Post # 1
My wedding is JUST around the corner and FI asked me if we could do OOT bags … honestly I wasn’t planning to… just another expense! However, our wedding is during PRIME travel season and most of our guests are spending $700-1000 / ticket to come here!
I decided that I will do OOT bags – we will have about 28 to make (one per family — I’d say about 65 people will be from out of town). The cost REALLY does add up and I think I’ll spend about $10 per bag. There will be good stuff in there, we’re just buying in bulk and when its on sale.
Question: How much did you spend on OOT bags? And how many OOT did you have to buy?
Post # 3
Anyone else doing OOT bags? 🙂
Post # 4
I am and I’m not spending that much. I got some gable boxes from a bee. I’m doing 33. I went to Costco and bought some water (will personalize with my labels) then I put some trail mix, chocolate, advil, cookies etc. I spent about $100 at Costco but each package of stuff came in 50 or 100 so that’s more than enough to stuff the boxes. If I wanted to make it more TX specific, I’d have spent waaaay more money which I don’t have.
Post # 5
i think ours will be about 10/bag too. it will be one bag per room and we have an estimate of 25 oot rooms. we already have a couple no’s so maybe ill spend more if i have less bags to fill!
Post # 6
Hmmm. I think we spent a little under $10 for each bag, and we prepared 40 total. I designed a logo and canvas OOT bags printed from Vistaprint, so that was like already $5.00 per bag. The food itself wasn’t really expensive. Our bags included bottled water, cup ramen, and various chips, fruit snacks, candies and cookies we got from Grocery Outlet, Costco, and post-holiday candy on clearance at Target. (Luckily it was Valentine’s Day candy, so it looked cute). Oh, and I had a gift card from Beau-coup.com that I had snagged on Groupon or something, so I used that for personalized hand sanitizers, but those were a last minute bonus. We included a welcome letter, an itinerary for the weekend, etc.
We had the hotel give out 1 bag per bed in the room at check-in. That way our single guests got one, but if you were in a couple you had to share one. We still had a few leftover and sent them to relatives who couldn’t make it and they LOVED it.
We sent our photographer one and she took a picture hanging from the door of our church!