Post # 1
My friend snubbed the idea of us doing a CD as a wedding favor–she didn’t even know that we were planning on doing it, she mentioned when we were talking that she’d NEVER do a wedding CD because it was “so played out” and “besides, I’ve only ever liked, like 2 songs on the entire compilation.”
We wanted to do one because we like music, but also because a lot of our guests will be driving 2 hours to get to our wedding and we thought it was a cute idea to give them something “for the roadtrip back.” I know that with 100 guests, there will be 100 different tastes in music, but isn’t that true about anything? 100 different tastes in cookies? in picture frames? in insert-favor-idea-here?
I dunno, I guess she just made me insecure I’m going to piss people off.
Post # 3
I fail to see how that’s going to piss people off. The older people might not appreciate it, but I know I would. I think it’s great to hear some new groups that I haven’t been exposed to, or just a great way to end the weekend by reliving it a little on the drive home. Maybe put the words to the lyrics in the liner orrrrr tell put in parenthesis when the song was played at the reception.(ie. cake cutting etc.) 😀
Post # 4
I wouldn’t listen to it. I don’t have a CD player in my house and I’m not in my car long enough on a daily basis to listen to CD’s. Plus, I’m really picky about my music and what I consider good music. Anything top 40 is over-played to me.
Post # 5
I would listen to it maybe once to see if I liked it and if I didn’t like it I’d probably get rid of it somehow. I’d say you’d probably have half or so of those given out get listened to more than once, because of the differing tastes in music.
HOWEVER. I don’t think favors of any other kind are going to have a much greater success rate. With edible favors, you’ll get quite a few people with dietary restrictions, picky eaters, etc, so a lot may go uneaten. With candles or decorative favors, many people may have such wildly differing tastes that half of them won’t even get taken home. So, I think you should go ahead with your plans and make the CDs. For the people who like them, you will have given them fabulous entertainment on the way home. For people who don’t like them, well, maybe they’ll pass them on to somebody who does appreciate them.
You could also add a cute picture of you and your Fiance on the inside cover of the CD, because that’s something everyone can take home and stick on their fridge as a memento of the day 🙂
Post # 6
I dont think you’ll piss anyone off but you’ll probably run the risk of a lot of people not taking the favor or taking it and never listening to it.
I personally would probably not take it because I would never listen to it. We have aux in our car so we just plug our iPhones in and play the music from there. We have a CD player in our car but I can’t tell you the last time it was used.
Post # 7
I love wedding cds. Its the only thing that I will keep/use besides edible favors. When making your cds, you just have to make sure that you know your crowd. If I made a cd, it would be classic R&B all the way
Post # 8
I got a wedding CD once… I skimmed through the songs once. Never listened to it again. I was really excited when I got it though 🙂
Post # 9
I got a bat mitzvah CD a few years ago, and it just kind of lives in my parents’ car. It included a song from every year of my cousin’s life, so it was all flashback stuff that I thought was cute. Good for when you’ve forgotten your ipod. And very cute for a road trip wedding. I agree with PPs about including a pic of you and maybe referencing the songs. For instance, cake cutting and bridal party entrance, but also first date and first vacation or something. Worst case scenario, people don’t listen to it and it gets wasted. That happens all the time with favors though. No worries.
Post # 10
we are also making a wedding cd. i have asked everyone in the bridal party and our parents for their favorite love song. its a good cd so far – i hope our 180+ guests like it!
Post # 11
OMG that is the best idea! I may steal that! LOL – I wanted to do a CD but thought maybe it was too much trouble and people wouldn’t really want it. But that is too cool!!!!!
Post # 12
I like the idea. And don’t listen to your friend. I told a friend before the wedding that we didn’t really care about the chairs and were therefore renting the cheapest ones, and she said “yeah, who cares? As long as you don’t have those plastic folding chairs.” That is what we had.
Not everyone will like your ideas, but I would prefer this favour over the many others I have received.
Post # 13
I agree with your friend.
Plus, who listens to CDs anymore? I don’t own a CD player. I would have to use my computer – awkward. I don’t even have a car to play a CD in (though i’m a minority in that respect, as I live in the city and take public transportation everywhere).
Post # 14
I like wedding favors that are tasty, or are a gift from the area the wedding is from or famous for. One favorite favor we got was a delivery of cookies and milk to our hotel room with a note saying that they hoped our trip was great, to have sweet dreams, and that they were so happy we were there for our big day. For ours, we had artisan chocolates made as favors along with “do not disturb” customized door hangers.
Just being honest here, if I want to listen to something, I upload to ipod. If I were to like a wedding cd, probably have on it maybe one or two love songs or the songs you danced to, but mostly songs the dj played (the fun, fast dance songs).
Post # 15
Im sorry but I would most likely chuck it.
Post # 16
I think that wedding CDs are an awesome idea! : ) The only reason we’re not doing them is because we think they’re too much money. : / Some close family friends of ours did them, and I love ALL the music on there.
ETA: If people don’t have a CD player, they can always rip the CD onto their iPod. It’s not that hard.