Originally Posted by ironman
Okay, now I'm at work and am totally distracted thinking about welcome bags. Does anyone know a good cheap source to get plain cloth bags? It might be the latte I'm drinking, but I'm getting pretty giddy thinking about fun travel mugs and "to have and to hold and to keep your drink cold" labels to go on them!
I was thinking about just using a nice brown paper bag with a handle, but if we used cloth people could also use them as a beach bag? Guess it will depend on the pricing for the reusable ones. Anyone have any suggestions?
I found really cute tote bags from orientaltrading.com They are covered in hibiscus flowers and were 11.50 for 12 of them. I didn't want them personalized b/c they really become useless after the wedding. I just can't picture people using bags that say "so and so's wedding" Plus, shipping is free on orders over $49. We ordered beer koozies from there too that say to have and to hold and to keep your beer cold that were 50 of them for $20. I ordered chapstick from Avon for .69 each. I found travel aloe for .98 a bottle with free shipping. Also, I made those fold over elastic pony tail holders for dirt cheap in our wedding colors to put in their bags. Also, I found these great change purses that were 50 of them for $20. I am going to use them to put travel tylenol, pepto and motrin in them and label them as "my hangover kit". I also purchased name badge holders on lanyards. That way, they can be used as room key holders. I think they were 4.25 for a pack of 12 from orientaltrading.com