(Closed) What’s the deal with bridesmaid totes?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think totes are a great medium for gift-giving…they are reusable bags after all!  You can also get them really cheap since they are so popular.  I don’t really have an opinion either way on the tote bags.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got them for my ladies with their names on them. They’re cute, practical, and can hold all of their other gifts. 🙂 And found them for $5! You can’t beat that

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wasn’t going to do any totes, but I took advantage of those little personalized ones that were on sale at The Knot for $5.  They are really small.  I’m just going to use them to put their other gifts in.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The main reason I went with the totes is that my BMs will be moving between lots of different places during the day.  They can put their stuff in it that they would like to have with them like an extra pair of shoes or a wrap or whatever they want.  This way if someone needs to gather up all of the bags, we can tell them what they look like and that person can go gather.  Also, they are all personalized with their names so there’s no confusion about which bag belongs to whom.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It’s just cute packaging.  Can a girl really have too many bags? 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ladyox: When you live in Manhattan, you can ;o)

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

I agree with okpharmbride. You are all over the place to day of, you have stuff to carry around, plus is serves as gift wrap and a container for all the other gifts! I handmade (ie. sewed from scratch) mine and they turned out awesome. My girls both love purses, so they will be excited about another bag.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

They were inexpensive and cute and will hold all of their other gifts. They can use it to lug around their makeup the day of and then throw them out if they’d like!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

It holds stuff day of… like extra shoes, makeup, etc. We’re having brunch, getting ready at the church, and ending the day at the reception venue… it’s nice to have a bag to carry!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think people get them b/c they’re easy to get and personalize.. though, they’re not really personal. I’ve got one that I use on days where i have to throw a bunch of junk in one location for a few mobile hours.  I took off all the bridesmaid related ribbon etc, though.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yeah I got the personalized one’s on theknot that were $5 as well! great for putting their gifts in…

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve received bags as bridesmaids’ gift a couple of times and they’re just really handy on the day of the wedding.  I remember the bride giving me some of her personal items to keep safe and I just stashed everything in my handy dandy tote bag that night.  They’re also re-usable so I use them when I go to the beach, or sometimes when I go to the grocery store… so much more eco-friendly than plastic/paper bags! 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I bought cheap ones for like $1 on cheaptotes.com. I’m putting everything else in it.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with the all girls!! It’s great to just put their gifts in and who can have to many totes? I’m getting them for my BMs because they are reusable and I’m very eco friendly! lol green all the way! 

But if you don’t think that they would like/need the totes then don’t worry about it!

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