Post # 1
I am doing a destination wedding next April to Jamaica, and we are going to do Out of Town bags for our guests.
I know their are lots of brides on the forums that have done these and I just wanted to know the best websites to get them. I am only having 30 guests and I dont really like the cheap paper like ones. Anyone know of the best quality ones? I like the canvas ones but how thick are they?
Post # 3
Look for ounces when ordering canvas bags. Heavier canvas = higher weights.
I ordered the 12oz contrasting handles bags from jiffy shirts. They arrived super quick. Word of note, the lime green is REALLY fluorescent green and the royal blue wasn’t my favorite thing ever. Think I am returning those both and going all pink.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
to second missacs, jiffyshirts is where mrs. lemon got her Out of Town bags, and she had good things to say about them
DIY Details: Out of Town Bags
Post # 5
I ordered a few sample online and wasn’t happy with them, so I can’t help with online recommendations.
What I’ve ended up doing for my Out of Town bags is to buy the sets of canvas bags from Jo-Ann’s Fabrics (not sure if you have them in your area). They are nice quality (sturdy), canvas bags with handles. Those ones I’m getting come in sets of 4, and Jo-Ann’s has a 40% coupon almost every week.
Then I’m getting them screen-printed (not sure with what yet exactly). I found a guy in my town who is a professional screen-printer, but works out of his home, so doesn’t have much overhead. He will screen print 1 color onto my bags for less than $1 per bag!
Just another route to keep in mind in case you don’t find online exactly what you are looking for.
Post # 6
I guess I could always go to AC moore or Joann Fabrics. I wonder if anyone in my area will do some sort of screen print.
Post # 7
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
If you go the Joanne Fabrics route use the 40% off coupon they have in their flier. It might help make the prices more comparable to online ones.
Post # 8
If you feel crafty, you can save by making your own stencil and using spray-on fabric paint instead of screen printing.
Post # 9
does anyone have any monogrammed ones I can see?! I need some ideas!