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Average Cost of OOT/Welcome Bags

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Hi All!

 

I'm wondering what you are spending on the welcome bags? I think our hotel will do them but they are about $50 each and that seems a little high, especially since they will be pretty generic.

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

*Sorry if this is elsewhere. My search page keeps coming up blank!*

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Well, I just bought the OOT bags. I got 3 dozen for about $30.

 

Travel mugs will go in them (about $2.50 each).

 

Also lots of trial size/sample pain medications and bug spray, sunblock and aloe, etc.

 

We are making homemade starfish soaps.

 

Flip flop playing cards.

 

Tropical design purse size tissues.

 

Some other random stuff.

 

I would say they are $25 dollars each -- tops.

 

We are doing one per couple andputting two mugs in each.

 

We do havea few sinlges so they will each get the same but of course with only one mug.

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It depends on what you want in them, what type of bag your going to have. So far mine are probably going to cost about $25.00 that could be a little low.

Advil

Benadryl

30 suntan lotion

Germ-x ( Hand sanitizer)

Wine bottle pourer/stopper

bookmarker with starfish

mug, ect.

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We decided to not go super fancy with our so they will be about $10 each.

 

We have a candle, matches, a poem to go with the two...

I made a crossword up.

First Aid Kit

I got booklets from the tourism board.

There will be a welcome letter, snacks and bottled water. One thing to keep in mind is that all your guests will have to take the stuff home with them in their bags.

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I actually am going the cheaper route and doing white paper bags with handles and filling it with waters, candy, snacks, advil, pepto etc. and a note of thanks. I'm hoping to not spend more than $10-$15 each bag. Couples are sharing one and singles get their own. I figure most people don't want to lug stuff home with them and I know I probably wouldn't use a bag with someone's wedding date or names on it ever again. I wanted mine completely throw-a-wayable. Does that make sense? Just me thought :)

 

Where do you get packets of Advil, pepto etc? Does Costco have it? Are you buying it down there or bringing it?

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We have a very small wedding, so we went with some more expensive items and ours are costing about $35 each.

 

We have a heavy canvas beach bag, personalized towels, a CD we made, Off wipes, Afterbite, Motrin, Rolaids, gum, flip flop cards and notepads, sunscreen and lip balm with spf.

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Alright, I had budgeted $600 for 50 bags, but since our guest list is MUCH smaller than anticipated it's only around $350.

I have travel mugs - $170 for 36

Playing cards - $7.95/12

Suntan lotion - $1 a piece

Lipbalm with 15spf - $.50 each

Gum - 10/$2.00

Shout wipes - $1 each

Gold Bond - $1 each

First aide - $1 each

Off wipes - 12/$5.00

Spanish Phrases Book - Target - $1

Candy bracelets (Shawn's favorite) - $1.99/12

Imodium AD packets - haven't bought yet

Carabeners to carry room keys - 48/$13.00

Beach balls - 12/$7.95

Children's beach pails - 12/$12

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mine were about $20 each and included alot of the smaller things and shirts and hats...we found these hats for the guys fishing trips in vietnam for $1.25!....they are normally like $25!

 

but sarahs were probably about $40 each...she had so much stuff in hers it was insane!

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