Post # 1
So I’m sure I’m worrying too much about this, but I’m a little torn on what to do about our favors. We have already ordered koozies that were originally supposed to just be an extra at the bar, since I know many of our guests wouldn’t get use out of them.
I wanted the favors to be a mason jar with a short saying and our names and wedding date on them. I figured everyone could use them for something and although I’m sure they have been done several times, I personally have not been to a wedding where they gave that as a favor.
So the dilemma is that I feel like we should just do 1 favor for cost purposes. But I wouldn’t have picked koozies as the only favor, but they’ve already been ordered. We didn’t think it through until afterwards that we may be spending too much money on favors by having 2 different ones.
So I’m curious on what everyone thinks. Are just koozies ok even though not everyone will like them? Or should we also have mason jars and keep the koozies as an optional extra. (We did order enough for everyone to have one).
This is probably a silly question and I know I’ll probably get told that it depends on our budget and such, but I just want some opinions.
I am also open to some alternate suggestions aside from coasters, wine stoppers, and a candy bar as we’ve already decided against those options.
What was your favorite wedding favor you’ve ever been given? Do most people just throw them out?
Thanks for the help!
Post # 2
I doubt people will use a mason jar with your wedding dates on them. Maybe that’s a know your crowd thing. If anyone here saw an empty jar they probably wouldn’t take it lol. So, I wouldn’t waste your money on that.
If you already have your koozies (which again, doubt most people will use) I’d stick with that. Save your money and upgrade your bar or food choices.
Post # 3
We did koozies too! Everyone liked them. I think koozies are enough. It’s one of the only favors that I’ve come across that you can have your name on it and people still use it.
We also had a photo booth so people took that pic home too. We did match books (because we had sparklers). Also had late night to-go food for anyone who wanted it. Just mentioning those in case you’re doing something similar in case you feel like koozies aren’t enough (they are!! lol).
Personally, I don’t think that the mason jars are very useful… Mine would probably end up in the “donate” pile at my house. I would just go with koozies and move on! You’re probably overthinking this!!
Edit: I’m also probably biased because I use koozies a LOT because we’re constantly out on the lake, fishing, or tailgating. They definitely get used at our house.
Post # 4
The bee is very divided on koozies.
If you have personalized koozies use those, it can be fun and cute and people can use them at the wedding and then take them home.
But having two personalized items will feel like a lot and I really don’t know when I would use a mason jar with your name on it antoher time.
Post # 5
Personally, I wouldn’t use either one, so I think you should just stick with koozies and save your money. I think it depends on your crowd. Koozies are cute and a lot of people use them, I just don’t drink beer or soda from a can or bottle that would require a koozie.
People probably won’t do anything with my favors. We chose personalized dice because we are gamers. They might get thrown away, but we liked them and it was inexpensive.
Post # 6
Take it or leave it koozies should be fine. I don’t know many people who would take an empty jar home either unless it was a mason jar mug. (If that’s the case, I would add a heart-shaped chalkboard label to the front of it instead of your wedding date and a phrase. Let the guests customize it.)
Post # 7
thanks, you make a good point! The koozies were supposed to be an extra for those drinking. I realize they wouldn’t get used by everyone. I’ll try to come up with something else small for those that don’t drink maybe!
Post # 8
thanks for your feedback. I know a lot of people will love the koozies. But there also a few that won’t. I suppose whatever we pick would have that result though! But thanks for assuring me that they are enough.
Post # 9
The best favors I’ve gotten have been edible. Other things I’ve enjoyed were a fleece wrap (which I cut up and repurposed) and a photobooth. Favors that I’ve left/thrown away include koozies, mason jars, candles, mini frames, etc. I’m sure some other guests enjoyed these, but I personally didn’t find any use for them. That being said, I don’t think favors are really all that important when it comes to a wedding.
Post # 10
Thanks for the feedback! I totally see everyone’s point about the jars and I’m kind of glad I asked. They are a bit too expensive to have everyone want to toss them after the wedding.
I think I’m going to totally throw that idea out. Now taking suggestions for another idea in addition to the koozies that more people may like!
Post # 11
No matter what, not everyone will like/use what you pick. I love koozies, but I know most people on the Bee don’t seem to share that opinion. Also, koozies aren’t just for alcohol. They’re for keeping drinks cold. I’ve used koozies with sodas and water bottles too.
Post # 12
No one would want a mason jar with your names and date etched on it. Stick with just the koozies, which I personally am not a fan of, I know many enjoy them
Post # 13
I like koozies, but they are a thing here lol I rarely drink alcohol but they are good for pop cans and stuff. I would never use a mason jar with your name because I don’t use mason jars.
Post # 14
Thanks everyone. I’m now leaning towards candy since it’s a less expensive option to add with the koozie and most people tend to like it! Thanks for the feedback. Glad I didn’t make an expensive mistake of Jars no one wants. I like mason jars so I’d use one if I got one as a favor, but I see why people wouldn’t with it being personalized. Appreciate all the opinions!
Post # 15
We are doing chocolate truffles!