Tuesday, June 17, 2008

OOT Bags....

After my bridal shower this past weekend ( pictures will be posted soon I promise!) --I wanted to check up on my registry , make sure we still had plenty of options available for our guests. What happened when I opened our Crate & Barrel Registry "95 days to go" that is what greeted me. 95 DAYS TO GO! How did that happen? I started blogging right after FI and I got engaged back in August--I can not believe it has been 10 months, and I only have 3 little months left to go! So now I am over whelmed with wedding planning, and will probably be overwhelming you soon:) However ,with the new edition of all the awesome brides to this site--and also with the fact that My next project up is OOT bags ( out of town bags) I am curious what other brides are putting in them? I will definitely be posting about this again in the near future--because right now my OOT bags are exploding! DC is basically a destination wedding for many of our family and friends, we already have 35 rooms at our main hotel, and I am assuming we will probably have at least 50 hotel rooms--so 50 out of town bags. Not a big deal right? Well so far this is what we have going in our OOT bags

Something From Cincinnati ( where my FI is from)
--We are thinking either a packet of Skyline Seasoning or Perhaps a
Graeters Candy

Something From Upstate NY (where I am from)

--We are thinking home made small jelly from a local farm in our area or local home made candy

Something from New England ( where my dad grew up and his whole family is from)

Why Salt Water Taffy of course!

Than hopefully something from Ybor City ( Tampa, fl) where my grandmother and great grandmother grew up. I have to go to Tampa for work in August ( ONE MONTH before the wedding!) So my mom and I will look than on the exact idea.

We are then of course adding
--Water ( with custom labels we make)
--Treats packaged in our own individual bag ( closed with our own custom made sticker)
--- Visitor Guides ( we are already accumulating these)
--Maps ( already accumulating these)
--Other guides ( taking these as we can :) )
--List of wedding activities
--Personalized Thank you note

We are also thinking of including a small bottle of wine/sparkling wine from williamsburg, but that might be pushing the cost too much! Am I missing something blaringly obvious? We had wanted to purchase tote bags for everyone but the cost was escalating too quickly, so I believe we are going with these bags

They are only .50 each--and with 50 plus bags we have to be economical--We are still researching though-- but for now its this bag with our monogram sticker on it, of course :)


Blogger Lucky Designs said...

I love your ideas! (I am from Cincinnati, but lived in St. Pete for many years.)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 6:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are you getting your maps and visitor guides?
By the way, we are using gable boxes from US Box corp - another cheap option.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 6:12:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I would add some sort of actual snack (pretzels or fresh fruit) because sometimes it's hard to find a snack at a hotel late at night after a wedding, etc. I also am going to include aspirin, Advil, Pepcid, etc. for the next morning! I hate when I forget something and have a hangover.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 9:26:00 PM  
Blogger erin*carly said...

OOT bags? i've never heard of them. anyone have a good description/overview? if my wedding ends up to be in NJ/NY state, i'll be having friends come in from down here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 11:11:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love the bags and think it would go great with the monogram sticker, nice simple and cute :D You can also add a ribbon to lace up the two handles together ;)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 5:39:00 AM  

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