Post # 1
We have some great friends who are lending us 150 Ridell wine glasses for our wedding so we don’t have to use our venues standard but small wine glasses. We have 104 guests and therefore need everyone to resue their glasses for the most part. Once they run out – they will switch to their glasses. So I found these pretty name labels on Etsy. My friend is concerned that guests would then think the glass is a favor. We are not providing favors so that further complicates it. Would you all think it was a favor if the labels were on the wine glasses as you approached the bar? If yes, any idea to use the labels but assure guests don’t think they are favors? I appreciate any help.
Post # 2
Since you are using them to drink out of, I wouldn’t assume they were favors. If they were filled with candies, or had a candle or something in them, I might think they were supposed to be a favor.
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
ARe you having other favors?
Post # 4
khrideon: Can you put up a cute little sign saying something like “This is your glass for the night for whatever tastes right….”?? And then ask them to leave it somehwere at the end of the night (but maybe in a cute way haha)
Post # 5
I think your friends are right. Putting something personalized on the glasses might make it look like you meant for them to keep it.
Post # 6
This is your glass for tonight for whatever tastes right, but not for end of the night flight!
Then on each table have a sign that states, please leave empty wine glasses on the table.
Post # 7
I might think they are favors. I’m not sure what you mean by switching – are there other wine glasses guests would use? I doubt I would even notice the difference between 2 types of wine glass.
I would give them the charms with their escort cards, and maybe have a sign telling people to keep them until they are done for the night, and when they are done return them to the table near the kitchen or something. I wouldn’t directly accuse them of taking them, just frame it like you are helping them put the glasses back.
Post # 8
I would not do this. People drop glasses all the time at weddings. It will happen and Ridell glasses are expensive, and then you’ll feel bad. It’s not worth the benefit of temporarily having some nicer/larger glasses in addition to the complication of making sure people don’t think they’re favors.
Post # 9
I think that perhaps it is a better idea to forego the Ridell glasses and use the venue provided ones, with tags affixed to the escort cards or at place settings. Then you could do the cute little poem. I just don’t know that a wine glass is going to make big enough of a difference for you to risk breaking them during transport/wedding/etc.
Post # 10
You could also ge the wine glass labels, and put them in a little basket with a few markers so people can add their own name/nickname and put them on the glass themselves. Use a little frame that says something about marking your glass for the night, that way they can move it to another glass if needed, and they will know what the tag is for.
Post # 11
Riedel wine glasses run at an average of $25 per glass, and they’re not exceptionally sturdy. You don’t want to be responsible for covering the cost of all of the broken/taken glasses. Those tags do make the glasses look like favors, especially if you’re not providing any other favors. Will there be other glasses for guests to use or are they meant to reuse the same one all night?
Post # 12
khrideon: It definitely makes them look like favors.
Post # 14
I think you run that risk. Athough I’m sure you’d have some people who would “get it,” I think the concept of using one glass for the duration of a venue reception would be a new one for many as well. You might very well have guests who think they are favors. What do you mean you would switch after you run out? Do you mean the venue might run out of their glasses and then you would switch? Why do you think that is likely to happen? Isn’t it the job of the venue to supply enough glasses?
You have some very relaxed friends! I agree that you open yourself up to having to replace broken or damaged glasses. Most places provide cheaper but sturdier stemware.
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I think it could make them look like favors, but like PPs have mentioned I’d be more worried about people breaking glasses as well as taking them.
Post # 15
As you don’t ordinarily get provided with a label for your wine glass at a catered event, I think it could lead your guests to believe the glass was a favor. Between that and breakage, this decision could be costly.