Post # 1
My mum thinks that they are a great idea, and that people will like that kind of memorabilia. She doesn’t believe me that most people don’t want that, unless it’s somehow edible!
She went to a wedding recently where the couple had coasters with their name and wedding date on it, and I said it seemed like a waste of money. Of course, she asks “Did you ask people of my generation or yours?”
So, folks, help me out… I don’t mind being wrong, but from what I’ve gathered, certain kinds of favours are a total waste because they just get left behind or thrown out. I know I don’t want something with another person’s name and wedding date on it… and I don’t even care that much about matching sets of things!
Would you like to recieve a favour that is personalized with the couple’s names and wedding date, or would you prefer something else?
Comment with your opinion and why! What you would like to recieve as a favour, if any?
Post # 3
@Orion: I was going to do the name thing, but was told by the venue manager not to bother. She said that the vast majority are left behind and discarded by the staff afterwards. Apparently if it’s not something you can eat, people have no interest.
Post # 4
Anything with another couple’s name or date on it is getting left behind or tossed. Sorry! lol
Post # 5
I would love pretty much anything! And I love having things with the couple’s names on them, because I love being able to look at it and remember their special day and their special love!
I went to a wedding once for an older couple where they gave out these adorable personalized notepads,with heart and their names and date at the top. Those were useful and cute!
Post # 6
@Orion: please don’t personalize anything. it will get tossed or left behind.
Post # 7
We have a shot glass from a couples wedding. And we do use it every now and then. But it just goes right in our other stack of cheap/travel shot glasses.
I think the general consensus is to go with food
Post # 8
Not sure how old your mother is but my mother who is over 60 thinks they are as big a waste of money as I do.
Post # 9
@Orion: unless you’re my BFF or my sibling I probably don’t want something with your wedding date and your names on it.
I would probably leave it at the table – actually, no, I’d take it to be polite and then it would sit in my clutch until the next wedding/event I needed the clutch for, this happens often.
Post # 10
I just don’t understand what I’m supposed to do with something with another couple’s name on it? Just weird.
Go edible or nothing at all. I didn’t have favors, and it was a good decision!
Post # 11
Waste of money. I agree it will get left behind, thrown out or act as another fine contribution to a junk drawer. Send a photo with a thank you card and that will serve as a nice reminder. People can choose to put it up on their fridge or toss it and it will cost less than a personalized favor.
Post # 12
The only I care about are my parents and grandparents … So I’d say, have a few engraved champagne glasses that can become an heirloom. I’m sure your kids will appreciate it when they’re adults.
But other than that, I wouldn’t keep the personalized favors, no. I like my home to have space, to be decorated to my taste, I really don’t want to have random 2$ favors here and there just to be polite. And I have no need for multiple bottle openers or wine stoppers or keyholders. I think they’re a waste of money and unfortunately, they encourage useless consumerism and the overall waste that goes with it.
Post # 13
I like usable wedding favors that are not personalized…..
My favorites include wine stoppers and little picture frames…
Post # 14
I will personally leave behind anything with someone else’s names and dates on them. The only thing I’ve taken with a name was a beer koozee that said something like “You survived Name and Name’s Wedding” with the date, because the was kind of cute. Other than that, I honestly don’t know what to do with them. I’m not going to put it out in my house because, I’m sorry if this seems blunt, I’m not going to want to honor or remember your wedding by displaying an item five or six years down the line.
If you give me something I can eat, I will love you forever.
Post # 15
I once received a big crystal heart with the couple’s names and date lasered into it…I think it was meant to be a paper weight but who uses paper weights nowadays??
I’m going to offer smores kits at my wedding as well as a set of coasters with our monogram branded into it. HOWEVER, I feel like you could just take that coaster home and flip it over. Then it’s a nice wooden coaster! Still a waste of money?? Maybe. We cut the wood ourselves so we really only paid for the brand, not too bad…right? :p
Post # 16
@Orion: Edible, drinkable, or don’t waste your money. (Actually I personally love little plants/cacti but I might be in the minority.) Doesn’t matter how much I love you or your wedding, any random trinket with your stuff on it is gonna get lost.