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#1 cabobridey

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    Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:33 AM

    I had a thought about OOT bags. First of all, i think that the men might not use them at all on their trip, it will probably only be the women. And after the wedding & vacation, will they ever use them again?

    What about this.....save money on the OOT bags themselves, and spend more on the stuff in 'em. The bags can get thrown away after (or kept by some of the people who like to keep things as momentos).

    Does this seem cheap? Or practical? I have been looking at the many OOT bag threads, and I havent seen anyone mention this. Maybe it is totally tacky and I should just forget this idea.

    You can buy nice white bags, but they also come in all sorts of colors as well. And I was thinking of having our logo (which I don't have yet) made into big stickers to put on the bags.

    I just can't see anyone using a bag after the wedding that has "Bradley and Holly... July 8th, 2008" on the side of it, ever again.

    Don't get me wrong, the bags that have been posted on here are gorgeous... and I dont want anyone to think I think they are a bad idea, I still may go that route myself. i just may rather spend money on the stuff inside, than the bags themselves.

    I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback. Thanks!

    #2 Kat81

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      Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:36 AM

      A lot of girls decided to do this I think. Their thoughtwave was... That way they can throw them away and it is less to bring back with them. I have seen some "way cute" paper OOT bags. I have thought of doing the same. I am thinking a lot of people will already pack a beach bag in their luggage if they expect to use one.

      #3 Kristy!


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        Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:46 AM

        I've gotten paper OOT bags from weddings and I didn't think twice about it. I agree about people not wanting to tote around something with your logo on it after they return home. If I do canvas OOT bags, I will probably do something with St Lucia on it instead of our names.

        That's not to take away from anyone else's work. The bags I have seen on here are fabulous.

        #4 rodent


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          Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:47 AM

          there have definitly been really cute paper bags with logos stuck on the side. You can even save money on having it made into a sticker & glue it on.

          I bought cheap totes from oriental trading for 70 cents each. Then I'm going to make a little tag to go on them. I decided against monograming the bags to save money to have more to spend on whats inside. Many girls make a monogram that either doesn't have names or has them really small.

          #5 Alyssa

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            Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:52 AM

            personally, i think canvas tote bags are nicer than paper but it depends on final cost.

            i got my canvas bags for $0.90 each and i got the iron on transfer paper on ebay for 25 sheets for $10 - then i pritned 2 images on each piece of transfer paper.

            also, i created a logo for the OOT bags without our names b/c i agree i would not want to use a bag with someone elses name on it.

            my BM's and i finished the iron on's this week - i still have to take pics but will post sometime this week!

            #6 ErinB


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              Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:58 AM

              I think I'll be going with paper. It saves time and money and I can add more expensive stuffing! We have to assemble our bags there, so this will make it easier to transport. I did get "real bags" for my BM's though.

              #7 becks



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                Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:12 PM

                I think the paper ones are fine!!! And some people will appreciate not having more stuff to lug home - one of the reasons we abandoned the idea of towels.

                I'm just going to re-do our logo without our names. Ultimately, the extra $0.50 or so per bag is worth it to me.

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                #8 happyone

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                  Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:31 PM

                  I think either way it's the stuff inside that matters most. I'm going canvas but the logo will just have the location and the date on it. I feel weird about people toting our names around as well.

                  #9 MrsTrussell2B

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                    Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:03 PM

                    I was going to use paper to save money but after reading a few post I now realize i can get inexpensive canvas. but i do agree that most people will not reuse the bags so paper isnt a bad idea

                    #10 Angie4896

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                      Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:06 PM

                      Have you found any paper bags you like yet? I was thinking of doing the same thing...I found these but have not made a decision yet.

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