Do you like this idea for wedding favours?

posted 8 months ago in Favors
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

skip favors and put the money towards the guest experience instead (ie: DJ, better food, more alcohol, transportation options, etc) 

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

I’d bring it home if it was boxed and maybe had a cute saying on it.  Not used at the wedding though!  And none of your personal info, no guest wants that.  If you want to engrave each guests initials onto the glass that would be cool 😎.

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

As you can see, engraved favors are not very popular. For me, it’s that I don’t want a single (or two) mismatched wine glasses in my cupboad. We have limited space in our small house and kitchen and I only have room for one nice set of wine glasses (and we are all filled up!). We gave out mini tarts in pretty little boxes. Guests could eat them in one or two bites and it was an extra sweet treat for their hotel rooms and not difficult to transport. The only engraved wine glass that I have ever really liked was one my good friend gave me when she had her son. It’s engraved with “Aunt mimivac’s wine” and I was touched. Still, I keep it at her house and drink my wine in it when we hang out there.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

I received engraved Mason jars from my friend’s wedding and loved them! They get plenty of use. I love having souvenir glasses though, whereas it seems like a lot of people are matchy-matchy?

 

Washing them isn’t a big deal, as you can rinse them in the sink. But for those who have to fly in, they probably don’t want to worry about breaking a glass. 

Post # 35
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Honey bee

I’m the oddball apparantly I have a set of beer glasses like this from a wedding but it only had their names/date on there. We use them all the time.  So I’d like two to make a set. Lol. So yes, I’d use it. 

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

gunnabamissus :  That’s interesting that charity was the runner-up. I always felt like it was a weird cop-out… You don’t get to choose the charity as the guest, unless you provide 3 and let people check off the one they prefer? How does that work?

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

So, I’m going along with everyone else in saying that something consumable (candy, local spice mix, candle, etc) is definitely the way to go for favors- with a few exceptions. Like prior posters have said, I have a couple of personalized mason jars from a friend’s wedding that I use, mostly because mason jars are handy and definitely get a lot more use out of them than wine glasses. (We also got to fill them up with jelly beans to take home, also a plus.) I also really like a bottle opener shaped like an old-timey key that I got at a wedding. I guess the moral of the story is- if you’re going to do something personalized that isn’t a consumable, get something that people can get a lot of use out of, that’s not going to be too difficult to transport home at the end of the night. 

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Save your money. Go with some kind of edible favor. 

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Baltimore, MD

citizenerased14 :  Every wedding I’ve been to in the past 3 years had engraved favors. 75% were koozies. We ordered koozie favors, because we know our friends will use them, and then we can keep our houses and cars well stocked.

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - USA

natasha0b :  Personally I would never use a favor that had someone’s name on it. Plus it seems odd to just have one mismatched wine glass among my other matched sets, along with the fact that it’s a really fragile thingto have to take with you. 

Post # 41
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Helper bee

I agree a favor like this would just make me feel guilty because as much as I love my friends I wouldn’t choose to drink my wine out of an engraved wine cup unless my other cups were dirty. I agree with food option, I’ve also liked seeds or little succulents. I also really liked this bottle opener “key” because it is a nice thing for my keychain although I’m not sure everyone would love them

Post # 42
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Helper bee

Agreeing with the general consensus – pass on the personalized wine glasses.  If you wish to have personalization on your favors, I suggest a label on an edible favor, matchbooks, golf tees etc.  Think small, cost efficient, and “intentionally disposable.”  We had personalized matchbooks and golf tees in vases on our bars, and spent the rest of our “favor” budget on a small charitable donation, full amenities in both the mens and womens bathroons (think big baskets with advil/pepto/etc, little deoderants, mouthwashes, wisps, lint rollers, hairspray, bobbie pins, tampons/pada, mints/gum etc) and additionally for the women, a basket of flip flops for later in the night when heels become tiresome.  Those types of “favors”  are always very much appreciated by guests – little things to improve their exerience and felt taken care of.  If your venue has add ons/upgrades on food or bar – I would suggest that as well.

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee

I just realized, I don’t think I’ve ever used a koozie.  I know we don’t own any, but I cannot recall a time I’ve ever used one!  (I don’t drink soda or beer, so it’s exceptionally rare for there to be canned beverages around.)

Post # 44
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Wannabee

What if you did a custom wine bottle? Design your own label? Feel like that is something people will enjoy after the wedding. We did this through [link moderated] and they were a hit with people!

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

natasha0b :  I went to a wedding where they gave those as a wedding favor. I think they are cute.

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