Do you like this idea for wedding favours?

posted 2 years ago in Favors
Post # 16
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Busy bee

Bee, why don’t you make 2 of these wine glasses for you and the groom? In all honesty I wouldn’t want a wine glasse (hardly use the ones I have, but I’d like to start lol) and unless you’re my mom or something, I wouldn’t want the details on the wine glass. Maybe you could put your initials/date on some cookies or something as favors?

Post # 17
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Sugar bee

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natasha0b :  I wouldn’t want this as a guest. We did an item people could eat – chocolates, snacks, etc. NOTHING with engraving of the couple’s name on it, because it would end up in the trash or not being taken and you’ll have a ton left. You could always have these made for you and FH as a remembrance item and to use. Not trying to be mean…it’s just not a great option for guests.

Post # 18
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Busy bee

prefer food.

Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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natasha0b :  I would use it if it were at the table at the wedding but I wouldn’t take it home though. 

Post # 20
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221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - UK

No, I love wine and I don’t need a single cheep wine glass. When am I going to use it? I have very nice wine glasses. 

With items that are personalized with your details I would say the following, your guests don’t care! 

Look at the money your spending on the favors and then conciser that at least 40% of your guest will not take it with them, another 40% will take it out of politeness and then throw it away when they get home, 15% of your guest will have it in their junk drawer/ garage for the next few years and the remaining 5% is going to be yourselves and close family.  

Now take that money and spend it on something your guests actually care about. More drink, better/more food, a band, taxi’s, childcare, an extra hour of music. 

 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Yeah I also would not take this home. We usually go out after a wedding and I am not dragging this out with me. I am also not packing a breakable item to take home. 

The only thing we keep with other people’s names on them is koozies. But that is because we use them everywhere. We have a stash in the car, in our coolers, at home, at the lake house and on the boat. So we take those because they fit into a purse easily, and we will use them. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee

My biggest problem with this is that I have to use the same glass all night. Yuck!

I’m fine with things with your name on it if they’re little and not meant to compete with decor – koozies, magnets, a bottle opener, etc. I don’t love it, but I get it – I can throw it in the beach bag or on the fridge for a few months, whatever, it doesn’t immediately go in the trash.

I don’t love the idea of a wine glass at all – it’ll probably cost $4-5 per guest minimum and you could do a lot better for that amount if favors are a must.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

Sorry, I probably would only take oen to be polite and then it would end up sitting in my kitchen never being used before tossing it. I also just really dislike stemless glasses. Anything engraved is definitely less likely to be taken. I don’t mean to sound snarky, but the only people who care about your wedding date are you and the Groom.

I did a poll on my regional facebook wedding group for what people prefer as favors and the #1 by FAR was edible favors such as chocolate (102 votes). People love it cause they can eat it on the way home or back at the hotel room after the wedding. The second runner up was actually donating to a charity in lieu of favors (43 votes). So if you want something that is going to be appreciated by your guests, I would go with one of those.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee

Oh, ick, that’s a good point about reuisng the same glass all night!  

What if you want to switch from red wine to white wine?  What if someone misplaces their glass while dancing or something? Will there be extras?

Post # 25
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Helper bee

We have engraved mason jars from a friends wedding that we use, they are convenient, but not a fav. If you do want to get the engraved, put a special design on them that relates to the theme of your wedding or a cute saying? Some posters are correct for those that need to fly with breakables, but if the guest count is minimal with that then it doesn’t matter. 

Think of something that would be easier across the board.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Wow, I never realized how horrible it apparently is to give guests engraved favors! Already paid for ours, which also have been personalized. Whoops 🤷🏻‍♀️ I’ve never had an issue with an engraved favor if it’s something useable. For me, what matters is WHAT the favor is, not whether it has the wedding date on it.

For me, if I were a guest at your wedding, my biggest hesitation would be transporting something breakable home, and also it being dirty. But my fiancé and I love wine and we have a bar in our basement so new glassware is always welcome. I’d have no problem with this favor as a guest!

Post # 27
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Honey bee

I’m not a big fan of favors in general (unless they are edible) because when i used to work weddings at a country club, the majority of guests would just leave them there and the b&g would have to box them all up and take 100s of unused favors home.  So to me, they are a huge waste of money.

If you choose to do this, regardless of the concensus here, I wouldn’t plan on having people use them.  Fill them with candy and let the guests take them home being clean and usused.  

Post # 28
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Bumble Beekeeper

Nope. Serious wine drinkers don’t even like to drink out of stemless wine glasses–your hand shouldn’t be warming the glass, the purpose of the stem is to avoid that. 

If you want to have glasses made for you and your almost hubs, great, but few other people want to have random glasses in their cupboard with your names and wedding date on them, sorry. Most will be left behind and many of those taken will end up in the donate pile, recycle bin or trash.

If you really want to have favors go with food–chocolates, cookies, etc. 

Post # 29
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Busy bee

You don’t need favors. They are such a waste of money and as everyone else already said, no one wants a wine glass with your details. I like getting coozies from peoples weddings, but mostly because I have a huge collection from college. I don’t ever use them though as I don’t drink beer…so.. lol 

Post # 30
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Busy bee

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natasha0b :  It could be both, but mostly that they’re engraved with your names, initials, dates, wedding info etc…

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