Post # 1
My mom and I caught an awesome sale at Macy’s for a set of 4 charger plates for $10/set. We bought 50 sets for my wedding because it would have cost us the same to rent them. Now, we’re thinking about actually giving away the chargers as favors! They’re used at each place setting for dinner then guests can take their plate with them. Has anyone ever heard of other brides giving charger plates as a favor? Do you think it’s a weird gift? We’re thinking about personalizing them with a label and including a pretty organza bag to put them in as guests leave. Strange?
Post # 3
i would feel funny walking out of a reception centre carrying a couple of plates so dont be surprised if alot of people leave them
but then again, ive heard of people stealing anything not nailed down so maybe someone will be wanting to pick up an entire set of them!
you will definately have to leave a note to explain to people that you would like them to take them as a gift
either way – great buy
Post # 4
I think people will likely end up confused! I like the idea of putting a note on the table so everyone is aware that they can take them home as favors.
$10 for 4 gold chargers… what a steal! Great find 🙂
Post # 5
They are pretty chargers but you might think about just selling them as a set after the wedding. If you have a lot of single people, they probably won’t want to take home just one charger as a favor. Most people use these for special occasions, holiday meals, etc. which is when you have a tableful of people rather than one or two people. If you plan to sell afterwards, you could use the money you expect to make and apply it toward a different favor. Whatever you do, not sure the organza bag is worth the expense.
Post # 6
I agree with the other posters and think it would be confusing to guests, maybe you could do something else for a favor?
Post # 7
I think it may be weird just giving people a plate as a wedding favor. If you really like to use them as wedding favors, try adding something like candy to the plate and wrap it in cellophane and add ribbon to it. As a guest though, I’m not sure what I would do with a single plate though if given it as a wedding favor. Try something more simple and practical. I got chopsticks for my guests since most of the people who were at the wedding were Asian.
Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
Yeah the only problem I see is trying to tell your guest that the plates are the favors, maybe a ribbon and a tag?
But hey! it’s a favor! you can give them what ever feels right to you 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
You can always do whatever you want, but I think it’s a kind of weird favor. I know I wouldn’t take it home. What am I going to do with a single charger?
Post # 10
I think it’s a weird favor too. The bag just seems over done but you would need to include a note card or something to let people know as mentioned above. I would most likely leave mine there as well, especially if I needed to travel or was attending alone. You may also get people who try and collect as many as possible so they can leace with a table’s worth. Maybe you can do some sort of game (closest birthday/anniversary, dot under chair, etc.) and one person can “win” the whole table’s worth, 8 are more useful than 1. Alternatively, you could not use them as favors but give them in sets to some people who have helped you out in the planning process.
Post # 11
I agree with Surgie and Marigold. It’s a great deal on the plates and they’re gorgeous. But, I would probably just leave it behind because I wouldn’t know what to do with a gold charger or two (esp if I had a house/was established and it didn’t match my china, linens, dining room, etc.).
Post # 12
It’s a nice gesture but um, I don’t want only one charger. What would I do with it?
I DO think you should bundle them up and sell them on the classifieds or Ebay afterwards, though!
Post # 13
I would sell them after the wedding, either on here or on eBay. Nobody wants one or two chargers, so they would probably get left behind. They’re very pretty though and I bet you could sell them.
Post # 14
it’s definitely a unique idea. i haven’t heard that before. what would your guests do with one charger? maybe you could decorate it and include a little stand in the organza bag for it – that way it can become a decorative plate your guests can display?
Post # 15
I agree with a lot of previous posters, that people would prefer to have a whole set of these so they can use them. I definitely think selling them after your wedding is a great idea though…..especially because I would definitely buy them from you. If you are interested you can PM me. Thanks! 🙂
Post # 16
It’s different. It’s your wedding, you can do whatever you want as favors. If it were me, I’d just try to recover some of the cost afterwards by selling them.