(Closed) coaster dilemma…

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: should the coasters have...
    a picture of us? : (0 votes)
    a vintage style stamp of our names and date : (6 votes)
    19 %
    leave them be! : (23 votes)
    74 %
    worst idea ever... start over =) : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    You did a wonderful job on these 🙂

    Personally, I would skip the personaliztion. Think about it this way, would you like to have someone else’s name and wedding date on something in your home, besides maybe a close friend or relative? The picture idea is nice, but I would keep that for your thank you cards. I think just the coaster without the personalization would be best.

    Post # 5
    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    These are really cute! Great job :-).

    Post # 6
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    keep them plain! they look amazing!

    Post # 7
    939 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    maybe you could do something on the back of the coaster? like your names and the date? i would definitely keep the fronts as is though.

    Post # 8
    3639 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @Lee_Ann: I was just about to say this!

    I would put something on the back of the coasters, so that it isn’t in your face but people can still remember who’s wedding it was which gave them the coasters. 

    I really like them by the way. 

    Post # 9
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I would be about 300x more likely to use a coaster that didn’t have someone else’s name or face on it. But it is a nice gift either way!

    Post # 10
    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    I like them how they are, I personally would love to use them in my house! I think that’s what I love most about them, they are so versatile. I agree with Beluga, that I’d be less likely to use a coaster with someone else’s name and especially face on it.

    Post # 11
    24 posts

    I think a stamp or some other customization on the bottom would be a cute touch. They’re absolutely adorable though! Love the concept

    Post # 12
    2262 posts
    Buzzing bee

    These are a great idea! I definitely think you should stay away from using personal photos, because while I’m sure all your guests love you guys, I’m not sure if they all will appreciate having your faces underneath their drinks lol.

    I think you should keep the personalization to the removable tag or maybe if you want, you could add your wedding date discreetly to the bottom or side like an artist would sign their art work. 

    P.S. Welcome to the boards Smile

    Post # 13
    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    great job on the coasters!


    I would suggest if you put a picture or stamp anything it be for the tag only. Mainly because I know as a guest if I were receiving coasters to use I wouldn’t really want to sit coasters out that has the bride and groom’s picture or name on it.

    Post # 14
    2512 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I saw these in the DIY section earlier today! I LOVE THEM!!! Keep them as they are and maybe just have a tag with your info!

    Post # 15
    46414 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My daughter made coasters one Christmas. the paper she decoupaged had words on it like”Cherish” Friend” “Celebrate”etc. The words were in a large font with a background of text in a smaller font. I love them.

    I would agree with pp’s. Do not personalize the front. You could just get an indelible marker and sign and date the back.T

    Post # 16
    28 posts
    • Wedding: October 2011

    What did you use to coat the tiles? I like the high shine, but I’m trying to find an alternative to a sealer that I have to use 50 coats of or something like EnviroTex which requires mixing and then days to dry.

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