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#1 Mrsktobe

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:20 AM

We are going pretty minimal on them as we spent most of our budget on 20 oz bubba kegs for each guest. We will be putting little bags of chips and a few small things in there but all in all we aren't going too crazy. Is anyone else in the same boat? I see all these amazing OOT bags but with spending so much on the bubba's and the wedding as a whole, we can't afford to make them super full of stuff for 51 people. I hope people don't think we're being cheap! :wacko:

 

 



#2 calgarybride2015

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:37 AM

Nope! No one will think you are cheap whatsoever. They will shocked to have received anything like it IMO -- Honestly your guests will LOVE the bubba's!

I didn't do bags. I did tumblers and stuck inside Advil, emergen c, Pepto 2 pack, Tums, 2 bandaids, hand sani and mentos.

A full bag means nothing if it gets tossed and not used -- so tell yourself that. Focus on what should get used and you are golden. A bag and a bubba and munchies is awesome in itself.

I loved the cup idea. Fiancé loved the hangover kit so we did both and it's limited to what fits in the cup.

Bubba's weren't in my budget but had they have been that's all I would have done! Don't feel bad :)


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#3 LauraM

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:49 AM

Your guests won't be expecting anything, so even something small/minimal will surprise them. We're all obsessing over OOT bags because we're researching destination weddings and seeing the amazing ideas on here. Wedding guests have no idea how creative/expensive OOT bags get and will be happy with any gift from you, don't stress =)



#4 calgarybride2015

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:59 AM

Another thought -- there is a thread if what was used and what wasn't if that helps limit your ideas.


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#5 TinkerSofi

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 12:14 PM

Not at all. If i can convince my fiancé to even do anything at all we will probably buy the cheapest tumblers we can find. Just simple ones with no personalization and probably put a few things inside like a hand sanitizer, Advil, some pepto pills and that's it. Maybe I'll add a word finder for each person but It depends whether I can get my hands on cheap ones that come in packages. We are not doing bags because I don't think they'll get used and it's just a waste of money. I'll probably add a tag to the tumblers to make it "more personalized" without adding too much costs. I think it's always the thought that counts so don't be too worried about it :)


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#6 kmk2016

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 12:22 PM

We are doing pretty basic as well. Bag, tervis (or similar) cup and inflatable pool mattress (our resort doesn't supply them but sells them in resort store for super pricy).

Then just a few DIY paper projects (door hanger, program, etc) There will be a few beach toys for the rooms with kids.


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#7 LisaAnthonyPoppy

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:26 PM

Go minimal or go home!

 

Seriously no one wants their hotel vanity cluttered with mini bottles of sunscreen or hand sanitizer.

 

Instead... write (there's a thought for the 21st digital century) in cursive, a meaningful letter on how they have impacted your life, a good time you two have shared and why you asked them to essentially bare witness to your wedding.

 

Go get a large container or two of Monin syrup. Prickly Pear is Killer in margaritas

Go get some tiny zip loc bags or similar.

 

Pour the syrups in the  mini bags. Like a half ounce to an ounce.

 

Give them to your guests, label them or whatever you want to do.

 

Allow them to pour them in their margaritas. 1 or 2 per guest.

 

They will love them, They will use them. they will be happy....

 

And you can bet they will be begging for more!

 

Give them that and the letter and you will have an amazing welcome gift.

 

 

Cheers!


I hope I didn't sound mean... not at all the case! :) I support everyone's ideas! Always!



#8 beckys98

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:30 PM

I'll be keeping it minimal as well! I want to give our guests something to identify themselves as part of our group so they can find each other - and I'm thinking that'll be a room key/tip money holder. But I think that is it! My sister did hangover kits for her destination wedding, plus a koozie and a shot glass to wear around your neck. Honestly, no one used them because they forgot them in their rooms :(

 

We'll spend the money on something special instead - probably keeping everyone filled up on jerk chicken and jamaican beef patties during the trip from our favorite local food stands!



#9 Mrsktobe

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:38 PM

Thanks ladies. I was torn about getting more for the gifts as you see the planning threads on here but each one of you is right with the different points you made. That's initially why we spent less too, because we know people would use the bubba kegs 100% for sure (I even got personalized stickers for them :) I've already created a passport style welcome book for the OOT bags, so I think with the snacks and such, we will be good. Thanks ladies, it's always nice to come on here and get advice because you'll actually give it to me and understand :)

 

P.S- We are getting pizza as a midnight snack for our guests at the wedding which is kind of a surprise, so I guess we are kind of doing something. Our seating chart involves beers too, so I guess when you narrow it down, we are doing stuff for our guests. I just always worry


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#10 calgarybride2015

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:42 PM

Exactly!! And your bubba's will take SO much room already. Some ladies went nuts and I'm more on the thought - it's throwing money away if they don't use it. It makes sense to stick to things you know they will use. I picked stuff I always pack for myself and that provides hangover relief. Always though, to each their own :)


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