(Closed) NYC OOT bag???

posted 7 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We’re adding swirly lollipops from Dylan’s Candy Bar to ours, in addition to water, cookies, maps. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think a NYC Out of Town bag is a lot of fun! I love the idea of you typing up some “must sees” or “must dos” while in the city ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Granola bars, chips, water, Advil. We also added NYC postcards and FDNY playing cards (DH is FDNY).

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I went shopping at the Park Slope Food Coop, so we had some fun things-

I did granola bars, cereal bars, mints, lifesavers (individually wrapped), a can of our favorite ginger ale, a lemonade juice box, fruit leather, taro chips, subway map, bus map for some.  We also included our wedding itinerary, maps of the whole wedding area, and the ceremony site, and our own guide to NYC.  The big treat was a fancy “Love Chocolate” bar with a love poem in it.

We got TONS of compliments on them.  My only struggle was that we are in a fifth floor walkup without a car, so I couldn’t get things that were too heavy, but that worked out so well in the end.  

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I love that you created your own guide. If I have the time, I’d love to attempt that.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My brother’s Out of Town bags for guests at his Brooklyn wedding included an MTA map, an I (heart) NY tee, a statue of liberty foam crown, a Knicks pencil, and a couple of not-strictly-New-York snacks. Best part? The reusable canvas totes were handstamped with a big “I (heart) A+M” logo – the couple’s initials! Very cute.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Cabanagrl, we really are wedding twins. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

I am including…

I <3 NYC T-shirts, post cards (found some for 40 for $1?!), water bottles (not NYC themed), maps/city guides (nycgo.com will give you unlimited maps and city guides which are really nice…you just have to pay for shipping), bags of trail mix (check out Duane Reade — they have $1 small bags of various trail mixes that all have a picture of the Statue of Liberty and cute NYC sayings), a few apples (for “the big apple”), and other random candies/mints.

We are still thinking about the Black and White cookies too.  I have searched far and wide for these in bulk and there are no great options to be found.  Perhaps the best deal to taste ratio I found was at Junior’s — I was at the one in Grand Central.  The cookies are large I think were like $1.50 each?  But the trouble is that they are fresh so harder logistically.  We might just buy those prepackaged convenience store ones.  

Other NYC themed things we thought about but aren’t doing were the Manhattan Espresso Sodas and Baby Ruth or 5th Avenue candy bars.  We were also looking into NYC themed pens but haven’t yet been able to find anything reasonably priced!   

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

In case it helps any future brides… 

We ended up ordering our Black & White cookies from Joey’s online.  They were $16 for each pack of 12 (so $1.33 each).  Shipping (quick FedEx) was $6.50 for 4 boxes.  Yes, they are the kind in plastic wrappers you can find at deli’s, but we taste tested and actually thought they were surprisingly good!  Probably still not as good as from a good bakery, but the fact that they are individually wrapped and stuffed with preservatives so we don’t need to worry about shelf life actually worked better for us. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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