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#1 jeffandrobyn

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 06:18 AM

My FI keep going back and forth over what to include in our OOT bag. Would love your opinions on this: 

 

1. two pairs of sunglasses 

2. Advil, tums, potato chips, etc. 

3. Welcome letter, etc. 

4. CD of our fav romantic songs 

 

 

Then we're going to try to find something once we get there at Cost Co that is indigenous to Mexico - like jalopeno jelly or something like that. 



#2 puravida2015

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 12:52 PM

I think anything goes as a far as the OOT bags. It's just a nice gesture to make your guests feel welcomed. I think what you have is great. Some people do more some do less. It's really up to you. Your guests will appreciate it either way.

 

I'm personally not doing food or drinks simply because it's an all-inclusive they're already going to have some of that stuff in their rooms. Plus it's going to be hot and I'm already packing enough stuff so I didn't want to worry about any food melting (candy) or getting crushed. So I opted to send goodies as a thank you for booking. I found some Costa Rica specific goodies and I'm including that with a thank you card.



#3 palmtree99

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 12:54 PM

I really like the idea of adding something related to the location. A popular Mexican candy or food would be a great addition, and more personalized for the trip.

#4 chelseapaige37

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:58 PM

I'm also adding local treats - chocolates, nuts and candies. But I've researched a few places in pvr that come highly recommended and am pretty excited to go get it!


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We are doing a DVD of a few of our favorite movies - I know a lot of my family likes watching while they get ready to go out and I know there are DVD players in the rooms :)


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#5 cfinkenbine

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:19 PM

I have thought about doing flip flops…but I am concerned with this due to the fact I would have to ask EVERY guest what size shoe there wear… (ruins the surprise factor a bit, and a lot of extra work). I will be giving out advil & tylenol, tums, band aids, aloe, and maybe a few other meds. I will be putting some kind of snacks in the OOT bags, just not sure what yet. Love the idea for sunglasses (you can get them on bulk websites for cheap!). I love the CD idea also… just too time consuming for me!



#6 amanda2016

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 08:13 AM

Some Ideas:

Dissposable camera

Sunscreen

Chapstick

Hand sanitizer

bugspray

Go to the travel size section of walmart or target and see if they have anything cute.

You def need something that represents where you are getting married. Keychains, trinket, postcards..

 

This is also a great thread to look at. I think she did an awesome job.

 

http://www.bestdesti...-pics-attached/

 

Good Luck


Edited by amandankeith, 22 October 2014 - 08:26 AM.

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#7 cfinkenbine

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 06:24 PM

I was going to put sunscreen in my OOT bags, but then I read a thread on here about what were "hits" & "misses" for other peoples OOT bags. They said sunscreen was NOT used by hardly anyone because everyone brought their own since they were going somewhere they knew they would need it.



#8 calgarybride2015

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 06:27 PM

I was going to put sunscreen in my OOT bags, but then I read a thread on here about what were "hits" & "misses" for other peoples OOT bags. They said sunscreen was NOT used by hardly anyone because everyone brought their own since they were going somewhere they knew they would need it.


Agreed!


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#9 kmk2016

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 06:29 PM

My big purchases will be insulated mugs/cups and pool mattresses... Our resort doesn't have floats (only sells them for ridiculous price at the gift shop) and one of my favourite things to do on holiday is to lay on a pool mattress and sip a tropical cocktail! I want everyone floating their cares away!

We will then add a couple smaller things to our bags but these are our "big items"

Edited by kmk2016, 22 October 2014 - 06:30 PM.


#10 cfinkenbine

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 06:41 PM

@kmk2016 what is a pool mattress? I want our OOT bags to be REALLY nice, considering my guests are traveling so far, it is the least I could do.






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