Hand made chargers as favor

posted 3 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Would you like a hand made charger for a favor
    yes but probably won't use it again : (2 votes)
    6 %
    yes and I will use it again as a use for something else : (1 votes)
    3 %
    no, choose something else : (28 votes)
    90 %
  • Post # 3
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    42510 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would feel bad for you doing so much work and seeing them left on the tables, or being thrown out or donated after I got it home. What would I do with one charger plate other than use it as a fruit or serving plate ? I don’t need any more of those and your colors are unlikely to go with my dishes.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @minted:  So if it was just me as your guest I’d take home one charger to use at my one person dinner party some day in the future? Honestly, for me, i probably wouldn’t take it home since I’d have little use for it.

    I love the crafty idea but a plate charger is too large to keep on your dresser for jewelry and probably too large to put even a big candle on it too. I think most people would need more than 1 or 2 if they were to be used as chargers.

    Post # 6
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    8593 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would only consider using them as chargers if I had multiple ones.  What are you going to do with one charger?  And then I’d have to like them to use them as well, so I guess it depends on what they look like. But since you can’t please everyone with one color I feel that many wouldn’t use them.

    A lot of people leave favors or end up tossing them.  It would suck to put all that time into it for people to end up not using.  You’re better off finding something else IMO.

    Would you do different colors and let people choose if they wanted to pick one up?  If you have another use for ones that are left I guess it could be ok.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3476 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’d want a minimum of 4 for a set (so even if DH and I both attended, it wouldn’t) work.  I also am skeptical that what you make is the same as what I would choose and want and would go with the rest of my dining set.  So I’d take it to not make you feel bad but then get rid of it later.  It’s too much work for you if people do that so please consider something else!

    Post # 8
    Member
    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    This sounds like more work on your part than it’s worth, OP.  When it comes to favors, I’m all for keeping them cheap and edible.  That makes them easy for your guests to transport, and it’s not a huge waste if there are favors left over.

    Post # 10
    Member
    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @minted:  It depends.  A well thrown, large clay charger I would probably use as a serving/cheese platter, however, something slab or hand built would be too irregular for me to use/store.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1025 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would either leave it there, or it would quickly find it’s way into the pile of things I need to get rid of.

    I would feel bad since you put so much work into them, but I would feel even worse throwing it out/giving it away.

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