Post # 1
Hi Bees 😊
Looking for feedback on my idea for my favours please!
I bought a ton of vintage teacups plus saucers from various thrift stores. I’m thinking about gluing the cups and saucers together, putting a tealight inside, then wrapping them up in cellophane and ribbon, then adding these wooden tags I had made.
Any thoughts, feedback or something I should change?
Also, is this as cute as I think it is, or is a little much?
Thank you 😊
Post # 2
I think it could make super cute decor or for post dinner coffee/tea, but not sure what guests would do with one off teacups glued to their saucers if you gave them as favors?
Post # 3
NDTieTheKnot : People who love teacups will love them.
I get that you are in effect making them into candleholders, but I would not glue them together. Those tea lovers may want to use them as a cup and saucer, no a candleholder.
Post # 4
It is a super cute idea but the cups are so pretty! It would be such a shame that after the candle is gone the cups would no longer be usable. Perhaps do not glue them together and have candy or a packet of tea inside?
Post # 5
I’d leave it behind. But I’m not into knick-knacks and don’t use tealights for anything (I’ll use larger three-wick candles, but not tealights or votives). And while it may be a stereotype, most of the men in my life wouldn’t be interested in this sort of thing. I think it might make a cute favor at a bridal luncheon or shower, but is going to end up with a lot of wasted time and effort and a lot left behind as a wedding favor.
Also, are people who have to travel to your wedding going to want to have to pack a breakable cup and saucer in their stuff?
Post # 6
It wouldn’t be very practical for taking home if guests are flying. It wouldn’t survive checked baggage.
Post # 7
The wedding is family only, and is only 30 people. So I do know that the households attending are into tea, we’re British and Irish! Also, everyone attending lives no more than 20 minutes away from the venue.
I agree that it would be a shame to glue them. I like the idea of candy inside too, might appeal to the men a little more that way?
Post # 8
NDTieTheKnot : I don’t like tealights, and I wouldn’t want a tea cup that was glued together.
Additionally, I don’t think it’s fair to expect your guests to have wrapping material to transport the cups safely. So I don’t think that simply wrapping them in cellophane would necessarily work.
I’m sorry to say, but I also don’t think that this type of favor is a crowdpleaser. I like teacups, but I’m not sure what most people would do with a one-off tea cup.
Basically, I think this idea is a lot of effort for something that would only appeal to a small portion of your guests.
ETA: I saw you replied while I was typing my reply. You know your guests best. However, I would suggest not gluing the cups and wrapping them properly for transport.
Post # 9
I would pass on this if I was guest…just not my thing.
Post # 10
It is cute! I love the teacups ideas, though I agree PPs of not gluing them and maybe put candy and/or tea inside. Food = more chance to be taken by guests.
Post # 11
NDTieTheKnot : Based on your last comment with guestlist and the demographics of it, I think this is a thoughtful and fun idea! My FI and I were discussing mini local honey jars vs a small soda company that matches his (and my future) surname (and no, it’s not Jones, ha). You can’t please everyone, so you might as well go with whatever you’re leaning toward.