Post # 1
I would really appreciate any advice here. My fiance and I are having a cigar roller at our wedding. The price of this really depends on how many cigars we need to buy in advance. Since we are having 200 people we figure only half already smoke cigars or would be interested in smoking one (and probably mostly men though I could see a couple of the ladies doing so too). For this reason we think that 100 cigars should do it.
Is there anyway we can make it known that there is a limit of 1 per person without coming off as completely tacky???
Post # 3
You could provide like one "cigar ticket" or one cigar bag (a skinny one to put it in when its done being rolled) at each place setting, or you could put out a sign at the cigar rollers table that says 1st Cigar – Free! 2nd Cigar – X amount of $$ if you willing to do that….
Post # 4
are these to be smoked at the wedding or are they favors to take home? if they are for the wedding i wouldn’t worry, because given the time it takes to smoke a cigar, by the time another is needed/wanted they’ll likely be gone or at least everyone who wants one will have had one. if they are favors perhaps a label or sign could mention "A cigar" vs. "cigars."
Post # 5
Or just tie it around and have it say "just hand this to the cigar roller to receive your favor" etc. This way if somebody gets it and doesn’t want it, they can give away their cigar.
Post # 6
Thanks Ladies! This is in addition to the favor but the roller would only be there for cocktail hour. I was thinking I could mention something on our website letting people know that so they can make sure to get one before the person leaves but once they are gone that’s the end. What do you think about that?
Post # 7
Are you sure people will smoke more than one cigar in the span of only a few hours? I don’t know too many people who will. Even with 200 people, would 100 people really smoke a cigar? That seems like a lot to me and my FI and his best friend smoke cigars. Do you know for certain that these 100 smoke cigars, or are you just guess-timating?
Rather than try to make a sign – which as you pointed out could be tacky – only offer them for a certain time period, say only 1-2 hours? By limiting the time, you might be able to solve this issue without offending anyone.
If you absolutely feel you need a sign, maybe wording it something like "Thanks for sharing our special day with us – have a smoke/stoggie/cigar on us." or something along those lines. You can change the wording depending on how formal of an atmosphere you’re going with.
BTW – this is a way cool idea! We’re doing something similar. While we’re not doing the rolling thing, we are planning a set time for cigars and scotch during the reception for those who like to do that sort of thing. I wanted to do something at the reception that would reflect upon who he is, so I suggested it to him and he loved it. Your idea sounds great! I’m curious – how expensive is it? Feel free to PM me if you don’t feel like sharing in public.
Post # 8
sorry – just saw the post saying the roller is only going to be there during the cocktail hour. If so, I doubt people would get more than one cigar in that time frame…
the individual box idea is great too!
Post # 9
There are some very nice ideas on here, however if everyone gets a bag/ticket and there are 200 people. That is 200 bags/tickets to use for 200 cigars which eliminates the plan of only getting 100 cigars.
I can see people not wanting a cigar and handing their bag/ticket to someone who does want one so that person will end up with 2 cigars and eventually all 200 cigars and bags/tickets are used.
What about buying 200 cigars to begin with? Are there any guests special to you that you would like to send home with multiple cigars if there are some left over? I am super paranoid about coming up short on things and leaving someone out so I always over-do things anyway.
Post # 10
Can you work a deal out with the roller? Like buy 100 in advance (which btw if hes only there for the cocktail hour i think 100 will be fine) but in case people want more then 100 maybe he can cut you a deal for any additional cigars made?
BTW is your FI’s last name Walsh? Mine is too! If so, we are 2 "Soon to be Mrs. Walsh’s!"
Post # 11
Can the cigar roller accommodate all the people who want cigars in an hour?
With regards to the amount, I think you might need a guy’s opinion. From my perspective, I don’t see many cigar smokers, and would think even 100 would be too much. The vast majority of ladies will say no, And from my family and friends, I think most of the guys would too. But maybe a guy would have a different opinion. Maybe some would be willing to give it a shot.
Post # 12
Thanks Everyone for your ideas and suggestions. I think I am going to ask the cigar roller to be there only for cocktail hour. Those that want a cigar will be able to get one and either smoke it then or save it for later in the evening or the next day.
The roller actually got in touch with me this morning and said that I can put a limit on the number of cigars and then only pay for how many she actually rolls. I think 100 will be the limit. I also get paranoid about coming up short JayDee!
AnnieAAA – yes, my Fiance’s last name is Walsh. I’m kind of excited because both my first and last name are uncommon so at least I’ll be able to have one common name for once in my life, LOL.
Thanks Again Ladies 🙂