(Closed) Container for OOT goodies?

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

most brides use a tote bag, gable box, or a gift bag.  The gift bag is probably your most affordable option, the tote bag perhaps the most practical, and the gable box, the cutest for pictures. 

we have a great oot bag wiki that you should check out! 

http://wiki.weddingbee.com/Out-of-Town_bag 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

The link for the wiki took me to a page that said their was no info for that subject yet? I’m curious about Out of Town bags too, I had never dealt with the Out of Town guest situation before.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have bought paper bags from Michaels and I am going to stamp our monogram onto them and a little message. They are cheap but look good and you can decorate them. I was going to buy totes but really how many people will actually use them? I am a very practical person, so that was my thinking behind mine

Post # 7
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Wannabee

I used natural tote bags for our Out of Town bags from Ingreetings.com…the link is here:

http://ingreetings.com/onwholortot.html

 They’re not super heavy duty but arrived clean and will easily hold our snacks & drinks inside. We sent wedding coasters as save the dates (www.foryourparty.com) and will attach them to each bag with a matching grosgrain ribbon. 

We’re very pleased with the bags, though…

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

They make muslin bags in large sizes, and I was considering using those as my Out of Town bags, but I wonder if they will be too flimsy.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I went to http://www.etsy.com and put in a custom bid for my bags.  They are paper but they don’t feel like paper or look like paper.  I love etsy you can bid you price and  get what you want.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I bought plain totes from Wal-Mart (3 for $5.88) and then decorated them using fabric paint pens from Michael’s & stencils.

Here’s more info/pics of the bags I did:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/some-tips-for-diying-oot-bags

I have a friend who is doing something similar for her OH wedding, with the word Ohio and an airplane on them. You could definitely do something like this for Philly – maybe with a liberty bell or the Love symbol?

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

It depends on how much you want to spend, but I’ve seen people do little suitcases (I think you can find them at paper source).  The only problem with them is that it might be difficult for people to take back with them (space constraints).  Very cute for pics though!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We bought pretty reuseable grocery bags from our local organic grocer.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Thanks MrsBee!

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