Lesson Learned from Personalized Wedding Favors

posted 1 year ago in Favors
Post # 31
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Helper bee

Your logo? What is that?

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

 I’m also in the camp of “would put a sticker over your date and logo” — sorry bee

Post # 34
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Blushing bee

sweet844 :  that’s what I feel. Especially something like a cup or a koozie- they’re both popular in our circles and get used often. 

Post # 35
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Definitely a tough lesson learned.  The company in which I have worked for 12 years gave us Yeti cups with their logo on it a couple years ago as a holiday gift.  Love Yeti’s but I never use the cup due to the logo. I did go out and purchase one from the store which gets plenty of use.  In my experience, personalized items are not often appreciated or utilized which deems them wasteful.  A gift as nice of a Yeti would be more impactful if left unmarked.

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

sweet844 :  “It’s a free cup. Why does it matter if it says Jen + Mike 9/15/18?”

It matters to me because I am against clutter in my own home.  What I choose to surround myself with are things that I love and are reflective of ME and MY style.  A cup inscribed with another couples relationship commitment is a reflection of THEM.  Just as I wouldn’t display their wedding photos in my home either.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

j9marie :  Exactly. I could deal with palm trees being on my Yeti, but for the next several years, I should drink out of a cup with someone else’s wedding information on it? I don’t even want to drink out of cups with MY wedding information on it on the daily. 

I constantly toss and declutter, and never bring home random stuff to fill up my  house. I really don’t want random momentos of weddings I’ve been to in the past. I have pics for that. 

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

“It matters to me because I am against clutter in my own home.  What I choose to surround myself with are things that I love and are reflective of ME and MY style.  A cup inscribed with another couples relationship commitment is a reflection of THEM.  Just as I wouldn’t display their wedding photos in my home either.”

Exactly right. It just feels junky to me to have a bunch of stuff in my house commemorative of another person’s occassion. My Fiance does keep and use a beautiful steel flask he got many years ago at his friend’s wedding. It has a song lyric inscribed on it, my FI’s name, and the couples’ wedding date (but not their names). It reminds him of how long he’s been friends with the couple, not necessarily their wedding.

 

 

Post # 39
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Busy bee

j9marie :  Exactly. I would use it if it just had palm trees and no dates or names. 

For the record, I love yeti cups. I have one sitting right next to me with coffee. They are great for taking my wine with me when I am out and about. They are great cups. I just don’t like personalized stuff unless it fits me.

for instance My sister in law gave me one that has “I make pour decisions”. My fiancé received one that says “Liquid therapy”

Post # 41
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Busy bee

tlynn1218 :  that’s actually not bad, there are ways to get the print off, so if guests want the cup but don’t like the specific date, it’s easy to remove. Palm trees are cute. 

Post # 43
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Sugar bee

I would totally use one of those!  I’m always losing coffee mugs or leaving them at work so I like having a few in rotation.

To go coffee mugs are definitely not an area that I use to express my personal style anyway lol, they’re kind of like pads of paper or pens – how they look is mostly irrelevant, though it’s nice when they’re kinda cute. And this one is generic enough for it not to be too weird – it’s not like it says “EMILY AND BRAD 4EVR” with a big picture of your heads kissing. I think it’s actually quite a practical favour. 

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