- 4 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
This seems so easy, but it’s driving me insane. I need help finding large, strong, cheap, pretty gift bags to use for our hotel welcome bags.
We have already been to a few dollar stores and struck out (not enough bags, no good colors, not the right sizes, etc.) so I am looking for suggestions of where to buy online.
Based on our guest list and estimated attrition, I think I am going to need 80-90 hotel bags (120 invites going out to 200 people – hoping for around 75% attendance, so approx. 90 rooms and 150 guests) So the bags must be cheap because I have to buy a ton of them (e.g., no super cute $17 map of Baltimore totes – I got those for my Bridesmaid or Best Man though!) These suckers need to cost like $1.
If we do one bag per room the bags will include two drink cans, two water bottles, two bags of local potato chips, one bag of chocolates, and a bunch of papers (welcome letter, schedule, area attractions, map, etc.) The contents are set in stone.
That stuff is pretty voluminous and pretty heavy, so that’s why the bag must be large and strong.
And then the bags should either be purple, silver, white, or black (we can dress them up with colored tissue paper if need to make them pretty.) But they do not have to be paper! I am open to using any material as long as it’s not hideous or expensive.
We had considered doing one bag per person rather than one bag per room, but my preliminary investigation suggests that that would actually cost more and it would definitely be more of a hassle. So for now I would like to just try to find a big sturdy bag and do one per room.
There’s just so many options online that I’m getting overwhelmed, plus it make me nervous to buy these online where I can’t really tell how sturdy they feel.
All help appreciated!!! Especially links to something with several reviews. Thanks guys!!!