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Paper OOT bags? Thoughts please...

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#11 cabobridey

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    Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:44 PM

    Here are the websites i have found....

    Paper Mart Packaging Store - Paper Shopping Bags


    Matte Laminate Shopping Bags - Uline

    also Oriental trading has some as well.

    #12 jmill130

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      Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:14 PM

      Thanks for the links and ideas... I think we are going with paper. I love veryone ideas, but knowing our guests they will have totes and I would rather put hte money into the goodies inside! A friend of mine used a sand bucket to hold all the OOT items, very cute, but no one knew what to do with it at the end of the week!

      #13 Angie4896

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        Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:59 PM

        Originally Posted by cabobridey
        Thanks for the links! I am going to check them out, seems much easier than the boxes!

        #14 Yvette

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          Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:14 PM

          I totally agree! Don't worry about the bags themselves, spend the money on what goes inside them. We are just using small cellophane bags. I really wanted to give people things that they would use. So we bought personalized Koozies and chapsticks along with a small bottles of lotions.

          Plus with a destination wedding planned I will need to travel with all this stuff. The easier the better!

          #15 katrina


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            Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:49 PM

            if you search posts made by kellymn she used paper bags and they turned out very nice. but often times they are no more cheaper than the canvas, but they might be lighter/easier to pack.

            #16 PrecisePlans

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              Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:58 PM

              I'm doing gable boxes. I'm taking them in my luggage (flat) and then assembling when i get to JA.

              #17 Maura


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              Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:11 PM

              i think theres nothing wrong with doing paper. kellys were great like katrina said.

              i personally am doing plastic PVC totes, only because my FI's uncle owns a factory in mexico that makes all kinds and shapes of plastic bags, and he offered to donate them to us so we dont have to buy any. woot woot to that! to make them more wedding-y, i'm just gonna make welcome bag tags to hang off the handle like angela did.

              #18 arhoyaltres

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                Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:19 PM

                I'm going with paper bags as well. I was informed by several guests (when I ran the idea by them) that they would prefer all things that would be consumed that weekend because they didn't want to worry about carrying a lot of stuff back. So there's no need for me to go against what the folks want :)

                #19 Dbld78

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                  Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:49 PM

                  I decided to go with paper bags as well... I'm having a custom stamp made with our at little thing...."Welcome to Charleston...." Then we are going to make cookies to put in the bags....I need to skimp on these.....the money well is starting to run dry....lol!

                  #20 PaulaV

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                    Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:06 AM

                    I received a metallic paper bag with a thank you tag with lots of food goodies at a wedding we went to as an OOT bag.
                    It was a surprise and much appreciated since we didn't buy any snacks.

                    When I looked into bags for our OOT bags, the nicer paper bags were more than the ones we used from cheaptotes.com that doubled as beach bags. They were easy to transport to Mexico since they didn't take up much space.
                    We paid 99 cents each and used iron on paper, but made our bag logo pretty generic.
                    We put our names and wedding date on a tag we tied onto them with their names handwritten on the back so we would know who to give them to.

                    I saw many people using them at the resort ... I don't expect people to use them afterwards, but they were nice to use for the beach, pool and shopping.

                    Our OOT bags with generic logos
                    (There are some contents missing from the picture, chips, pashminas, some other stuff I cannot remember right now):
                    Click the image to open in full size.

                    I did use white plain paper bags I bought at Michael's for the BM and parents gifts and made sticker labels for them. They also got OOTs.
                    The kids got paper bags with stickers I made on them as well.
                    The GMs got canvas drawstring bags (from JoAnn's) and they were used as well. I never got around to putting logos on theirs but they did have tags

                    BM bags (the other bag pictured is an Environsax, they were rolled up in thsir gift bags):
                    Click the image to open in full size.

                    So my advice is do what fits your budget.
                    People are not expecting anything like this, so anything will be a nice touch.

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