Post # 1
Hey Ladies – just wondering where you’re all buying your out of town/Guest bags for the hotels. I don’t just want to do plain brown paper bags – I was thinking white paper or thin canvas bags that I can jazz up somehow but I don’t want to spend a fortune for them. They have to be of a pretty decent size, we’re putting at least 2 bottles of water each & other goodies in them.
Where did you buy your bags? What did you put in them? How did you jazz em up?
Post # 3
We are going back and forth between canvas bags from Hobby Lobby (not sure how we will decorate them)–they were in sets of 3 for $3.25ish I think–and the small grocery bags that Whole Foods sells.
Right now we are thinking about including bottled water, a mini bottle of wine, Goldfish, Crackerfuls, peanut brittle, granola bars, mints, and something chocolate. We may also toss in a postcard and/or lottery ticket.
ETA: We have a map and schedule of events for each bag too.
Post # 4
Google “wholesale fabric shopping bags” or something along those lines…someone posted a really good website here and I thought I saved it but I didn’t, I’m also planning on buying some so If you find a good deal let me know 😉
Post # 5
We bought 10-packs of brightly colored gift bags from Target and filled them up with goodies. Ended up being a really inexpensive way to go and looked pretty festive.
Post # 6
I ordered mine last week from cheaptotes.com. They are supposed to arrive today. We got the promotional size ones. Hope they are decent!
Post # 7
I am all about being creative with both the contents and the container! As I’ve shared with other brides, here is a picture of the berry till welcome baskets I left at the hotel.
Post # 8
@ lampshade – Whole Foods is a great idea! A friend’s younger sister is a manager there, I wonder if she can get a good price on them. Thanks!!
@ amac25 – someone at work told me about cheaptotes too – can you let me know how the quality is when they arrive?
@ LoveSmartDesign – that looks soo amazing!! I love the lavender too. How many of those did you make? I don’t know if we could do over 100 of them. LOL
Post # 9
@lovesmart – WOW! I love the look of your Out of Town baskets! So creative!
Post # 10
I just ordered these — they are supposed to arrive today. So, so cheap! And our colors are pink and gray so I ordered a mix of both colors. I’m going to put a big round sticker on them with a monogram or the date to seal the bags… Fingers crossed that they are decent!