(Closed) Welcome bags for out of town guests

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

We ordered Grocery Tote bags with college designs on them from a football website and split them between our Alma Maters, I believe they were $1.95 apiece.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I bought all of the OOT guest bags and all gift bags at Dollar Tree. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I got canvas bags (about the same size as a grocery bag) from the dollar store for $1.25 each. They’re the perfect size and since they’re canvas we are going to screen print on them 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m ordering canvas bags from cheaptotes.com.  They’re 99 cents apiece, which is the best deal I found.  But that’s because it was important to be to not use disposable bags.  If you don’t mind that, nice paper bags would be cheaper and easier to come by.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m ordering some off of wwww.nashvillewraps.com They have a huge selection to choose from and are inexpensive. They have paper sacks, reusable shopping bags, boxes for candy, ribbon, etc.  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I ordered mine from http://www.4imprint.com and they turned out GREAT!  I ordered the 13″x12″ Value Grocery Totes.  They were $1.69 each if you order 100 (the minimum) and then the price goes down as you order more.   There is a set-up charge of $50.  You can find coupon codes online.  So in total I paid about $2 per bag, which was worth it to me to have our own design in our wedding colors on a bag people can reuse.  They did an amazing job with my design and I’m really happy with the bags.  They will also send you samples of various bags for free!

We looked at cheaptotes.com too and they were a little cheaper but I was worried by some reviews noting a “sticky residue” on the specific type of bags we were looking at (probably wouldn’t have been a problem and was just a fluke on some orders, but I had used 4imprint in the past so felt more comfortable with them).  

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We bought our OOT bags, ribbon, etc., at Michaels and AC Moore.

Post # 12
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Newbee

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.

 

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