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#1 ErinB

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    Posted 07 January 2008 - 09:57 PM

    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!*

    #2 foxytv

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      Posted 07 January 2008 - 10:02 PM

      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.

      #3 jnowlan

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        Posted 07 January 2008 - 10:08 PM

        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.

        #4 StephanieMN

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          Posted 07 January 2008 - 10:25 PM

          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.

          #5 ncainey

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            Posted 08 January 2008 - 02:07 AM

            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?

            #6 pvinnov

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              Posted 08 January 2008 - 03:12 AM

              My last Lucky magazine listed Minimus - For All Your Travel Size Item Needs as a great site for buying all sorts of products in little & individual sizes - anything from tuna to sunscreen!

              #7 BarefootBride

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                Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:55 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by pvinnov
                My last Lucky magazine listed Minimus - For All Your Travel Size Item Needs as a great site for buying all sorts of products in little & individual sizes - anything from tuna to sunscreen!
                thanks for that site!!!!!!

                #8 Jenn

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                  Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:10 PM

                  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.

                  #9 TATrisha

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                  Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:47 PM

                  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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                  Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:55 PM

                  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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