(Closed) Reception idea: how would you as a guest feel about this?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you mind using one glass all night for soda?

    I would not mind at all

    I would not like doing so

    The rinsing station is a good idea

    No, you need to provide clean, multiple glasses for everything provided

  • Post # 47
    5397 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would be annoyed and think it was a really tacky idea. I don’t want to be washing my glass in nice clothes. It just sounds so messy. Plus trying to drink out of a jar with a tag on it would be really obnoxious!

    Post # 48
    220 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    we’re doing the same favor and they will be using them all night for beer, wine, soda, water etc.!

    Post # 49
    7767 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    That is a tough one.  The idea is okay, but in actuality, who wants to stand in line to rinse a glass?  I think it depends on the crowd and the feel of the wedding/ formality of the wedding.  What if people get drunk and lose their glass?  A lot of people do that when they aren’t drinking. 

    Post # 50
    10354 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    At 5 for $1, it will cost you a whopping $14 to give people the option of separate water and soda glasses.

    Not the place to scrimp.

    Post # 51
    11535 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I would not like this idea at all. Others have already addressed the issues of having to wash glasses while wearing fine clothing and keeping track of the glasses once the paper tags with people’s names becoming saturated with water/soap (if you were even intending to have soap at the rinse station.) 

    My other concern would be wiping my glass dry on towels that had been used by others who may not have taken time to really wash their glasses even if dishwashing soap is available at the station. It sounds like a recipe for a lot of unintentional germ-spreading in addition to splashed silk dresses and ties.

    Post # 53
    718 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I attending a wedding this summer that had mason jars as cups.  Our names were on them and we used one cup all night.  There were probably 100 or so people, it was outside at a barn with BBQ.  Wine, beer, and lemonade were served.  There wasn’t a rinsing station and no one complained.  It wasn’t a huge area so you weren’t going to lose your big mason jar lol.  It honestly wasn’t a big deal, and it was fun taking them home after it was over.

    Post # 54
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I wouldn’t mind at all, but I can see a heck of a lot of people loosing track of their glass and then not wanting to pick someone else’s up. I know you can lable them but who is going to start searching around once you have lost track of it? Nice idea though 🙂

    Post # 55
    1005 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Personally I wouldn’t like it.  I wouldn’t like feeling like I have to keep track of my glass all night.  I would prefer to set it down when I’m done with it or tired of whatever drink I’m having and have someone pick it up and whisk it away.  I wouldn’t want to have to keep an eye on it (sure, it’s just your family and friends but I don’t trust my glass after it’s been unattended) and it would be annoying to have to babysit it on the dance floor.  

    I think the rinsing station is a good idea in theory, but I wouldn’t want my glass dripping on me; I wouldn’t want to wipe it with a cloth others had used (sounds like you’re not having soap, so the glasses that were wiped wouldn’t exactly be clean) and paper towels would be kind of ugly. Oh, I also wouldn’t want to bring home a cup that I’d been using all night- it would be all sticky and have lipstick on it etc etc.  I wouldn’t want to tuck that into my purse.  I think it would be best to rent some cheap glassware (classier and less wasteful than disposables) and maybe even put a tag on the jar glasses that they’re theirs to take home tonight, and use at the reception if they wish.  Then anal people like me will just keep them clean to take home, and people who don’t care will use them. 

    Edit: just saw your update, oops!

    Post # 56
    4496 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

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    @MrsBroccoli:  +1

    What I don’t like is that I have to hold onto it all night. At a party it’s nice to be able to ditch your glass when you feel like it, and get a new one when you feel like it, too. 

    Post # 57
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t think it’s that big of a deal, I’ve seen cute signs like the one below used so you’re not the first one with this idea!

    I do like the idea of having clear disposables available for a second cup or for those who are against rinsing their own.

    Post # 58
    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2017 - Baltimore. MD.

    i don’t mind. I accept anything presented at a wedding

    Post # 59
    411 posts
    Helper bee

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    @emilyrose114:  please have separate (even plastic) cups for water! water tastes funky put in after anything else, and i would just end up getting wasted off of wine and beer instead of making sure i was hydrated along the way. (and the more dehydrated you get, you faster you drink whatever’s at hand…)

    Post # 60
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I woudlnt mind it at all especially if it is a small family wedding.

    Post # 61
    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    As long as there were plenty of rinsing stations I wouldn’t mind at all. If I had to spend half the reception waiting in a line to wash my cup I would probably be a little grouchy.

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