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#101 Alipires1

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    Posted 09 March 2008 - 11:17 PM

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    Okay, so I just ordered 80 navy blue canvas totes from here. Using the coupon code from another thread (cheaptotes), I saved 10% (truncated, not rounded up). The subtotal was $119.20 minus $11.20 plus $18.99 in shipping. Total came to 126.99. My stepbrother has a silkscreening business that he just started. He said he hasn't seen anything cheaper for that size online and that it is a good price for that size. He said he would do our silkscreening for really cheap but we told him to charge what he would charge. I don't want to save money at his expense, he has been struggling for a long time. So, he said $1 per bag.

    We figure we will give one bag per person but maybe just roll up the second bag and put it in the other tote with the OOT stuff (one mug per person, maraca pen per couple, flipflop playing cards per couple, disp underwater camera per couple, first aid bag per couple, and one spanish translation sheet per couple...I am still looking for some sort of crazy straw per person). I didn't want to have to double the cost of the OOT bags by making one per person and having to buy more to make it look fuller. Will it be tacky to roll the second bag up and include with the other stuff? We are trying to save money where we can since the AHR is going to cost us plenty (220 guests probably will attend).

    I'll post pics once the bags come in.

    OTC has some straws with sombreros and some with chillies and some with flowers or umbrellas. Target also has some in their clearance Isle and I think they were part of the luau collection.

    #102 Bride010101

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      Posted 10 March 2008 - 11:59 AM

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      Originally Posted by heidi&alex
      The colored canvas totes are 15 x 16...there's not really a depth to speak of... it's more like a pillow case if that makes sense :) that sounds bad, but they're actually really cute IMO... hope that helps!
      Thanks! That is what I was thinking based on the pictures from their website but just wanted to check. :)

      #103 Bride010101

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        Posted 18 March 2008 - 05:40 PM

        Just wanted to add that I ended up ordering the gusset bags from cheaptotes and really like them. None of them really met my colors - so I ordered a variety and they are all bright and fun (except the burgandy which was a little dark for my liking - but my mom wanted).

        The only 2 things I wanted to add from previous posts are that the straps are sort of short. I can wear it over my shoulder, but my parents and FI had difficulty with it. Also, the bottom on this bag is nice and allows the bags to stand up on their own but it is still the gusset material so it is not overly strong.

        They are nice and big though. The second picture is with a normal bottle or water. Easily fits a couple rolled up beach towels and what not.

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        Shipping was quick and the coupon code cheaptotes still worked for 10% off.

        #104 CarrieRN

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          Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:44 PM

          I got my totes in. They are navy blue canvas and a good size. They are sturdy but not a thick starchy sort of canvas. I think they will suit their purpose. I will post them once I get them screenprinted by my stepbrother, which won't be until summer.
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          #105 Nrsggrl

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            Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:49 AM

            What an awesome thread! Such great ideas! I was checking out the Heavy Duty Canvas Tote, 12 oz, and really liked the look of that. For $2.89, it looks pretty sturdy. And since we're not planning on having any more than 30-40 people at our wedding spending a little more shouldn't totally deplete us! The other one I really liked was the Canvas Teachers Tote for $4.99... that one will break the bank considering the potential cost of the things to put IN the bag! LOL

            #106 mrsmark08

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              Posted 20 March 2008 - 02:14 AM

              I just placed my order, can't wait to get them. I ordered 40, so i'll need to get busy doing my iron-ons as soon as they get here.

              #107 becks

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              Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:16 AM

              FI wants something that's not too girly (meaning not a tote). So we found these drawstring backpacks - they aren't super cheap (about $2 each). I need to call cheap totes and see if they can do any better.

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              Has anyone used these? I think they are more likely to be used by the guys, and certainly the kids will like them. I'd just like to see if anyone has tried them out.

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              #108 madenerg2

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                Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:16 PM

                Rebecca these are nice - I have used that bag for every day but not as a beach bag - would you consider doing that bag for men and the tote for the women?

                #109 monicabrandon2008

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                  Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:28 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by naga0066
                  Just wanted to add that I ended up ordering the gusset bags from cheaptotes and really like them. None of them really met my colors - so I ordered a variety and they are all bright and fun (except the burgandy which was a little dark for my liking - but my mom wanted).

                  The only 2 things I wanted to add from previous posts are that the straps are sort of short. I can wear it over my shoulder, but my parents and FI had difficulty with it. Also, the bottom on this bag is nice and allows the bags to stand up on their own but it is still the gusset material so it is not overly strong.

                  They are nice and big though. The second picture is with a normal bottle or water. Easily fits a couple rolled up beach towels and what not.

                  Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.

                  Shipping was quick and the coupon code cheaptotes still worked for 10% off.

                  Love those! I love the bright colors. I just ordered the blue, yellow and green. Thanks for the pic!
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                  #110 WillyWill

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                    Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:15 PM

                    Hey Girls, this has probably already been asked. But I keep seeing that people are paying .99 cents for the bags, but when I see the Natural bag for 1.49. Where are you all see the .99 price?




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