(Closed) How Much Did You Spend On Your Out Of Town Bags???

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

The bags themselves or with all the extras thrown in? Bags were 1.99 each. So far we’ve spent about $5 per bag to fill them, I expect we’ll prob spend another $2-3 on something. So $10 each (this was the one item I vastly underbudgeted for).

Post # 4
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Honey bee

I think about 4-5 dollars a bag total.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

what all are you putting in them? and which guests are receiving them?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

what all are you putting in them? and which guests are receiving them?

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think I spent maybe $5 each. I got the bags at dollar tree and most of the stuff that went in them also at dollar tree. I also printed up maps to all the festivities and phone number list for those just in case situations.

I made about twenty bags, but we have a lot of OOTers coming.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think ours were $5 or under. We got canvas bags online for .99 cents each. I decorated with a doily stencil and black fabric paint. To fill I went to the Dollar Store. I put all kinds of stuff in a baggie ( tissues, Tylenol, hand sanitizer, safety pins, band aids, wipes, and nail file) and then we got little Coke glasses (2 for $1) and put 2 in each bag filled with our favorite candy from the Dollar Store. And then a welcome letter and a brochure for the area with a map (free from visitor’s center) everyone loved them.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I am thinking ours will be about 30$ for everything (per bag).. And we are gifting these to the guests that stay at our preferred hotels. It is the only way we can track who is where!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m hoping not to spend more than $5 per bag (and contents.)  I was going to include maps of the area (some of the maps include coupons for local attractions which is a bonus) the “Where” magazine that comes out every 2nd month, a bottle of water for each person in the room (for example 4 if there are 2 parents, 2 kids) some granola bars.  I’m sure more things will pop into my head in the next 6 months!

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@cabanagrl9 – I would love that bag, if you have anyone that hasn’t been to NYC before you might give a quick explanation of how to use the subway. It took me prob 30 min to figure it out the first time I was there, LOL.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I can’t wait to start making Out of Town bags. Basically my entire family will be Out of Town, and only my mom and sis have ever been to Cali!

@pinkb – where did you your 99 cent bags?!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We haven’t bought everything yet, but probably going to spend about $25 per bag. Which will contain the following:

Blue canvas bag

Hand/Body Cream

Travel packets of tissue

Bottles of water

Snacks (cookies, chips, muffins, etc)

Pen and Paper

Welcome Letter

After party flyer

Phone and Address list

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