(Closed) OOT Bags – Reusable shopping bags?

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The bags from IKEA sound better than the grocery store ones to me, just because of the name-plastering. Unless you have a store that’s is so typical of your location, it might come across as being really cheap. You can’t find even cheap linen/cotton bags online cheaply? Because you could totally dress up a blank canvas…

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just google “blank tote bag” and “blank canvas bag” and came up with jiffybags.com, selling canvas bags for a little over a dollar. They won’t be as high of quality, but they’ll look nice. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think that if you Out of Town bags you can pick whatever you want. Don’t you leave the Out of Town bags at the hotel/in the rooms for them? I think it would be cute to keep it local, plus you would be supporting your local grocers, always good.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We did this!  I actually bought mine off a Classified ad on here!  They were grey, and smaller than a regular sized bag, but still made from the same material.  We were able to fit a magazine, two bottles of water, some hot chocolate packets, some playing cards, and some snacks.  Perfect!  They were probably 9″x4″x12″.  I have ~35 leftover if anyone wants to buy them!! 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i think either one would be fine. i could always use some more bags to use at the grocery store. but a cute ikea bag would be nice too.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You can buy reusable shopping totes online that don’t have anyone’s name on them! That way it doesn’t look like you have a sponsor for your wedding, a la Star Jones! Here’s a link:

http://www.papermart.com/Product%20Pages/Product.aspx?GroupID=18981

The honeycomb and bicolored ones are LESS than $.99 a bag, so it’ll cost you less money and you can personalize them with a stamp!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I was thinking about ordering some online or even just cheap canvas tote bags.  That way the bag is part of the favor as well.  Everyone is starting to bring their bags to the store which is a good thing!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Canvas bags would be nice.  The only store bags I really like are the Target ones, I had to get one because they are so cute!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We used cheaptotes.com and I think our bags were 99 cents each.  No names on them, and they were sturdy enough to hold multiple bottles of water in addition to all the other snacks we added.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I plan on using re-usable bags from Whole Foods – bought a bunch last year for $1 a piece and they are more stylish versus some from other places.

I just looked at Whole Food’s website and they have the lunch version of the better bag for .79 a piece!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Michael’s has some really cool striped ones as well for a dollar. They are actually vinyl and quite cute.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Check out your local craft store.  We have a place called Pat Catans and they have reusable gift bags, (much like the grocery store bags,) except in all kinds of colors and only 99cents!  I was thinking of using those for my Out of Town bags as we will be on the beach, but the local touch would be cute too!

Post # 15
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Helper bee

If you aren’t trying to go with a material bag, I got cute paper gift bags at the dollar store 2/$1.  They were the same material as a brown paper bag but were red.  I wrote the guests names on them with a silver sharpie and tied a bown with brown satin ribbon I got inexpensively at the craft store.  They went well with our fall theme and were extremely inexpensive.  They were sturdy enough to hold two bottles of water plus plenty of snacks.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m using the canvas bags from papermart for our Out of Town bags! I’m using a zippered bag though… but I don’t need that many. I’m doing one per couple/family.

I think any bag is great- as long as it doesn’t have a company logo on it 🙂

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