(Closed) dual purpose favors?

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I think it’s a great idea!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love the idea of pint glasses!  I originally wanted to use them as favors for our wedding, but we ended up nixing that idea.  We collect pint glasses from different bars and such and those are the only kinds of glasses we have in our apartment, so I definitely would like to get one.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i think it’s cute- but i’d want to think about how they’d be able to clean or rinse them before getting them home if they’re going to use them at the wedding.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think it is a good idea, but what about the people that don’t drink beer? Will they leave theirs at the reception because they wouldn’t use them at any other time?

And although, I sell the type of favor you are considering, I am not a big fan of reusable favors with the bride and groom’s names and wedding date on them. Honestly, if I was a guest at your wedding, I would probably take the favor home and think it was cute, but I would probably never use it again because it would have your names on it.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I like the idea of dual purpose favors (my favors are also centerpieces that guests can take home), but I just heard a LOT of people who does NOT use the favors with the couple’s name and date of marriage on it. Those get tossed away usually even if its functional. So my suggestion might be to either not personalize it with your name/date, or use a removable sticker that they can take off so the guests will still use it at home. Just a thought

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am all for dual purpose favors! I am using luggage tags as place card holders with the hopes that people take them with them when they leave. I say go for it!

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Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I like the idea of a pint glass – but wouldn’t use it after the wedding if it had the couples name on it or wedding date! Sorry!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

As a guest I would not be excited about a pint glass favor with the bride and groom’s names on it. Perhaps if it just had a logo on it. Do you have anything on your invites/programs that you could use? I am thinking star, shell, feather, something like that.

I love the idea of the candy buffet though!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think the pint glass is a cute idea too, but I’m in the group that can’t stand stuff with the couple’s name/date on it.  Sorry :o(

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

OMG LOVE the idea! I was thinking of getting Fiance a groomscake shaped like a Guinness pint so that sounds awesome to me.

I’m with the others though. Could you put something else on the glass other than your name? Is there another theme to your wedding? A flower, fleur de lis, etc? I see you’re getting married in Dec. how about a snowflake?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with using a label if you really want to put your names and wedding date on them. I would definitely appreciate the glass, but it would annoy me to have other peoples’ names permanently etched on them. The idea of a different symbol or phrase is good too. Maybe your favorite quote?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I’m doing luggage tags and we opted not to have any monogram or anything else etched on them.  We will put a label on the box (with table assignment), so it’ll be dual purpose AND be generic enough for people to want to use them.  My dad liked them so much, he asked for extras (as did sister’s FI).

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I don’t mind kitchy things like that with the name on it. Now, a champagne flute or wine glass wouldn’t be as good in my opinion to have the name etched on b/c you usually have a set of those. But a pint glass? We have pint glasses from breweries, vacations, gifts/souvenirs, wedding dates, half marathons, etc. Those are more one by one items – I would definitely reuse a pint glass w/ your name on it. If you want, you could always just put on your logo or something that is reflected at the wedding and skip the names – it’ll still look like a favor.  We did custom coozies for our jamaica wedding b/c we KNEW ppls drinks would bleed in the heat and not many people would think to bring coozies. I don’t care if they throw them out or not, but we keep single random coozies so i figured our guests would reuse them.

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