(Closed) Personalized ink pens – tacky??

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Personally I am not really a fan of personalized things from weddings; however, if I was to get something personalized a pen would be the best seen as I am always using some logo’d pen.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m not really a fan of favors, but I think a pen is a lot better than a keychain or tchotchke that I’m never going to use!

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree with the poster above. I am not a fan of personalized items as favors. My fiance and I are giving out wine bottle stoppers as favors, but we got something plain rather than the ones with our names and the date splashed across then. I do think that as far as something personalized goes, a pen may be something that a person would use. 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with all PPs.

Usually I’d say no to personalized items, but so many pens these days have someones logo on them, and I’m always in need of a pen, so it’d be a favor I’d use.

Post # 7
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2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I love pens! I would so go for it. I don’t think it is tacky at all!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t really like stuff with people’s names on it. It’s one thing to get it at a professional luncheon but at a wedding…not so much. Sure it’s got a use but you may end up with a lot left on the tables.

To me it would seems like you’re just having pens to have a “favor” – they might make more sense if you were doing something where guests NEEDED pens – like some sort of game or writing notes to the couple.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think pen favors are tacky but it does feel random. I like when favors have some kind of tie to the weddings theme or the couple. This just feels like you picked something because you felt you had to.

Post # 10
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7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yeah, I don’t know.  If they were REALLY nice pens, that might be okay.  Maybe if it was just a date or a symbol, but I wouldn’t prefer names.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t mind personalized favors, though pens seem a little odd.  I agree with the poster that said about favors tied into you as a couple. For example Fiance is an avid golfer so for our favors we decided to get personalized tees with our names and date.  Quite a few of FI’s family golfs so I know they will get used and if nothing else Fiance will have a ton of golf tees.  So our favors are yes personalized but are tied into who we are. I don’t golf but I do drive the golf cart sometimes when I go with him.

Post # 12
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686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@camrie:  I like this idea…have some games for the guests to do (wedding crossword, bride and groom trivia, etc)…the pens would make more sense, they would need them for the games…and they would know by the personalization that they are to take one as a favor.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Skip the personalization. Honestly, the only people who will be longingly remembering your wedding are your family and close friends, and they have photos to do that with. I think personalized favors come across as people thinking their wedding is a bigger deal than it is to the guests. IS it a lovely celebration that people enjoy? Yes. Is it a unique event that will stand out in guests minds for the rest of their lives and needs to be remembered through cheap personalized favors that they use in years to come? No. Pretty much everyone gets married. A small edible object suffices….anything more seems a little pointless.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I like the pen idea but as previous posters have mentioned, it would make more sense if they were tied to something guests needed a pen for.  But I think it could be a cute favor if you come up with a clever saying or something. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My friend had personlized pens at her wedding. She is a poet and the groom is a librarian. Their theme – “Writing a True Romance”. The pens fit in perfectly and I was happy to use them after the wedding.

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