wedding favors

posted 7 years ago in Favors
  • poll: would you enjoy getting personalized glasswear from a wedding??
    yes, i would keep it, and use it often. : (16 votes)
    33 %
    no, i would leave it behind : (33 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 3
    4771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have a suggestion, don’t do glasswear.  Sure you may like a glass with your name and wedding date, but no one else does.  Sorry.

    Post # 4
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Well someone might like them…Anyways, have you thought of alternatives like plastic cups, coozies, etc?  I know, not as sophisticated but cheaper I think.

    Post # 5
    345 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m of the same opinion as Atalanta. One of my friends did monogrammed stemware as favors at their wedding. Most of them ended up smashed just outside the venue (the reception devolved into a drunken bacchanalia).

    I would recommend other items if you want to have something personalized. Have you thought of individual jam jars, labeled with your names and wedding date?

    Post # 6
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I attended a wedding a couple years ago that had personalized glassware and everyone left it behind. I agree with @Atalanta: that not many people want/like glassware personalized with someone elses information on it. I would consider other options


    Post # 8
    811 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Ugg, I’m trying to be really accepting of this because it sounds like you really love the idea, but I have to agree that its not really something I’d like.

    I probably wouldn’t leave it behind because well thats just hurtful to the couple, but it would go into the thrift store bag soon after. For me i just don’t need the clutter and I have limited cupboard space. I also like my matching sets of dishes.

    I think its a great gift for close/immediate family members, but I am not sure everyone at your wedding is going to think its all that. 

    I am sure they would look just great and you could use them to serve the guest day of, so I like that idea. But if your heart is set on them be prepared for some guest to not like it/take one.


    Post # 9
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I agree with the PP’s, not my cup of tea. Honestly, I tend to find any favor thats not edible to be a waste of money. While it may go along with a theme or you think it’s really cute, chances are most of your guests won’t feel the same way. 

    Post # 10
    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012


    One of the best favors I have ever received was a giant glass beer mug with a handle. I use for water and other soft drinks all the time, as does everyone else who attended the party. This was given to us at a 30th b-day party and was filled with candy and wrapped in a clear plastic with a ribbon. However, if it was monogrammed, I don’t think I would use it as much since then it becomes more of a souvenir item. My suggestion would be to give glassware, but save all the monograms for the wrapping, since people are then more likely to use the item; they will then remember you for getting something so functional.

    Post # 11
    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Call me weird…but I would like it.  ; )

    Post # 12
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m with the PP’s.  I love every wedding I’ve been to but I don’t want anything with the couple’s names and date on it.  I’d never use it.  Personally, I think favors aren’t worth it and agree with @CaitMarae that if it’s not edible, I usually forget about it.  Actually, one of the better favors I received was a $5 gift card to Starbucks per couple. Well, it would have been great if I drank coffee but Fiance really enjoyed it!

    Post # 13
    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think it all depends on the glassware. A wine glass? No, because people want their stemware to match. But a pint glass? I actually think has a chance of survival, because a lot of people have a random assortment of pint glasses in their cupboard and the beauty is that they’re a standard size.

    We did them at our wedding and I assumed people would leave them behind or not take them, but not only were they *all* gone (we ordered 225 glasses for 180 guests), but people that didn’t even make it to the wedding were asking for them.

    It depends on the execution. Do something that’s a little more personality-filled, rather than a monogram. Something that doesn’t necessarily scream ‘I got this at a wedding.’ Hubby and I are both journalism grads, so we had a journalism-themed reception. (Typewriters, typesetter blocks, books, etc.)

    My advice on finding the best price—look at places in the city you’re getting married. The printing and set up is generally not the biggest expense, it’s the shipping, so try and find a local place. Ours ended up being about $1 a glass.



    Post # 15
    291 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Pint glasses are the way to go!  I recently got one that just said: Eat, Drink, Be Married.  The couples names were right under.  We use it in our “bar” in the basement all the time.  It’s a great random glass.  I say if your intention is pint glasses and you know people who use them, then go for it! I would take it home.

    Post # 16
    42 posts
    • Wedding: May 2010

    If you are really set on glassware for favors, maybe you would want to consider shotglasses?  Our friends gave those away and since I collect shotglasses from each place we travel to or visit, their shotglass is now part of my collection.  Plus I don’t think the shotglasses were that expensive for them to purchase and personalize and I didn’t see many left behind at their wedding.

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