Should I spend the extra $50 and get personalized cocktail napkins?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Should I spend the extra $50 and get personalized cocktail napkins?
    Yes! : (19 votes)
    17 %
    No! : (94 votes)
    83 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

    If you’ve got it in the budget and you want to, why not? 

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Yea, all about your budget. I love personalized things like cocktail napkins, mongram dance floor, etc. but all about if you can add the little extras or not.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @virgomasala80:  If I was in your shoes, I wouldn’t get it. To me, spending money on something that people use to wipe their mouths and then throw out isn’t worth it to me.

    Perhaps take that money and use it to upgrade your bouquet, or get a pretty piece of jewelry you’ll have forever

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    definitely not unless you REALLY want it. no one else will remember besides you

    Post # 7
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @virgomasala80:  You know what? I voted yes but after reading other responses I’ll add “only if you want cocktail napkins MORE than anything else you could spend the $50 on”. I mean, if you keep thinking about it and you’re really excited about it- go for it. It will be worth if for you. But if you think $50 could buy the earrings you want and you’ll have forever or might pay for a tip you forgot to include in the budget or could cover a little overtime you accidently need to pay a vendor, than save it. 

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @virgomasala80:  Nope. After getting married, I realize things like that arent worth wasting money on. Spend that $50 on something for you. For example, a more expensive bouquet or better earrings. You arent going to put a picture of the cocktail napkins on your wall but you will have your bouquet for a large part of the day (well I did at least.) OR, go buy a nice bottle of wine to share with your hubby once you get back to the hotel after a long wedding day. Buy your parents a meaningful thank you gift, save it for a date night or buy some of the makeup that your MUA uses on you. Make every purchase meaningful and significant.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Oriental trading company has 100 personalized cocktail napkins for $30, so we decided it was worth it. They’re super cute 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We got some, but went way overboard because I couldn’t decide on a design! I now have a sack full of napkins that I just use when we have company. I kept two of each design for memories, but I really didn’t have to get as many as I did!

    If it’s something you really want, go for it!

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    omg no. do not do it. NO ONE will notice or care. and they’re very overdone at weddings as well.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    no, that doesn’t seem worth it, sorry.

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If you have unlimited budget, sure.  Otherwise, as PPs have said napkins seem just a bit too disposable.   Saying that, we are getting personalized coasters because I’m figuring that people can take those home as favours if they want.    Although a woman seated beside me on a patio today who overheard me talking about wedding plans told me that the only thing guests really remember from a wedding is whether or not there is enough booze so people all have different priorities.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @virgomasala80:  it’s not neccessary at all.

    let’s put it this way, if you didn’t have them, no one would notice.  if you did have them, no one would remember.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @virgomasala80:  If you really really need it, ask the venue for the napkins ahead of time, and use a stamp on them with your monogram. It would still be a waste of about 12 bucks, but it won’t be quite so crazy (people are going to wipe their dribble on them and throw them away)

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