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Hey girls!

Old Navy has transparent plastic and purple transparent cups with lid and a straw for sale near the checkout counters for 5$ + tx each. I searched high and low for these cups for my OOT bags and would have ended up ordering from discountmugs BUT the shipping was ridiculous. This way, I ended up getting the clear cups for the guys and the purple ones for the girls (purple is one of my wedding colors) so it works out and all for about 125$ (for 23 cups).

 

I'll probably just buy ribbon and tie a business card around each cup to identify what they're for since I don't think clear sticker labels will show up well on the purple cups!

 

 

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Dollarama tote bag findings - as of April 19, 2011

 

Stopped in at Dollarama today to check out a few things, stopped in the bag aisle, here are those four-picture tote bags people have talked about before:

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Sorry it's a little blurry, but I think you all have seen them before. This would work really cute with postcards or pics inside, but I found it too 'short' - not that I'm planning to give towels or anything in my OOT bags, but if I wanted to use it as a beach tote or carryall in the future, which I hope our guests will with our bags, it seemed too short to be able to hold everything... but, overall, a nice bag. Just not for me.

 

Then they had these cute, more beachy, heavier bags:

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These ones were a little taller too, and heavier, so would make a better 'beach tote', but again not for me. There are slight color variations...

 

 

 

Then they had these:

 

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They are a REALLY heavy fabulous canvas bag that would be great if your new last name was going to be 'recycling'. But seriously, all jokes aside this is a really eco friendly type of bag that people will probably reuse again and again, and the quality was very nice.

 

 

They also had those mesh bags again, in bright blue, pink, green and I think purple. I really like those blue ones, as they are almost exactly my color, but I am waiting on another BDW bride who may have bought too many of hers and is going to sell me what she has left in her style of blue bags. So exciting! Sorry I didn't get a picture of the blue mesh bags. I also didn't see too great of finds when it came to chapstick, they had the Lypsl kind, one in a pack, and some other brand I hadn't heard of for two in a pack but then I only saw the one package of them. When I went to Walmart they do have some kind of 1.00 lip balm there too, but I found it weird I couldn't spot the actual Chapstick brand? Unless they keep it at a different section then the Lypsl and Nivea and all the other walmart lip balms?

 

I know I'm a long ways away.. and people are still booking.. but I love seeing pics and get so much inspiration, figured I'd share. I'll share again next time I spot something!

 

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thanks for the tip! I always forget about Old Navy!!

Originally Posted by heidilynn28 View Post

Hey girls!

Old Navy has transparent plastic and purple transparent cups with lid and a straw for sale near the checkout counters for 5$ + tx each. I searched high and low for these cups for my OOT bags and would have ended up ordering from discountmugs BUT the shipping was ridiculous. This way, I ended up getting the clear cups for the guys and the purple ones for the girls (purple is one of my wedding colors) so it works out and all for about 125$ (for 23 cups).

 

I'll probably just buy ribbon and tie a business card around each cup to identify what they're for since I don't think clear sticker labels will show up well on the purple cups!

 

 



 

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Originally Posted by DramaticAnnie View Post

 

Where can we Canadian brides order bulk, cheap (cheap as in price, not in quality) chapstick/lip balm? That bulkapothecary site (however it's spelled) has awesome prices.. and only ships to the states. Boo.

 

I already ordered return address labels (but only put my design on about half the label) from vistaprint.ca and I can cut them down to fit them on the chapsticks.. God bless vistaprint.ca.. me and my mom are ordering like crazy, yeah we pay about 20-25 bucks for shipping every time but given that we get 10 (it's the limit) free PERSONALIZED (there's the kicker there) products every time, it's worth it. We're going to have a custom t-shirt for everyone coming with us on the cruise if we keep this up. The key is when they give you a really good email, like lots of free products and free image uploads, SAVE IT. Doesn't matter when it says the deals 'expire'. I've been using mine for over a month now, as long as I click through that email I still get the deals.

 

 

Do you know of anyone who sells Avon? They might be able to cut you a deal if you are buying alot of lip balm. I sell it so of course I ordered from myself but if you have a representative-pitch the idea to them. My lipbalm only cost me 0.40 a piece. :)

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Our bags are similar to the second one you posted, however they are outlined in brown fabric on the edges and have a big brown button on one side that has a loop so you can close the bag.  For $2 we loved them! 

 

I got my lip balm at the Dollerama here, and have seen them at a few locations.  They have the Aquafina ones 2 for $1.25.  They're not the standard shorter lip balm, but are long and skinny.  The best part about them is that they fit perfectly with the free Vistapint return labels! I was able to attach two of the labels, one to each side, and they are a perfect fit!! They cover all of the logo and ingredients and such, and look like they were ordered just for us! And all for $0.63 each! 
 

Originally Posted by DramaticAnnie View Post

Dollarama tote bag findings - as of April 19, 2011

 

Stopped in at Dollarama today to check out a few things, stopped in the bag aisle, here are those four-picture tote bags people have talked about before:

IMG_0815.JPG

Sorry it's a little blurry, but I think you all have seen them before. This would work really cute with postcards or pics inside, but I found it too 'short' - not that I'm planning to give towels or anything in my OOT bags, but if I wanted to use it as a beach tote or carryall in the future, which I hope our guests will with our bags, it seemed too short to be able to hold everything... but, overall, a nice bag. Just not for me.

 

Then they had these cute, more beachy, heavier bags:

IMG_0814.JPG

These ones were a little taller too, and heavier, so would make a better 'beach tote', but again not for me. There are slight color variations...

 

 

 

Then they had these:

 

IMG_0813.JPG

 

They are a REALLY heavy fabulous canvas bag that would be great if your new last name was going to be 'recycling'. But seriously, all jokes aside this is a really eco friendly type of bag that people will probably reuse again and again, and the quality was very nice.

 

 

They also had those mesh bags again, in bright blue, pink, green and I think purple. I really like those blue ones, as they are almost exactly my color, but I am waiting on another BDW bride who may have bought too many of hers and is going to sell me what she has left in her style of blue bags. So exciting! Sorry I didn't get a picture of the blue mesh bags. I also didn't see too great of finds when it came to chapstick, they had the Lypsl kind, one in a pack, and some other brand I hadn't heard of for two in a pack but then I only saw the one package of them. When I went to Walmart they do have some kind of 1.00 lip balm there too, but I found it weird I couldn't spot the actual Chapstick brand? Unless they keep it at a different section then the Lypsl and Nivea and all the other walmart lip balms?

 

I know I'm a long ways away.. and people are still booking.. but I love seeing pics and get so much inspiration, figured I'd share. I'll share again next time I spot something!

 



 

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Ohh thanks for the tip! I don't have an Avon person but my Mom does! I'll see if she can ask :)

 

Originally Posted by baileybutton View Post





Do you know of anyone who sells Avon? They might be able to cut you a deal if you are buying alot of lip balm. I sell it so of course I ordered from myself but if you have a representative-pitch the idea to them. My lipbalm only cost me 0.40 a piece. :)



 

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