(Closed) Opinion request – Rope favor

posted 7 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Our rope favors should be
    50ft long : (27 votes)
    27 %
    100ft long : (11 votes)
    11 %
    scrapped! That's a bad favor idea. : (41 votes)
    41 %
    combined with another more traditional favor - like a cookie (or other, suggested in comments). : (21 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    haha @peachacid weddings aren’t practical. Most aren’t otherwise no need for lavish flowers, dress, decor etc. just show up to get a marriage license. 😛

    Post # 18
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @OctBride-2012:  +1

    Just this weekend Darling Husband and I were looking around our garage for a long rope. I would totally remember the one we got at a wedding!

    Post # 19
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I love it! I, in fact, have found myself wishing I had a long length of rope when I did not and would definitely enjoy and use this favor. But I was brought up by a super DIY handyman type whose chief concern for things to bring to my first apartment were a hammer, duct tape, and string/rope. I think the appropriateness is all in the way you will package it. 

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’m all for unconventional out-of-the-box thinking but…

     

    .. rope? I get that it’s the tie the knot, family business thing… but what are people going to do with a 50-100 feet of rope? They don’t even have the convienance of throwing it in a drawer and never seeing it again.

    To each their own… so I guess if that’s your thing but… I think the rope isn’t a good idea. Rope isn’t something people will use day to day and who is going to look at brightly colored rope, sigh and go, “Do you remember so and so’s wedding when they gave us 100 feet of rope?” Or if they’re hauling something and they turn to their friend and go, “I got this rope at a wedding!”

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @asianbarbie:  +1 

    My bil makes bracelets out of rope, I recently saw them in a gas station being sold as “survival bracelets.”  The idea being that if you needed rope you could undo the bracelet and have the rope.  He can make a bracelet in one sitting.  I’ve seen them on pinterest too.

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    How wacky, I have no idea what I’d do with 50-100ft of rope but I’m kinda loving it- so unexpected! I voted 50ft cause it’s a more manageable size. 

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee

    Wow! I love love love this! I would vote for smaller amounts of rope, just because it’s easier to carry/store/present.

    I guess it depends on your crowd though. Outdoorsy people will think its amazing, others may intentionally leave theirs in a corner somewhere but you’re going to have that issue with any and every favour. 

    I imagine making loads of bracelets from it will either be time consuming or costly.

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I like the idea. Rope is always useful and you never know when you could need it. My dad keeps a length in his car just in case at all times.  I’m surprised you are getting such negative answers.  I like the paracord bracelets but unless your guest list is tiny you will not want to weave that many.

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I like the idea. Rope is always useful and you never know when you could need it. My dad keeps a length in his car just in case at all times.  I’m surprised you are getting such negative answers.  I like the paracord bracelets but unless your guest list is tiny you will not want to weave that many.

    Post # 26
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    Buzzing bee

    @LastGirlStanding:  I would not want rope as a favor at all.  I wouldn’t even want it with something else.  Do you WANT to use this as a favor or are you afraid of offending your inlaws? If you personally like the idea, just do it and who cares if some people don’t like it.  Some people will like it, and gracious guests who don’t like it will never admit that to you anyway.  They will say thank you and call it clever or unique.  If you are only considering this because you feel pressured, don’t give in to the pressure.  This is your wedding and you should love your favors.  Your inlaws can hand out rope at the rehearsal dinner if it makes them happy.  You shouldn’t have to have a Home Depot vibe at your wedding unless you want one.

    Post # 27
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think it’s an AWESOME idea!!! Guests can keep them in their cars for so many practical needs. Totally different!! Love it! And it totally beats shot glasses, candied almonds, and other useless favors.

    Any chance you are having a nautical theme?

    Post # 29
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    38 posts
    Newbee

    I want some rope! You could include directions on how to make bracelets with it, knots or suggested uses.

    Post # 30
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    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Have you done STD yet? Postage may be expensive – but perhaps you can ask for a thinner rope Like this:

     

    Maybe you can make some bracelets different styles for guys and girls? That would be nice.

    Other favor ideas:

    Coasters! Maybe put a different design if you do not want it so nautical themed or leave it plain:

    Or you can use it on boxes for favors like this….

    Or use ropes throughout ceremony/reception:

    • Rope around a can of coffee and put flwoers in it
    • Boutonniere
    • Instead of sand or candle ceremony, actually tie the knot with rope.
    • Make Mr. & Mrs. seat signs
    • Use for decoration for cake
    • Instead of sashes around linens for cocktail hour use the rope

     

    Post # 31
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would be thrilled to get rope!  Already have rope.  So, as my fionce would say “you can never have enough rope”.  But we aren’t invited.  I guess it really depends on the type of people your guests are. 

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