Post # 1
Hi all, I have a question. i see fairly often people giving koozies away as wedding favors. This bafflees me for so many reasons. I’m from Long Island and there is no WAY anyone would be caught at a wedding holding a can or bottle of anything. At most of our wedding venues they wont even allow it. You want a beer? Totally fine, but you will drink it out of a beer glass. What’s with personalizing them? Do people actually keep things with other people’s names on them? I’m curious. Did you do koozies? where are you from? Based on what i’ve seen this appears to be a southern thing but i could be wrong. I’ve never ever used a koozie so maybe that’s why i’m confused by them, then again i dont drink canned beer, i’m a bottled beer kinds girl. I must know this draw to the koozie!! So many people seems to be so excited about them! Make me join the koozie club!
Post # 2
I am not a member of the koozie club but I am a part of the South and collegiate Greek life and koozies are like Pokemon – Gotta Catch Em All!
Fiance has an extensive koozie collection. Some from breweries, some from baby showers (!!), some from weddings. He is absolutely the sort of person who would not only take home that personalized koozie from your wedding, he would also use it three years later at a backyard bbq.
Post # 3
I think they’re kind of dumb and wouldn’t give them as favors myself. That said I’m in Boston and I’ve gotten a few. Yea they have people’s names and wedding dates on them but when I’m out camping I don’t care what my koozie looks like as long as it keeps my beer cold. If I’m getting personalized stuff at least make it practical and not something practical that I also care about being pretty.
Post # 4
I don’t understand the koozie sensation…and I personally wouldn’t want to take one home with me. I haven’t seen them done at a wedding and I’m from the PNW. That’s just my personal opinion though!
Post # 5
I’m from CT and have never used a koozie. But then, I don’t drink canned beer or soda. I also disklike when people personalize favors with their name and date.
Post # 6
We had koozies available, although they were not our favors.
College town, southeastern U.S. No cans in sight, but local brews were available in bottles (outdoor reception).
Most of our friends/guests who drink always have a koozie on them… for me, keeping condensation off my hands is even better than keeping my drink cold.
Post # 7
People just seem So excited over them… I am not. We gave out 4 pieces boxes of Godiva as our favors. They weren’t left behind! I’m not sure anyone would want them let alone even consider taking them
Post # 8
I personally wouldn’t give them as favors, but I would take one if it was offered. I’m from the midwest and we have a whole collection of koozie at our cabin. So I grab one when I can and stash it there. When you’re at the lake, boating, fishing, camping, etc you’re not about to pour yourself a glass of beer and the koozie keeps it cold and from slipping out of hand
Post # 9
Koozies are a southern/midwest thing. I’ve been to weddings with them and my parents keep a stash in their yard for bbqs.
I wouldn’t do it for my wedding since it’s not who I am but I have seen them fit some couples ex:people who tailgate or are know to have bbqs etc.
Post # 10
We had koozies. We use them all the time at parties, tailgates, concerts, wherever we’re drinking. We are also in the south, so that could be it. FWIW people use koozies on bottles too.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2016 - New Orleans, LA
I am from the Northeast but now live in Texas. I never really remember using a koozie before moving here. I get them allll the time at sporting events, bars, stores, everyone just hands them out. I haven’t received one from a wedding yet…but all the weddings i have been to recently have been in Boston or Chicago. So maybe that is why. LOL!
Post # 12
I am from the mid west, and koozies are a very popular wedding favor. We did koozies as well, even though our wedding venue served keg beer and bottles (people did use them for bottles), no cans. I have only been to one wedding ever that did not give out koozies. I keep the koozies I get from weddings, but tend to lose them since we take koozies everywhere with us. And since they are inexpensive, it doesnt really matter if they get lost.
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2017 - Canvas Event Space
I’ve never seen a koozie as a favour but I would love it if I got one! I love koozies even though I rarely use the ones I have except when we go to a cottage (and occasionally parties). Fiance and I love bringing matching ones – it’s really funny to us to be lame like that.
I’m from Toronto and people here also mostly use them at cottages (outside the city, obvs) and sometimes backyards. I did notice a lot more people bringing them to outdoor concerts in the last few years. We can’t do tailgating here.
If I had a personalized one from someone else’s wedding, it would probably be used on a regular basis! I actually really like the idea tbh – in my case, though craft beer is going to be a major thing at our reception so I think it would be appropriate (even though most of it would probably be from kegs)
Also, a lot of the weddings I’ve been to in Toronto they usually just give you the bottle/can ime.
Post # 14
My family has koozies for bbqs and such, but I would never consider giving them as favors/using them at a wedding. I could see someone giving them out maybe for like a bachelor party/bachelorette or shower, but not the actual wedding.
Post # 15
i’m from long island and have gotten koozies as a favor! i was thinking of doing them for my new orleans wedding.