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Do you ever regret going cheap on the OOT bags themselves?

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#11 da.shmoopies

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    Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:12 PM

    I personally went with a slightly more expensive bag than what was at cheaptotes.com. I order a few from them as samples, which are now my farmer's market shopping bags.

    I figured that, since my guests were coming to our DW at their expense, I could shell out a bit more for their OOTs. I was lucky too. I found the canvas beach bags for half the price that were listed on Amazon. They were very large, thick canvas beach totes. I was extremely happy with the decision.

    #12 Chiquita

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      Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:38 PM

      We also did the bags instead of favours. Most people just leave the favours or forget to bring them back with them, so I didn't bother. Our bags were filled with stuff so it was much better than a favour anyways :)

      #13 anaderoux

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        Posted 12 December 2008 - 07:23 PM

        I ordered woven totes from Welcome to Ailana Kai every one loved them!

        #14 sdnative222

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          Posted 16 December 2008 - 10:12 PM

          I opted for paper gift bags in lieu of canvas totes for the OOT bags for all of the wedding guests. For the wedding party, I purchased soft-sided cooler bags @ $14 each. They were the perfect size for 2 water bottles, a Maui tourist guidebook, a welcome letter, snacks, a wedding day map, timeline, sunscreen packets and insect repellant packets.

          Every single wedding guest pulled me aside to tell me how much they appreciated the thoughfulness of the OOT bag. That was payment enough.

          As for the wedding party, they all used the cooler bags the entire trip. All of my bridesmaids are using them for their lunch bags.
          Jocelynn and Shawn
          Got Maui'd on November 8,2008

          #15 Jacilynda

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            Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:13 PM

            I didn't want to spend a lot, but I didn't want to go cheap. I knew I would regret it in the end. I'm not a big fan of the canvas bags, mostly cause I knew that none of my guests would use them again. I wanted a bag they would use, otherwise why do bags at all? I waited and just kept looking for bags. Theses are my bags:

            Originally Posted by trayce2222
            I got mine at Wal-Mart for $3 each on clearance! I saw a post on here about them....below are the pics. They are great and have lots of room.....I'm glad someone on here shared their great find....they are perfect for me and cheap!!!!
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            I'm so glad someone else likes them as much as me! Thanks Tracy! I got them at Walmart for $3 each. These are our favors so I wanted something really worth it, plus these people traveled all that way for our wedding. We do have a few single males coming and we're going to give them a string backpack.

            I know if you're looking for a cheaper kind of bag you can go with these:
            Welcome to Ailana Kai they are cheap, cute, and very destination like. I think one of the other girls might have already posted this site.

            Or if you were thinking along the lines of something similar to the canvas bags Pier 1 has "shopping bags" as they call them. They are totes similar to the canvas, but aren't canvas and are in color. I think right now they have their fall selection so they are all blue & brown, pink & brown, or green & brown. But they are cute, I think people would use them more than a canvas tote and they are $2.99 each.

            Really if you have the money to spend, wait until you find something you absolutely love and have to have and you'll be happiest. If you don't have the money do some searching, you'll find something for sure.

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