Post # 1
So, my FI and I decided to elope to Reno. My parents, FSIL, and 2 friends will be attending. Our 2 friends happen to be hosting 2 foreign students, and they can’t find anyone to stay with them yet, so we’ll probably be having those 2 as well. So, 7 guests all together!
I’m a little stuck on what to give as favors. We’re on a limited budget. I was going to paint some wine or martini glasses (custom wine classes, lol), either something like this:
except with black chalkboard paint and gold or blue glitter instead of dots.
My FI and I also have some nice chopsticks he got on a family trip to China, so we may include a set for each person in the gift bag. (They have their own boxes; they really are very nice.)
Should we do anything else? A small box with some candy? Also, the students are 18 or 19, so would it be appropriate to give them wine or martini glasses?! In their country of origin they can legally drink, so it’d probably be okay, but I don’t know… any thoughts? Suggestions?
Post # 3
The top glasses are gorgeous! Are you going to be giving each person more than one? The only reason I find wine glasses a little awkward as favors is because I typically like to have a set as opposed to just one glass.
I’m of the position that you don’t need favors though so if you are on a limited budget I would consider not doing them and putting the money towards something else.
Post # 4
@MrsBeck: I actually have extra wine glasses I can use, and I priced out paint – about $5 for all needed supplies if it’s just the sparkle paint, about $8 if I go the blackboard paint route, or $12 if I do both. Not bad! I craft a lot, so I can figure out something for the extra paint – it definitely won’t go to waste. (Or maybe I’ll make myself a set of sparkly wine glasses, lol.)
I was going to give one glass and set of chopsticks to each person, so the couples would have 2 matching wine glasses (so not a full set).
I like the idea of doing something handmade for them, as a thanks for coming to our marriage. It’s only a couple hour drive from our friends, but they’re also paying for hotel, so I would like to do something for them.
Post # 6
I say a bottle of wine per couple with two of the *sparkle* glasses. or nips work too 🙂