Post # 1
Since we’re trying our best to not go in debt planning this wedding, I’m coming up with as many money-saving ideas as possible. Fabric/silk flowers (the 1st of which I’m making) for bouquets/bouts/corsages/etc…, making the jewelry, scouring $1 bins at Michaels for cute stuff, etc… So, of course my money-saving thought also extends to the Bridesmaid or Best Man totes!
I have already bought each of them pretty fabric-made make-up cases from Etsy… they’re so cute. But I wasn’t sure what I wanted to stuff all of their loot in. Monogrammed totes can be super expensive… especially for the size I wanted to get them all. Then I began noticing all the cute ecofriendly totes that you can find at grocery stores, boutiques, Pier 1, etc… So I spent about a week searching on the internet and finally found these:
I found them for $4 a piece!!! They have all sorts of pretty designs here: http://www.envirovogue.com/. And part of the proceeds go to breast cancer research- how can I go wrong?
I’ll do them up with some ribbon and a fabric flower to personalize them a bit. However, I’m stoked and hope my ladies love them!
Thought I’d share for anyone looking for a cheap, Bridesmaid or Best Man tote alternative. 🙂
Post # 3
Thanks for sharing–they’re cute, cheap, and benefit a great cause as well!
Post # 4
Those are adorable and it is awesome they contribute to such a good cause!
Post # 5
Those are adorable! and such a good cause and price! great find!!!
Post # 6
Wow! Great idea, I was looking for tote bags for my girls, and those are awesome! I’m totally going to get some:)
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2010 - Amy's Manor
These are a homerun – super cute, great for the environment and benefit a great cause. Kudos to you!
Post # 9
These were such a great idea! I just ordered them and they were on sale for $2.95!! I do want to do something to personalize the bags for my bridesmaids though. Any great ideas for how to put their names on there. I was thinking maybe spell their names out with some rhinestones.
Post # 10
DO NOT ORDER FROM CHEAPTOTES.COM! I had a bad experience with this company! Yes, they may be the cheapest company out there, but there is a reason! First of all, the bags are pretty much the lowest quality I have ever seen. Just a step above a paper bag and they look like they will fall apart any second. I had ordered these to use as our welcome bags for our guests and had a certain design that I wanted printed on them (which wasn’t that elaborate). Wow! What a disappointment! First of all, the price QUICKLY goes up with any additional color that is in your design (I only had two). Secondly, I was sent a proof of what the bags would like with my design printed on them. It was pretty close to my design, but I had some concerns and they assured my they would change them and meet my needs. Had they said this wasn’t possible, I NEVER would’ve placed my order with them.
Now to the delivery….extreme dissapointment. There were at least 4 things on the bag that were wrong and did not match my design or description. Not to mention, I couldn’t believe how truly “cheap” these bags look and feel…guess that explains their title! I emailed the person that I was working on the design with (the one who assured me they were able to meet my design needs) and it took a good week to get back to me! On the front end of the project (when they were trying to get my money) they were fairly quick with the responses and eager to get the project done. Yet as soon as I needed an issue resolved, it literally took forever to get any sort of response (we went back and forth several times). And I had to send 2-3 emails for every 1 that would get responded to in order for someone to get back to me. To no surprise at this point, the response was a big fat, “NO” on any money back or reprinting my bags. And I am now in a position of having to order these bags again from another company.
Long story short….DO NOT ORDER FROM THIS COMPANY!!! Unless you want your guests to feel like they are getting a very cheap bag, that they will most likely throw away. They have HORRIBLE customer service and no product garauntee. They may be the cheapest, but they are absolutely not worth a single penny.