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#1 cheese_diva

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    Posted 18 June 2007 - 05:03 PM

    Dreams Cabo brides (and everyone else of course!)

    I bought 100 luminary bags on ebay but to my surprise they are really small. (5x eight). Guess I should have read the description instead of just looking at their photos which looked normal enough.
    Here's a picture of them next to a regular size lunch sack from Oriental Trading Co. Originally, I bought a package of 12 Fushia & 12 Orange & 12 white bags from Oriental Trading Co ($5.90), but thought all white will look better with our green/blue color theme.
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    Do you think they will be ok? They seem large enough to fit a votive/sand, but I'm worried they will look silly on the ground around the pool/walkways. Do I need to fold over the tops to make them sturdier?

    I have 60 votive candles with Maye, but can bring more (100 bags).
    How many did you use and did you feel like it was enough or did you wish you had more/less?
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    #2 Christine

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    Posted 18 June 2007 - 05:15 PM

    are you going to put something on them, honestly I like the smaller ones, the ones I was going to do I was planning to cut the tops anyway, so smaller is better in my opinion
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    #3 MsShelley

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      Posted 18 June 2007 - 05:45 PM

      I too, like the smaller ones better. they won't get in the way and you can use more if needed

      #4 cheese_diva

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        Posted 18 June 2007 - 06:03 PM

        Oh Awesome! The photo actually makes them look larger than they are. I don't think I'm going to put anything on them.. just white bags. I have a lot of other DIY projects I want to tackle so if I do something this will be last... I figured if they're on the ground so most people will notice the light and think they're pretty .. besides our initals aren't that great so we're staying away from Monogram stuf... ADM (reads Adam)
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        #5 Christine

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        Posted 18 June 2007 - 06:25 PM

        if you decide to have a monogram on them just do clear labels from office depot or staples..just print and stick!
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        #6 Sarah

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          Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:00 PM

          Angela- remind me where your reception is at?

          I used 100 bags at the Oceana Terrace. I think it was a perfect amount. They went around the pool, around the palm trees, around the edge and down the stairs to the bathroom. I really don't think it matters what size you use. Also, the only embellishment mine had was a decorative edge on the top. I think simple is better when it comes to these- because you are using so many. FYI I bought a package of 100 bags at Meijer (grocery store) for $1.97.

          #7 Sarah

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            Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:01 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Christine
            are you going to put something on them, honestly I like the smaller ones, the ones I was going to do I was planning to cut the tops anyway, so smaller is better in my opinion

            We used a decorative edge cutter and took about 2 inches off the top of our bags. I think the shorter length is nice...

            #8 cheese_diva

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              Posted 20 June 2007 - 02:48 PM

              Reception is Oceana Terrace also. The bags are tiny... 4xeight.. funny the ebay listing said lunch sacks.. I want to know who's packing their lunch in these things! I have 100 bags, I'll just need to buy some more white votives.

              I think I will try to decorative edge on top too.. I could probably snip in one pass! lol
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