Lesson Learned from Personalized Wedding Favors

posted 11 months ago in Favors
Post # 16
384 posts
Helper bee

I would gladly accept an actual Yeti with or without personalization.  

Post # 17
764 posts
Busy bee

I don’t take home personalized favors…It doesn’t matter what they are.

Post # 18
6356 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

We go camping all the time and would absolutely love a Yeti! Would we prefer it without the personalization? Yes. But we definitely would use it regardless. 

Post # 19
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’d love a Yeti. But not one with someone else’s name and wedding date on it. I’d cover it with a sticker. Also agree with others that I’d use the original Yetis, nobody wants something with someone else’s wedding date on it, so they won’t care if the date is wrong or not.

Post # 20
1782 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m not a big fan of personalized wedding favors, but I would totally use a Yeti!  

I agree with a PP that I would keep the ones you have and find an etsy seller or someone with a cricut and do something funny like she said “I do, take 2” and then cross out the old date and have the new date on it.  Or put the name of the hurricane over the old date.  I definitely would not spend more money on new ones.  I think people would find it hilarious if you could make light of the situation.  

I also think you should have a Hurricane as your signature cocktail.  I know not everyone has them, but as a guest, I would find it hilarious.

Post # 21
2948 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Honesty, if you have time to change the order and get the tumblers without your wedding details on it, it would be preferable. Sure, it’s your favors but it’s for other people and no one wants your wedding details on their things. 

Post # 22
160 posts
Blushing bee

I think it’s odd that so many people are against having someone else’s wedding details on a tumbler/coozie/etc. We are doing an edible favor, so it’s not like I have some horse in the race to prove personalized favors aren’t bad, but I just don’t get the big deal. It’s a free cup. Why does it matter if it says Jen + Mike 9/15/18? 

Post # 23
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I would take and use a yeti cup regardless of what’s on it. I love PP’s idea of “take two” signs or obvious cross outs and write ins, I think I’d like that better than a regular updated on because everytime I’d look at it on a camping trip I’d think “they’re such a fun couple I love hot coffee I should probably hit them up soon”. Second hurricane as a signature drink, that would just set a fun tone for the whole wedding!


Post # 24
618 posts
Busy bee

I mean, I doubt you’ll be accosted with questions and confusion over a personalized yeti. People get cups from conferences, events, and weddings all the time. I’d stlil use it. Just like I use my Swell bottle from an academic conference I went to

Post # 25
1884 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’d love a yeti cup. I have a Walmart version of it and it’s my go to camping cup. And I’d like to be reminded of y’all and the wedding.  Our favors are edible because I only decided to do them last month.   Paper boxes with ferrer rocher in them.

Post # 26
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

sweet844 :  I agree, of all the things to be up in arms about related to a wedding tradition, the response to personalized wedding favors seems over the top!

We also did edible favors and I would encourage most people to do that just because you don’t want to add to your guests’ clutter, but if you’re doing a non-edible favor that is useful or cute, who cares what it says?

Post # 27
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

sweet844 :  Exactly. It’s a free item. And if it’s someone that’s close to me, it’s a good memory! And ultimately, they are a keepsake for the couple. I plan to have something personalized to give out, but it’s also to have a memento of our day. I don’t see why it’s so polarizing lol. 

Post # 28
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - San Diego, CA

I’ve seen custom Yeti wraps that you can get on Etsy or other websites. Maybe see if you can buy a wrap and just cover up what’s already been done! And then maybe the extra ones you can just keep and if you ever need a gift for a special occasion just get it wrapped for them too lol

Post # 29
1843 posts
Buzzing bee

I also don’t do personalized favors, but heck yeah I’d take a yeti.  If the guy next to me doesn’t want his, I’ll take that one too.  They are amazing.

Post # 30
2265 posts
Buzzing bee

I dislike personalized favors and have no desire to have a yeti cup, coozie, baseball cap, coffee mug, set of coasters, etc with someone else’s names/initials/wedding dates.  So honestly, I wouldn’t even take one of the yeti cups or even notice that it was personalized with the wrong date.  

(And for those who wondered why some of us have no desire for this stuff…  I’m a bit of a minimalist, I don’t like clutter, and I already have stuff like a nice set of matching drinking glasses.)

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