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Canvas bags worth it?

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#1 Taryn20

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    Posted 24 November 2009 - 08:58 PM

    I am planning on giving our guests the personalized canvas totes. Has anyone regretted spending the money and time on these? I am just wondering if they will get used after the wedding or if they will just be tossed aside.

    Any opinions??

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    #2 Sheree10

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      Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:46 PM

      Some brides think it's worth it, other's think its a waste. I wouldn't recommend personalizing it with all of your wedding information but maybe just the name of the island and Month/year w/a small design like a starfish/palm tree. I feel if it has too much info your guests may not use it too much beyond the trip.

      I wanted to do bags in the beginning but it's not definate. I will make my decision based on the number of guests that decide to come. If it's a small group then I'll do it. I'm also afraid that it may be wasted.

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      #3 KittenHeart

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        Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:49 PM

        I personally didn't want to personal the bags with our wedding info and our names only because I know I wouldn't use that bag again if I attended a wedding.

        I am getting black mesh beach bags because I feel those are the most practical and people should actually use them.

        #4 Sheree10

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          Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:57 PM

          If you're doing the OOT bags-Another great idea could be one of those reusable shopping bags in your wedding colors- not personalized. Fill it up with treats/ items. Guests can use it for the beach/shopping and can also use it when they get home.

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          #5 tmurphy82

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            Posted 25 November 2009 - 03:52 PM

            Yeah--I think I am just going to put "Punta Cana, 2010" on our bags.

            #6 cbell

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              Posted 25 November 2009 - 04:01 PM

              I did canvas bags with an embroidered green starfish with their last initial on top of the starfish in black. They ended up costing $10 each but I think they turned out well and everyone seemed to like them. I figure they'll use them again but if not they got a nice bag to walk around with while at the resort. Plus we only had 12 couples (1 bag per couple) so it wasn't a big cost. If I had a lot of people going I'd probably just do a colorful tote from cheaptotes.com......

              #7 bridej9

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                Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:42 PM

                I think I am going to do the canvas tote with a monogram of the guests last names. That way it is personalized and I figured that way the guests can reuse them, who can't use another tote?

                #8 Kristen110

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                  Posted 01 December 2009 - 03:08 AM

                  I looked into personalizing each bag too but I thought it would be a waste. The guys would neevr use them and if I got one that had a date and location on it, I would probably never use it again either. So I decided not to get them done with any of my information.

                  #9 bearbunny

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                    Posted 31 December 2009 - 11:47 PM

                    i am going to get canvas totes but no personalization on them in the hopes people will use them again.

                    #10 isaidyes

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                      Posted 31 December 2009 - 11:59 PM

                      I like the idea of the canvas tote with no personalization personally. I really doubt I'd reuse the bag again. In Toronto we now have to pay for plastic bags so everyone has a million canvas totes as it is.

                      For my wedding i just bought some simple paper bags with handles from Michaels. Walmart sells them too.

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