Post # 1
We are doing kind of out of the box wedding favors. We figure that we want something that people will actually use, and something that represents us. So, we ended up going with these:
They’re keychain bottle openers. My FI discovered them at BevMo a couple years back, and we were able to place a custom order with the company that makes them. We are SO excited that we found something that was reasonably priced, unique, useful, and and representative of us. We hope our guests feel the same way. 🙂
If anyone wants more info on the company that made these, let me know!
Post # 3
Normally I don’t like things that have the couple’s name/date because you can’t “display” it. However it really works for these bottle openers! I like them 😀
Post # 4
Awesome!!! You might want to make a special announcement letting people know that they’re bottle openers. I wouldn’t have guessed it at first glance. Very cool idea!
Post # 5
OOOOO!!! i would love info about the company…. i think that these are so cool…
Post # 6
Um, this is awesome. Favor WIN. 🙂
Post # 8
That is a great favor! Definitely WON’T end up in your guests junk drawers. Well done! 🙂
Post # 9
I’m with babyboo on this one, normally not my thing but these are pretty stellar.
Post # 10
Would you please share the company info?! Those are SO ORGINAL and cute!
Good pick up!!
Post # 11
Wow. Those are awesome. Finally a non-edible favor that’s cute and useful too! Good job FI.
Post # 12
They’re definitely practical. Personally, while I don’t see favors as required in anyway, nor do people miss them when they aren’t there, I don’t understand why people are so adament about personalization on them. It really is not that different from random stuff collected from anywhere else that is personalized with restaurant/store/beverage, etc brand names. To each their own though.
Just make sure that everyone is aware that they are bottle openers.
Post # 13
Thanks for the feedback everyone!! We’ll definitely need to make sure that people know they’re bottle openers. That’s a great point… Maybe we can attach a little tag to the key with a brief explanation.
To be honest, I didn’t know that whether you put your “branding” on something like this was a somewhat controversial topic. For any wedding I’ve been to, the favors have always had the couples’ names, initials, or some other sort of identifying info. I just assumed it’s what you were supposed to do, and didn’t even think twice! I guess that I would have considered the benefits of not putting our names/date on there if I had realized, but I think I still would have gone this route. Similar to how I think about the person/couple who gave me a particular gift when I use it, I like that someone might think back to our wedding when they use this in the future. And, I’m just wondering — how is this different than any other wedding item? Weddings are branded like crazy with the couples’ info; why should the favors be any different?
The company that makes this key is called “Brewzkey” – http://www.brewzkey.com/. They’re a small company based out of Northern California. They’re awesome to work with!
Post # 14
I think the reason that there is discussion about personalizing favors with the couple’s names is about future usability. Putting your name on a tag or the wrapper or something someone is going to eat…I don’t think any of those are a big deal. But for things that you want people to continue to use? I get what you are saying about liking being reminded about someone’s wedding. But not everyone feels that way. I personally don’t use my own monogram very much, so having someone else’s name and date on my keychain would seem weird to me. However, your keychains are very cute and I know that my opinion isn’t everyone’s.
Post # 15
They are cute – I don’t think you have to explain they are a bottle opener it is pretty obvious and if someone doesn’t get it – someone close to them will!
I am not usually for personalization either but I would probably keep this favour kicking around somewhere!