(Closed) Koozies as wedding favors

posted 4 years ago in Favors
  • poll: How do you feel about koozies as wedding favors?
    Tacky as heck, I'd throw it away. : (73 votes)
    46 %
    I love them. : (42 votes)
    27 %
    Don't care either way, probably just wouldn't take them. : (43 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 31
    Member
    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    kobieta:  But not every bride and groom getting married are aiming for an elegant wedding. Some people want something a little more casual.

    We probably won’t do koozies–I’m aiming for an edible favor. But I can’t really hate on someone who’s picking koozies for a wedding I won’t be attending! 

    Post # 32
    Member
    376 posts
    Helper bee

    MayBride052016:  agree with pp – it’s definitely a regional thing. i’m from the south and you can never have too many flip flops or koozies! 🙂

    we have a drawer full at home from friends’ weddings and verious events and i love the memento from the day!

    Post # 33
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    2252 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Koozies with someone else’s names and wedding date are a bad gift sorry.  I much prefer edibles,  at  least there is  some pleasure in them. 

    Post # 34
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    2507 posts
    Sugar bee

    LOVE koozies! In general, favors with couples names on them are things I hate because honestly, no one really wants stuff with someone else’s name and wedding date sitting around their house. The ONE exception? KOOZIES! That said, we use them a lot in our household, but I can understand that if you’re not a drinker then it’s a bit lost on you as a gift. So you gotta know your audience on this one. 

    Post # 35
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    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Personally, I find ANY favor that is personalized with dates and names to be tacky.  While YOUR wedding day is a significant date to you it is just another day of celebration to your friends and family.  I can’t imagine wanting an item with someone elses name and wedding date on it.

    Post # 36
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    1180 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    MayBride052016:  We had them, and admittedly ordered more than we needed, but TONS were taken. People loved them. Ours were in our college colors, not the wedding ones, so we had tons of friends use them over football season tailgating.

    And you even said it in your post, but this isn’t just a controversial topic here… it’s something that the vast majority HATES and openly tells you how terrible, stupid and tacky they are and stories about how they went to this wedding and no one took them since they were so terrible and then how a cheap plastic bag with Hershey kisses, jordan almonds or a stale cake pop is the greatest wedding favor of all time because they can eat it. I’ve never actually had an edible wedding favor that wasn’t stale, or melted in my purse before getting home. Koozies however, I still have, still use, and actually prompts memories from that night. 

    Bottom line, to each their own, you ordered them, you like them, you’re happy with them, don’t come here for validation because someone will likely make you feel bad about or question your choice. 

    Post # 37
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    421 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I think it depends on two things:

    The environment of your wedding: Would a drink in a koozie look out of place at the actual reception? If not, go for it! They would seem out of place at a black tie gala, though. 

    Your guests’ lifestyles: As other bees have mentioned, some people love koozies and some people have no use for them. My fiance’s entire side of the family spends the months of May through October at their lake cottage and would fill their pockets with koozies if you let them! My dad’s side, however, probably wouldn’t even know what to do with them. 

    Post # 38
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    2970 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    herecomesthebride625:  we had people scouring tables for koozies that were left behind at the end of the reception! We’re definitely both from camping/cabin crowds. One friends toddler grabbed one and stuffed her sippy cup into it. No joke. 

    I think you have to think of the crowd and how formal you want it to be. 

    Our other idea was macarons but that would have been $$ in comparison and 75% of our guest list would have been like ‘wtf are these?’

    Post # 39
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    41 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    We are getting Koozies:) But our wedding is a wedding weekend!! I love my drawer of Koozies b/c when we have friends over and they see us using their Koozie it just makes them feel that much more special. People are tacky if you ask me. It’s free, it’s cute and it’s gonna keep my beer cold. What more could a girl want for a weekend at the lake in the summer?? Get them, love them, use them until they fall apart and let all those other TACKY people drink warm beer:)

    Post # 41
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    1709 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

    truthah:  I just looked them up myself haha. I thought a koozie was at first that little thin whistle from kids parties or new years that make weird duck noises and I’m like ….hmm….probably not for a wedding. 

    I still don’t think a koozie will be  a good idea. I’m not saying it’ll look tacky…but something like that just won’t match the theme of the wedding. That’s just me. Maybe go for cute bookmarks with your names on them and have ribbons with your wedding colors. 🙂 maybe….

    Post # 42
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    21 posts
    Newbee

    We did koozies at our wedding and they were a hit! However we did not use them as favours. We had them at the bar so when people grabbed a beer they also grabbed a koozie! My mother in law was horrified…. but that’s partly why we did it! Lol. Our wedding was also pretty rustic so it worked. We only had about 10 leftover and we use them camping. I say go for it!

    Post # 43
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    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Outdoor

    I don’t really like them as wedding favors- they just don’t seem classy to me. We aren’t koozy people at all though. My ex-future-sil wanted them as favors for her and my bro’s wedding, which is probably why they broke up instead of getting married (JK, not true! I think…)

    My DH’s cousin did have them as favors for her engagement party, which I think worked for them because it was less formal than her wedding will be.

    princessbee1991:  That’s a Kazoo! hahaha

    Post # 44
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    769 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: Saint Domingue

    MayBride052016:  I’m so confused.  Is this a regional thing?  Isn’t it “cozie?”  I’m not debating your spelling bynany means because I see that obviously you’re all spelling it differently, but in all my years I’ve never seen the word “koozie” until tonight and honestly thought it was a typo until I saw all the responses with it spelled that way.  

    As far as “tacky” I think that word gets misused on this site often.  No, I don’t think they’re tacky.  I just don’t want crap with the couple’s name and wedding date on it.  Sorry. I guess what I think is “tacky” is thinking that people outside your very close family want stuff with your wedding date and your names on it.  Your parents do and maybe your siblings if you’re close and that’s it.  We really do get very closed off and so into ourselves (myself included) that we all need a reality check while wedding planning: sure something may be super cute to us as s couple (or more likely the bride) but will all 120 guests appreciation the same level you and your groom do?  Probably not.  If not, is it something you want to spend money on AND saddle other people with?  Maybe not.  Maybe so.  Who knows.  

     

    Post # 45
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    1709 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

    Stephefanie:  yeah. I looked it up. Sounded similar in my head for some reason. 😛 but all is good! Internet can be your new best friend. 

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