Post # 1
Ok so I’m all about combing items to save money and to put my own creative spin on things, so I’ll tell you bees what I came up with and let me know if it sounds like a good idea. I had decided on doing away with party favors all together because most look chinsy and it’s another wedding expense for my extremely small budget! I’ve decided to combine three items into one: place cards, favors and beverage containers! I want to have 12-16oz glass goblets with our name and wedding date on them and either wine charms on the stem or some sort of label on the bottom (placed upside down) or a nice paper inside (placed right side up) that lists the guests’ name and table number. I want to place them next to the entrance of the reception right by the drinks/bar table and have them say something like: “Grab a glass and grab a drink.” Now here’s the thing I am on the fence about, should I have the guests ONLY be able to get beverages with this glass, which would cut down on trash and make our wedding more green? We are having non-alcoholic beverages, keg beer, and wine, so there won’t be any bottles or cans. I think this would be a cute idea since it encompasses many different elements into one and we don’t have to worry about trash and our non-existent dishwasher since I am having an outdoor reception. Let me know your thoughts! Thanks!
Post # 3
@May2013Wedding: If being green is a concern, I’d say rethink personalizing the glasses and opt for renting glassware or buying vintage glasses. Not to be mean, but other than yourselves and possibly your parents, no one wants to have glasses with another couple’s names and wedding date on them. The majority of your guests would take them home and put them promptly in the trash.
You could take vintage glasses from thrift stores or even purchase mason jars – there are tons of them being used at weddings and then resold. You could attach a cute little tag like with the “Grab a Glass and Grab a Drink” you mentioned printed on one side and your names and the date on the other so it’s personalized without being permanent.
You’d have to clean them, but you could resell vintage glasses or if they were rentals, you’d still spend less than you would on buying custom imprinted glasses.
Post # 4
As a guest, I would wonder if this glass had been washed prior to being pressed into service as my only option. At the end of the night, I’d have to take home a sticky, possibly dripping glass, or try to wash it out in the bathroom prior. If at any point in the evening I switched drinks (wine to soda to water), I might want to rinse it out prior. I like being green but I just don’t really like this idea, sorry!
Post # 5
I have decided to do Mason jars instead of engraved goblets. I will attach a twine and have their name and table # on them. This will be more cost-effective and not have anything permanent on the jar, except for the original “Ball” mason jar logo. I think this will compliment my rustic outdoor wedding better as well. Thanks!