Post # 1
Alright, so originally we were going to do a printed personalized glass as a favor, but then everyone says they get left behind.
So, we went with a photobooth.
But my dear man still wants the glass favors. He wants to do a mini game show type thing when the band goes on break, and then people can win the glasses, but we don’t have to have glasses for *everyone.* We can order around 30 or 40 instead of 130 to 180 (yeah, we have a guest list, but we have no idea what the turnout will be like).
Would people be cool with that? Then we can still do glasses as favors, but really they’d be prizes. And we can give one to the best dancer, or the longest married, or soonest to be married next, or other stuff.
Is this cool or nuts?
Post # 3
personally, I think it seems a little… gimmicky? I can’t decide what word I want to use because I don’t want to sound rude and can’t think of how to describe what I’m thinking– I just don’t think I want my wedding reception and the word “game show” to be in the same sentence (and I watch GSN like it’s my job).
but then I do think it’s really cute to see who the longest married couple is? I guess I’m no help at all!
Post # 4
How is the mini game show gonna work?
Post # 5
@bells:Um… he’s figuring that part out. I don’t know. I think my mom thinks it’s a little weird, too, but I’d personally love to sit there and watch people play games. Like church youth group type games, I think that’s what he’s looking for.
Post # 6
Why not just do the personalized glasses for the bridal party?
The reason people tend to leave favors like that behind is that, to be honest, most people will not want a glass with you & your FI’s names and wedding date on it (I’m guessing that’s what you mean by personalized, right?). It’s kind of a weird thing to have around, you know?
But maybe your bridal party – being close enough to you to stand up with you in your wedding – might want that. It might be a special reminder for them of the day.
I think the rest of your guests probably would not really want them, even if they feel obligated to take the glass and keep it around, just cluttering up their space. Plus, I agree with PP that the game show thing might be a little gimmicky in the midst of a wedding reception.
(I’m sorry if this comes across as harsh, I really don’t mean it to be!)
Post # 7
As far as glasses go, I’ve gotten a lot of glasses as favors from dances and things like that. Use pint glasses! I never use champagne flutes, and if we’re gonna be fancy enough to drink champagne, we’re certainly not using glasses with printing on them. But we use pint glasses for our regular drinking glasses, so we’re always happy to get a few more, and the messages are fun. Just a thought on that, whatever you decide to do.
Post # 8
If it fits with your personalities and wedding vision and it’s what you want, then I say go for it! It’s your wedding and your day, and people do all sorts of crazy things at their weddings for those exact same reasons. Based on this information alone, it sounds like you and your FI are fun-loving people, and if I were a guest at your wedding, I’d want to see some of that. And personally, I think more weddings could be infused with a bit of fun and games, and I think this idea sounds great! My advice would be to make sure that the games run as smoothly as possible. Have a clear conception of what the games are, don’t make them too complicated, know who will explain the rules and “referee” them, figure our where/when they will fit into your wedding, etc. As long of all the logistics get worked out, I think this should be a fun and very welcome addition to your special day!
Post # 9
@Miss OBG:Oh, they would definitely be pint glasses. 😀
Post # 10
We’re doing printed Pints and Wine Glasses. . .then we’re making our guests use them that evening. We skipped registering for any glassware because we know that a good chunk will get left behind. I’m okay with that. I’d rather have a ton of leftover glasses then a ton of left over measuring spoons, candy, or coasters. To top it off, we found a place that will do them for just over a buck a piece, making them as economical as most favors.
I think, like a PP said, if the game show bit fits with who you are and the style of your wedding, go for it. Chances are I wouldn’t play if I were there, though.
Post # 11
As a guest, I may find the concept a bit off only because I’ve never seen it done before. That’s not to say it’s a bad thing. You did say that the rest of the guests will get a photobooth as a favor, right?
Post # 12
On one hand, I do think it’s kind of cute and would be fun if it were just a few glasses. Since there will be so many, though, I think you’re going to have a hard time thinking of that many games and reasons to give people glasses.
Post # 13
I dont know, maybe he can just give them to the guys? It sounds a bit odd, maybe? If you want it then do it though.
I will be too busy partying at my wedding to do any kind of game show thingy.
Post # 14
I think it sounds fun! It is also a good point that probably everyone will not want one.
Post # 15
Or if not games you could give sets to:
the oldest married couple
the newest married couple (besides you of course!)
Couple with the anniversary closest to your wedding day