #3 GingerJ228

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    Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:31 AM

    I think that most of your guests will not even notice if they do not receive an OOT bag. If you just give out maracas as favors you will be fine.

    #4 loquaciouspunky

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    Posted 01 January 2014 - 05:35 AM

    Maracas are good favors! I think OOT bags are a recent thing, I just liked it when I got them at other weddings so that is why I'm doing them :)

    #5 ylan9383

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    Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:51 PM

    I have to ask my FI and parents for their luggage space for my OOT bags.

    #6 Priti

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    Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:20 PM

    I think a welcome excursion or welcome bag is appropriate--just something to show appreciation for the time and money people are spending to travel and be present for your big day

    #7 jordanw0613

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      Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:55 PM

      maracas sound great!

      #8 kbride2014

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        Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:37 AM

        love the idea!

        #9 kdnolan

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          Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:26 AM

          I think a little something is a nice gesture to say thank you. I plan on doing tumblers (From the dollar store) and adding waterproof labels to personalize them.  I'm handing these out at the airport and people can stuff them in their carry on.  I may put a few things in them but I haven't fully decided yet.  The OOT bags quickly adds up and I also have close to 50 guest attending. The maracas are a great idea, I even heard of some people using them for getting the groom and bride to kiss.

          #10 talicea7812

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          Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:57 AM

          I think its totally up to you.  im thinking about wedding favors as part if the reception d├ęcor.  like candles and lil seating frames for place cards.


          also, theres a mall and walmart in cancun & playa del Carmen.  u can always check for little gifts there and avoid flying stuff down.

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