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My last project is finally complete! I feel so accomplished. That’s it! We’re done! No more loose ends! Nothing else to do but relax and look forward to our wedding. With the Playbill now printed, we finished filling the gable boxes and we’re ready to roll. Inside the gable box were my water bottles with my DIY labels, pretzels, postcard and “stamp”, a 5th Avenue candy bar, coupon to Top of the Rock, Playbill, phone list, maps, and an apple (not shown).

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Fmil bought these little “Thank You” charms during a clearance. I printed and cut the tags morning, backed them with pink card stock and placed them over the ribbon. The font is Bickham Script and Broadway.

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Here they all are. Since we wanted to make these WAY ahead of time, we tucked the 2 side flaps down leaving an open space to add the apple as close to the wedding day as possible to avoid rotting. Fmil went to the grocery store and picked out 20 of the best looking red delicious apples for the bags.

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My babies lookin’ so pretty with their bows. We stapled the handle together for extra hold. The ribbons varied from organza, light pink, dark pink, wired ribbon to green ribbon. We just used whatever we had.

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Making the OOT bags were a lot of fun, but it is the most tedious thing to have to bring over to the hotel. They do not stack on top of one another, so they are a bit of pain to transport. They can’t be left in a car either because they contain chocolate that would melt. In order to transport them a little more easily, we placed 4 gable boxes into a gift box lid meant for clothes. They fit perfectly!

How did you manage transporting your wedding related items to the hotel, ceremony or reception site? Did you make multiple runs or did someone help you?

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Mrs. Snow Pea

Location:
New York
Wedding Date:
August 18, 2007

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  1. Member
    Mrs. Lemon 635 posts, Busy bee @ 12:26 pm

    great job on all of the boxes!!! :) Mr. Lemon delivered all of ours in one fell swoop, and it only took him 2 hours total!

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    Mrs. Apple 36 posts, Newbee @ 12:32 pm

    very shabby chic! Cute!

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    Moi, Guest @ 12:38 pm

    Really fun contents!

    Good point about the gable boxes being awkard. Unfortunately, some who are traveling by plane/train might not keep the boxes for this reason.

    But I was thinking that another container that would be very hip today, a definite keeper, and easy to pack — a reuseable shopping bag. (Not as cool as a tote, but probably cheaper and so “now.”)

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    Kat, Guest @ 12:49 pm

    I love these!! Love the items you included – your guests will love them!

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    kp, Guest @ 12:57 pm

    great job ms. sp!!
    can you tell me where you picked up all of the pamphlets, coupons, etc?

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    Sarah, Guest @ 12:58 pm

    “Multiple runs” best describes what we did. The favors, some of the wine, most parts of the centerpieces, and the cake topper went to the venue (groom’s parents’ house) at Christmas. Other items were shipped directly there. We filled a guest’s trunk with more wine, and drove everything else up ourselves the week prior. At the time, it seemed like a huge pain moving stuff around (especially wine: breakable and heavy), but I realize I’m lucky to have had unlimited storage at the “venue” for six months.

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    Linda, Guest @ 1:00 pm

    They turned out amazing! Luckily I’ll be able to leave some in the car while I run in and drop them off. :)

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    Mrs. Poppy 71 posts, Worker bee @ 1:08 pm

    i should have hired you to make our ootb :) congrats ;)

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    Melissa, Guest @ 1:36 pm

    Where did you get the gable boxes?

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    Paula, Guest @ 1:51 pm

    Moi, we’re doing the same thing . . . great minds think alike, I think! My FH and I met in Austin (where Whole Foods is headquartered), and now live in Seattle – we wanted to acknowledge that history somehow, and using the reusable grocery bags was just the ticket (okay, they’re also doing our cake, dessert buffet, and favors :)

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    HACB, Guest @ 2:44 pm

    Great job! They look beautiful!

    We used gable boxes too… fortunately we had a coordinator who delivered the boxes for us. We gave ours out at our Welcome-to-Town party so we didn’t have to pay the hotel the “delivery fee” ($3/box! – what a rip off!) and we only had 1 delivery location. Very easy for me! They were a big hit with our guests. And, frankly, they weren’t that expensive so I didn’t care if anyone kept the box. It really wasn’t meant for a keepsake, it was just packaging to me!

    Melissa – We ordered our gable boxes from http://www.papermart.com. :)

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    Miss. Kakerwhart, Guest @ 3:18 pm

    We are using gable boxes too and got them from
    http://www.bagsandbowsonline.com/ . You have to order 100. But we are going to sell the left overs after the wedding. We were very happy with the service and quality.

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    Tara, Guest @ 3:37 pm

    Finished?? As in, no last-minute all-night work sessions with your MOH that leave you exhausted for your actual wedding weekend??? WELL DONE!!! (They look great too! And the Playbill idea was adorable!)

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    My, Guest @ 4:45 pm

    Your OT packages are simply adorable…

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    Sandy, Guest @ 5:41 pm

    Miss Kakerwhart: I am interested in your leftover gable boxes. Do you have at least 30 and what color and size are they? Please email me at sandytrieu@hotmail.com. Thanks!

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    Miss. Kakerwhart, Guest @ 5:51 pm

    HI Sandy -

    I’m emailing you now :)

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