Post # 1
I just wanted to get people’s opinions on custom wine glasses. I haven’t been to too many weddings, but I’ve heard stories about people getting candles and knick knacks and just throwing them away. We are thinking of getting wine glasses etched with a tree which is kind of part of our motif and theme. We were going to put our names but felt just having the tree would be enough and more reusable for people. Do you think it would be something people would like or would just throw away in the long run?
Post # 3
I think it would get tossed. Most people don’t drink wine alone, so what are they going to do with a single glass? Other people may not drink wine or drink at all and it wouldn’t get used.
Post # 4
i would use it! i know plenty of people that drink wine alone when they have dinner at home. I think this might be one of the few things that i would keep.
yeah having your name and date might make it less reuseable…but i would still use it 🙂
Post # 5
I would use it, with or without your names and date. I actually like it when people put their name and date on it because it’ll remind me of their wedding. Besides, things come in sets of 4 or 6 so when I have more people come over, none of my stemware matches anyway!
Post # 6
I would use it if it was a red wine glass and it didn’t have anything by the tree on it. Would it be one per person? Two per couple?
Post # 7
I use wine glasses I’ve received from various events (mostly wine tastings) and would definitely use it again.
Post # 8
I would toss it, for a variety of reasons. If you’re having a lot of out-of-town guests, it’s also risky – how many would get broken as your guests fly home?
Post # 9
depends… if i was there with my Fiance and we ended up with a pair of glasses, we’d be more likely to use/keep. however, any single guests may not have much use for one wine glass. i prefer an assortment of coordinating/complimentary glassware and dishes rather than being uber matchy-matchy, but it is harder to work in a single glass unless you’re having a party and using every glass you have.
Post # 10
well… like missm, I’d be more likely to keep a pair of wine glasses than a single glass. However, most likely it would end up collecting dust because I already have a very nice set of wine glasses that I use regularly. When I was younger I didn’t buy glasses, I just used the ones they give you when you go wine tasting (in temecula), so i had lots of glasses that didn’t match. I threw them all out when I got a nice set of wine glasses, so I imagine I would probrably do the same with a wine glass favor. Honestly — the best favors are edible.
Post # 11
How about making wine charms? Those are supposed to be unique.
Post # 12
I went to a wedding last year where they gave out custom wineglasses. At the end of the evening there were tons of them left on the favor table and from what I could tell, very few took their glass home. We didn’t take ours, it just didn’t go with any of our other glassware. In my limited experience, the glasses that are etched as favors are much smaller than most other glasses that you can buy. I think that that money could be allocated to a different favor, or buying yourselves some great wine glasses. I agree with calicoteach – the best favors are edible.
Post # 13
i would keep it. but then again, i am a bit of a pack rat. i agree that if i were there with my Fiance or with family, i would prefer having more than one (if i were at the wedding that kellbell went to, i would be all about taking the extras. haha)
honestly, i do think it’s best to go as cheap as possible on anything that’s not edible because most likely your guests aren’t going to appreciate it nearly as much as it costs you.
i would probably take home any favor people choose to give me (well, i actually despise the typical bubble containers and cliche favors, but that’s different), but i would also be just as happy getting something less or even nothing at all. i think if you’re in doubt at all, then the money could be better spent somewhere else.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t spend the money on having special wine glasses made; most people do not keep those items. I have been to enough weddings and I find the BEST favors are the edible ones.
Post # 15
I think 50/50.. It is a beautiful thought. But save the money for the honeymoon. I like the idea of edibles ones. Of course you know your guests the best. Are most of them types to keep or toss.
Post # 16
I got a wine glass as a favor once– I kept it, I use it, but it’s really one of those "when all the rest of our wine glasses are dirty" things. And I likely wouldn’t be crushed if it broke, since it doesn’t match anything else. I say go for edible favors. Those are meant to be used up and never thought of again… 😉