(Closed) Cigar roller – unique or yuck?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How would you feel if you attended a wedding with a cigar rolling station?
    Amazing! What a fun, elegant, and unique addition to the festivities! : (22 votes)
    59 %
    Neither here nor there with it, I wouldn't be interested but it wouldn't bother me : (6 votes)
    16 %
    Yuck! I just spent an hour getting dressed up so that I can smell like smoke and cough all night? : (9 votes)
    24 %
    None of the above, see my post below for details : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think it’s a great idea….but…would it be indoors? If so, that would bother me and I know it would bother some of my loved ones. However, I know my guy, and a good amount of his friends would really enjoy that. If you can have it somewhere with great ventilation, or outside, then I would totally go for it.
    While we love our cocktails, we have quite a few friends who do not drink alcohol, but really enjoy having a cigar for a special occasion.

    Post # 5
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    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    If it;s outdoors like you say and people who don’t want to be around it have the oppourtunity to escape the smell/smoke, I say go for it.  I know that my FH would DIE for an idea like this – I’ll have to hide the computer until this thread goes down a ways. 🙂

    Post # 6
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    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    If you’re going to have folks smoking outside, then I wouldn’t worry. We go to a wine bar that has an outdoor patio, most people sit out there when the weather is nice & they sell cigars too. The smoke there doesn’t bother me, and I never smell it on my clothes at the end of the night.

    Post # 7
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    440 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I luuuurve the smell of a cigar… that would be an awesome station! Of course since I love them, I think they small way better than stinky-ol’ cigarettes…  and unless you know *none* of your guests smoke regular cigarettes there’s bound to be some of that smell around anyway – so why not add some cigars?!

    You could also have a small, descreet station nearby with breathmints, purell and a febreeze-type spray for those who don’t want the smell to linger as much.

    Post # 8
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    368 posts
    Helper bee

    But really, is it going to be THAT different than handing out cigars? I was a BM at my friend’s wedding and the groom handed out cigars to almost all of their male guests…. and people smoked outside (both the front and the back of the reception hall) and nobody made a stink (sorry for the pun!) – but it was something cool, and I think actually HAVING a cigar-roller will be something SO memorable!! I say, GO FOR IT!!!! 🙂

    Post # 9
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    2365 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I have this on the back burner at the moment. My wedding planner said two bad things, and I’m still thinking!

    She mentioned that the cigars they roll won’t be able to be smoked, they’re wet. 

    Also, all the guys wil be surrounding the cigar roller and never look back! Lol. 

    Does your venue allow smoking? If they make you go outside, youll probably never get the guests back!

    Post # 10
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think it’s a neat idea. I think while most people are against smoking, most of us are OK with the boys having a cigar once in a BLUE MOON. My FI told me he smoked a few overseas while he was deployed and he said that at least now he knows how to cut one properly so he doesn’t look like an idiot, and it’s such a "man thing" to do.

    If your FI and all the guys at your wedding would be going insane over it, have it! Just make sure you do something for the ladies and be prepared to lose people off the dance floor. It sounds like a good cocktail hour thing though? Hmmm what do ladies like? we like martinis

    Keep a bottle of febreeze around. Honeslty everyone will rpboably smell like sweat a little anyways. a little cigar smell might cover it up What a cool manly thing to do, BTW, You should get your FI a zoot suit hat! ha 

    Post # 11
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    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I think it’s a great idea! I’m looking at doing something similar and setting up the station outside…we have a huge porch around our venue and it’s covered.

    Post # 12
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would have a roped off area away from where kids or sensitive adults would be.  My guy friends do enjoy a cigar now and then, but my son has asthma.  I deliberately do not sit at any restaurant or venue that has a smoker nearby, and that includes a cigar.

    Does that mean no?  Nope.  It means having a separate area which will not cause breathing difficulty for those who have lung or allergy problems associated with smoke.

    Maybe a fan (large one) to fan away in a different direction away from the general reception party too inorder to waft away that smoke?

    Have a separate roped off area for men (or women who like that) a "smoking lounge" with cigars and scotch.  Just make sure there’s a sign up for all who have the cigar in hand to know THAT is the area to do that and not roam about the reception smoking when it may not be good for others like my son who is very sensitive to smoke.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Ok, now youve made me want to do this during the cocktail hour …

    Post # 14
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    186 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Those are two very yummy things and a perfect blend of taste. Hope it turns out well.

    Post # 16
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    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    We set out several types of cigars (that had come from a local hand roller).  It was a HUGE hit! Men, Women all grabbed one and went outside to have a smoke and a chat.  It was crazy cute to see my hubs best friend help my MIL light her cigar.  Was interactive, encouraged more conversation and just brought another layer to our fun wedding.

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