Wedding DIY – {OOT} Out of Town Bags

This post is a long time coming (literally almost a year old).

I had good intentions in showing all the DIY projects I did for our wedding, but my schedule got busy and life moved on.

The last few months, I received a few requests for the key holder templates that I posted here. It made me realize that I still have a few projects that I haven’t posted.

So, I’ve talked about the Out of Town bags we stuffed in a very large luggage that we gave to all our guests when they arrived in Puerto Vallarta.

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I had a great time finding fun things to put in these bags.

Each bag included a souvenir shirt and hat, which I was happy to see our guests used during our stay. All of these were designed, customized and printed on Vistaprint.com

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A word search game to use while lounging at the pool.

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A pen and notepad to take notes of all their favorite drinks :)

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There was also a Do Not Disturb sign to be used the night of the wedding.

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And one important item was also included….First Aid Kit, but we called it “Wedding Survival Kit”.

This is the final package. See below for the step-by-step on how I made it.

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I bought these mini First Aid Kits (bought at Target’s travel section).

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 I removed the original label and replaced it with the labels picture below. I printed them on sticker paper. (Leave a comment if you want the template)

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I added additional band-aids to each kit.

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I also added individual packets of Tylenol, Motrin, Pepto Bismol and more sanitizing wipes.  I purchased these at Staples along the classroom aisle. These were used by our guests, for hangovers, sunburns and minor tummy aches.

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Because you can never have enough sanitizer, I also included mini hand sanitizer. I covered the original labels with a sticker that says “Share the Love, Not the Germs”.

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I put all the items in a medium size sandwich bag, sealed it and then put a custom label below. They were printed on card stock, folded and stapled together.

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I love being crafty so I enjoyed this project a lot. It was fun preparing for the wedding and I have great memories working on the DIY stuff.

- If you need any of the templates above, email me or leave a comment and I’ll be more than happy to send you the templates.

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Comments

  1. What an adorable idea! I’m Maid of Honor in my friend’s wedding, so I need to figure out some little things to make for the bachlorette party… this is truly inspiring!

  2. You were so thoughtful to make these wedding survival bags. I know they look simple but I’m sure you put a lot of work into pulling everything together. It is so sweet how everything is personalized.

  3. Michelle says:

    Wow! I’m sure your guests loved those kits. :) I’d love to have the template for those first aide kits if you’re willing to share. I’m trying to put together OOT bags right now, and yours are so pretty.

  4. Dolly Rodriguez says:

    I Love your ideas!!! My husband and I are renewing our vows in Key West this Nov and I’m a little stuck on the OOT bags! Thanks for getting me on the right track!!! How did you make the templates for the survival kits?

    • Hi Dolly,

      I got the template from another bride who shared it with me. The template was made using powerpoint and I printed it on sticker paper (bought at Staples).

      I’ll try finding the template this week and send it to you.

      • Christina says:

        Hi Lea,
        Any luck finding the template? My FI and I are medical students so the is perfect! Thanks!

  5. Juanita says:

    Oh my gosh can you send me the template for the first aid kit

  6. i absolutely love your first aid kit template – if you’re willing to share i’d happily use it for our oot bags next month!!!

    thank you thank you!

  7. Celiday says:

    Hi!! I would also LOVE your first aid kit template – I’ve been looking for something cute like yours for hours. :) thank you!!

    ~Celiday
    Celiday@aol.com

  8. Hi! I too would love the first aid template you used. Would really appreciate it if you can send me the template. Thanks so much!

  9. Priscilla says:

    Hi! I love the template for the fisrt aid kit! can you please email it to priscillagomezv@hotmail.com
    thank you!!

  10. Rebecca says:

    The first aid kit template and the survival kit template are perfect! It’s what i’ve been looking for and have had no luck. Could you please email your templates to imrebeccajackson@sbcglobal.net? I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks,
    Rebeca

  11. Hi i was wondering if i could get the survival kit template please. My email is raidynsmommy@hotmail.com Thanks

  12. Kristi says:

    Hi There

    This is awesome. I am trying to put together something like this and would love these templates. Would you mind emailing them to me please?
    Thank you so much
    Kristi

  13. Menchu says:

    Hello! I was also was wondering if i could get the survival kit template please. I found it amazing! My email is mmanubens@hotmail.com Thanks.Menchu

  14. vicki watkins says:

    Could you please sen me your templates! vellen@hotmail.co.uk

    Many Thanks!

    Vicki

  15. ashleigh sau says:

    Hello! Awsome bags, I am doing the same idea and would love to use the template. My email is sauashleigh@hotmail.com

    Thank you!

  16. Maria says:

    Hi there, this came out great! can you please email me your template? Much appreciated. mcosma@msn.com

    THANKS!!!

  17. Jessica says:

    What a beautiful website you have!! Thank you for sharing all your creativity! If you could send me the key holder template that would be awesome! Havent been able to figure it out how to do it, Many thanks!!

  18. Emily says:

    Everything that you made is beautiful! Would you be able to send me templates for the first aid kit and survival kit? I would so greatly appreciate it!! :)

  19. This is exactly what I have been looking for!! Could you please send me the template for the card stock and the first aid kit!! Thank you so much!!
    ndenney1980@gmail.com

  20. This is exactly what I have been searching for!! Could you please send me the templates for the card stock you used to make the survival kit and the first aid kit labels? You are a godsend!!
    ndenney1980@gmail.com

  21. Maayan says:

    Hi, looking forward to my wedding in Riviera Maya. Can you please send me the templates for the first aid kit. Thanks so much!

  22. Lauren says:

    Love your OOT bags! I’m sure your guests enjoyed them. I would appreciate if you could please send the template for the first aid kit. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Lauren says:

    Could you also tell me where you purchased the badge/id card holders and lanyards? I’m getting married in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. I had decided against including them in my bags but yours are so cute that I may have to change my mind… again. Did your guests find them useful??

  24. Kandy Houston says:

    I would love a copy of the template for the first aid kit! LOVE LOVE this idea!

  25. LaRonza Carter says:

    I would like to use the image on the first aid kit – would you please share?

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