Glowsticks

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@baileyjosephine:  I had glowsticks (technically glow necklaces) at our wedding. I do not want to talk ill of my photographer becuase I got a hell of a deal for all that she did, BUT I have no pictures from my reception where the glowsticks turned out awesome, so make sure you get a great photographer that can capture it.

All in all, I’m still glad we had them. People had SO much fun with them. I had set out a ton of them and still had a bunch left over, even after some of the kids made themselves 5 headbands and four necklaces, lol. It was just great to see everyone having fun with them. Even some of the 70+ year olds got into it!

Post # 4
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Are you looking to brighten up the space? Your venue looks really beautiful and unique, I would think glowsticks would ruin the ambiance (glowsticks scream “rave” to me).

Post # 5
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1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We’re

having some. If you’re having a super formal wedding they might not be the best idea. We have a lot of quirky, nontraditional touches, not taking ourselves too seriosuly with it, and thought this was just a really fun, silly idea. We’re also having a photo booth with props, so there will be no lack of options for our guests to look ridiculous.

Post # 5
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666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We had glow necklaces and bracelets.  I gave them to the DJ and asked him to hand them out to people dancing and the kids and stuff.  I thought it would be fun.  It turned out OK.  We enjoyed them during the dance although they don’t look great in the photos taken and I don’t think a lot of guests took them.

Looking back, I guess I don’t know that I’d bother with it again.

Post # 6
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89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We’re planning on handing some out when the dancing starts. Just trying to figure out how many to order (number of bracelets vs necklaces for 60 people?)!

Post # 8
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185 posts
Blushing bee

We’re not doing glowsticks, but we did decide on litecubes. They will be in the water glasses (set to white) upon the guests entrance to add to the tablescape, but I know from experience that people quickly figure out that they can change colors. My hope is that by the end of the night, we will have a colorful array of drinks 🙂

Post # 9
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1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have a strange fascination with the glow sticks/bracelets, etc.  I bought a bunch during a flash sale and will have them available.  My crowd is older and we rarely get to “rave” in public, so they usually are a big hit.  We shall see…

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Commenting to follow! We want to have glowsticks too just for fun during the dance part of the evening, so I’d like to see where other people got them and what they thought 🙂

Post # 12
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1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

baileyjosephine:  Michael’s has a bin of them in their dollar section.  About once a month they email a coupon for 40% off everything for 1 day (sometimes 2 days) only.  So I bought a bunch and stuck them in my freezer.  There are 25 per pack I believe and I bought about 300 total for roughly $7.

 

Post # 13
milkcowBee
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton

baileyjosephine:  We went to a friend’s wedding where they gave out glowsticks (necklaces) and it was great. They didn’t come out until close to the end of the night (maybe an hour left? 45 min?) when everyone had relaxed a little, had a few drinks, and some of the older people were gone or off the dance floor. I think we’re going to do glow necklaces too, but we’ll wait until everyone has loosened up to hand them out. 

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