Post # 1
Seems like I run to you bees for everything, now I have another “dilemma”
I will be getting personalised champagne flutes and beer mugs for our bridal party and parents, I thought it would be a nice touch 🙂 And then for the rest of our guests I was going to get a set of photo-holding coasters (two in each pack) while also having a candy buffet for everyone to gorge on 😉
So my dilemma:
- Does each member of a couple get their own set? I wouldn’t want to come off cheap but to be honest at the last three weddings Ive been to; one we took home no bonbonairres, one we had cupcakes, which were also the cake, so umm, favours or not? Haha and the other we got a little pack of two (disgusting) cookies. Seriously, my SO wouldn’t even eat them and he eats almost eeeverything ha!
- Everyone in our bridal party has a SO, do they get coasters or candy?
Any experiences being the SO of a bridal party member would be appreciated actually, Im also not sure of how to seat them all because I don’t want so many people at our bridal table! 🙂
- Lastly what about our tween and teen kids? I doubt they would want coasters, is the buffet enough?
And just cos’, some pictures!
Post # 3
@FutureMrsHallam: I think one set of coasters per couple. I wouldn’t have a problem with receiving one set between my partner & I. I do think that SO of bridal parties should receive coasters too though, since the flutes & mugs are personalised for the bridal party, not their SO. & the candy buffet is definitely enough for the kids 🙂 We’ll be having lolly bags for the kids at our wedding.
Post # 4
@moonbride: I dunno. I think that 2 coasters would be not useful to many because either they have a full set of coasters or because they can’t really have a guest over and still use them. But reaslistically I think you have to consider that many may not end up actually using the coasters for daily use, in which case you wasted money getting them 4 coasters.
Also I would take off their role (BM, Groomsmen, Maid/Matron of Honor etc). Having a one off chamagne flute with that type of designation would make me not keep it. (Sorry!). But I may keep it if it was just my name. But the role just means I could only use it on the one day I was fufilling that role. I have a full set of glassware, and really couldn’t use a one off with that level of detail.
Post # 5
@moonbride: Thanks for the input 🙂
@andielovesj: I see favours as a waste of money on the large scale, the only ones I remember getting or even kept are stubby holders, but they will get lost and forgotten eventually too – not to mention we have about 50 of the damned things.
Those aren’t the engravings we are having, but it will have their name, their role, our names and our wedding date. Its a momento, not meant for daily use. Just like 18th and 21st glasses, who’s ever used those stupid friggin things?