Post # 1
I recently found out that because we’re using wine from the vineyard we’re getting married at, our caterer won’t provide wine glasses with our rentals. We can rent them through the vineyard for .50 each, but I was thinking about buying personalized wine glasses instead and sending them home with guests as favors. These would probably have some kind of image and a discreet name/date of wedding. However, I’m worried that this maybe isn’t a good idea because a) personalized favors seem to be really unpopular, and b) obviously not everyone drinks wine.
I know you can’t please everyone and personally, I have a lot of mismatched wine glasses already and love the personalized pint glasses we got at a friend’s wedding. But I wanted to get some outside opinions.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
I would skip the personalization, and fill it with some kind of candy/mints/chocolate. That way, if someone really doesn’t drink wine or have any other need for a wine glass, they will still get something enjoyable out of your favors.
Post # 4
@DaneLady: I agree. I think wine glasses are great, but best not personalized. Filling them with treats is a great idea! (If it’s in your budget)
Post # 5
I think that if you’re going to personalize them (and I think you should do SOMETHING to make them stand out from guests’ other glasses), just do a symbol or something. For example, if I was to go this route, I’d get a dragon etched on them b/c they feature so much in my wedding decor.
Post # 6
I’d take it home either way but i’m going to have to agree with the PP about personalization for this particular favor. I actually did champagne flutes filled with hershey kisses. A bunch of people took them home but i also took a box home myself and gave my MIL a box to take with her so we had some left over. i dont really think it was because of the type of favor we had i just think people just tend to leave them at their table and forget by the end of the night to take them home.
Post # 7
@DaneLady: I love the idea of filling them with candy for non-drinkers!
With personalized glasses – do you dislike having the couple’s name/date on the glass or just anything? We could get glasses with just the vineyard logo (or some other image) – would that be better?
Post # 8
What about making the wine classes the escort cards? Paint the bottom of the wine classes with chalk board paint and write everyones name with a chalkboard marker in pretty calligraphy. Is still special and everyone would love to tak them home! You can always attach a little thank you note with string or ribbon to the base thanking them for coming and on the back instructions on how to use the glass (don’t put in dishwasher!)
Instructions on how to do it:
I agree about not personalizing- I usually throw that stuff out!
Post # 9
@elecampbell: Those are SO cute! I love that idea! Unfortunately, we’ve already made escort cards but otherwise I’d highly consider that idea!
@totheislnds: Very pretty! Did your champagne glasses have any kind of logo? They look great with the bow and filling!
@eternalhearts: I’m thinking we’ll go with the vineyard logo or our wedding motif. Blank glasses just seem so sad to me!
Post # 10
instead of personalizing them with your names; can you etch something less obtrusive that people wouldn’t mind having on a wine glass—like etch just the date, or a little heart, or something from your wedding theme? I fall under the “you can never have too many wine glasses” philosophy, but I wouldn’t one with anything too in your face, if that makes any sense!
OR…you could do something like this DIY gem. (the first champagne color champagne glass is what I’m thinking would work best.)
DIY | glam champagne glasses
Post # 11
I like the wine glass idea (I love wine) but my only concern would be how guests would transport them home. A wine glass probably wouldn’t fit in a small evening bag (assuming that’s what the women would be carrying) and it’s also breakable so it would need to be wrapped up somehow.
Post # 12
@AshleyR83: My thoughts exactly. Is this a destination wedding or are guests traveling fairly far? If so, I’d suggest something that isn’t breakable. If it’s local though, then I think having the glass filled with candy is a great idea and if you’re set on having it engraved with something, I’d have the winery’s logo put on it.
Post # 13
@AshleyR83: Agreed. And if you have OOT guests that have to fly in? I’d leave it there if that were me.
Post # 14
@toshella: I don’t like the idea of wine glasses as favors. Mostly because it reminds me of high school prom and I don’t like having mismatched glasses. I’d rent them from your venue and come up with another favor idea. I think you’ll have a lot left behind, if you end up buying them (but, maybe that wouldn’t be so bad, for your friends/family that desired a complete set!) 🙂
Post # 15
the problem I see is that if I get a wine glass as a favor, i don’t want to use it to drink wine right away because I don’t know if it has been washed. if you fill with candy, you still don’t have glasses for people to use to drink wine that night. and people do use them, then they have a sticky glass to take home/fly home with at the end of the night.
Post # 16
I like the idea, but no personalization. I always thought that was tacky growing up and my grandmom would come home with stuff that had other people’s names. Hahaha.