(Closed) How should I say this w/o sounding tacky???

posted 13 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You could provide like one "cigar ticket" or one cigar bag (a skinny one to put it in when its done being rolled) at each place setting, or you could put out a sign at the cigar rollers table that says 1st Cigar – Free! 2nd Cigar – X amount of $$ if you willing to do that….

Post # 4
66 posts
Worker bee

are these to be smoked at the wedding or are they favors to take home?  if they are for the wedding i wouldn’t worry, because given the time it takes to smoke a cigar, by the time another is needed/wanted they’ll likely be gone or at least everyone who wants one will have had one.  if they are favors perhaps a label or sign could mention "A cigar" vs. "cigars."  

Post # 5
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Or just tie it around and have it say "just hand this to the cigar roller to receive your favor" etc. This way if somebody gets it and doesn’t want it, they can give away their cigar.

Post # 7
27 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

Are you sure people will smoke more than one cigar in the span of only a few hours? I don’t know too many people who will. Even with 200 people, would 100 people really smoke a cigar? That seems like a lot to me and my Fiance and his best friend smoke cigars. Do you know for certain that these 100 smoke cigars, or are you just guess-timating?

Rather than try to make a sign – which as you pointed out could be tacky – only offer them for a certain time period, say only 1-2 hours? By limiting the time, you might be able to solve this issue without offending anyone.

If you absolutely feel you need a sign, maybe wording it something like "Thanks for sharing our special day with us – have a smoke/stoggie/cigar on us." or something along those lines. You can change the wording depending on how formal of an atmosphere you’re going with.

By The Way – this is a way cool idea! We’re doing something similar. While we’re not doing the rolling thing, we are planning a set time for cigars and scotch during the reception for those who like to do that sort of thing. I wanted to do something at the reception that would reflect upon who he is, so I suggested it to him and he loved it. Your idea sounds great! I’m curious – how expensive is it? Feel free to PM me if you don’t feel like sharing in public.

Post # 8
27 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

sorry – just saw the post saying the roller is only going to be there during the cocktail hour. If so, I doubt people would get more than one cigar in that time frame…

the individual box idea is great too!

Post # 9
24 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

There are some very nice ideas on here, however if everyone gets a bag/ticket and there are 200 people. That is 200 bags/tickets to use for 200 cigars which eliminates the plan of only getting 100 cigars.

I can see people not wanting a cigar and handing their bag/ticket to someone who does want one so that person will end up with 2 cigars and eventually all 200 cigars and bags/tickets are used.

What about buying 200 cigars to begin with? Are there any guests special to you that you would like to send home with multiple cigars if there are some left over? I am super paranoid about coming up short on things and leaving someone out so I always over-do things anyway.  

Post # 10
3230 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Can you work a deal out with the roller? Like buy 100 in advance (which btw if hes only there for the cocktail hour i think 100 will be fine) but in case people want more then 100 maybe he can cut you a deal for any additional cigars made?

By The Way is your FI’s last name Walsh? Mine is too! If so, we are 2 "Soon to be Mrs. Walsh’s!"

Post # 11
1652 posts
Bumble bee

Can the cigar roller accommodate all the people who want cigars in an hour? 

With regards to the amount, I think you might need a guy’s opinion.  From my perspective, I don’t see many cigar smokers, and would think even 100 would be too much.  The vast majority of ladies will say no, And from my family and friends, I think most of the guys would too.  But maybe a guy would have a different opinion.  Maybe some would be willing to give it a shot.

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