Post # 1
So we are thinking of doing the cutesy, shooter glasses filled with milk and a cookie on top idea (recently seen in the Hive) as a end of the night snack. However, my venue wants to charge me 3.50 for each one! Thus I’m thinking of buying the shot glasses myself and getting them engraved to double as wedding favors – do you think the guests would mind if they are "in use" when they receive them? How will they know they are able to take them home?
(This site had super cute choices http://www.discountmugs.com, and I think they have the best prices as well.)
Also, would shot glasses work instead of shooters or would that look too short? Has anyone seen this in action? Thanks in advance!!
Post # 3
i’d worry about how guests would get them home – a glass with milk residue isn’t the easiest/nicest thing to tuck away in a purse or pocket or have to hang onto.
$3.50 seems like a lot for a snack, but what does it cover? is it just the charge for the glasses or does it include the milk, the servers and/or the cookies?
another milk & cookies option would be to pack it up lunchbox style and get those cute little milk cartons, perhaps bagged up with a cookie or two for the road?
Post # 4
I have actually ordered from discountmugs.com (beer mugs for a party) and I was VERY happy with both their customer service and their product.
I actually sent them a kind of difficult custom graphic and they cleaned it up beautifully and the mugs came out great.
Post # 5
That’s a really cute idea, and I’m definitely thinking of doing milk & cookies, too! But it’s always a little awkward when you have to take something home that’s had food/drink in it, even if they’ve already drunk the milk. I wish I could think of a better suggestion but can’t – just wanted to offer my opinion.
FWIW, I really like the milk carton idea, or you could use cute Dixie cups. Then you’re stuck without favors, though (not a big deal, but part of your original plan).
Post # 6
I think it is a cute idea to have personalized shot glasses. I have a coupon for discountmugs.com if you want to use it.
Perhaps you can provide a small takeout box to take the used shot glasses home? That’s going to be a little tricky.
Link for takeout boxes:
Post # 7
@missm: My thoughts exactly! I would worry about it being too messy (if I were a guest, I’d like to have the shot glass but wouldn’t know how to take it home!). The price includes "renting and/or buying" the glassware…I suggested plastic but the restaurant manager basically said they weren’t classy enough (so I can’t do it?!).
@beanchar – Thanks for the vote of confidence! I was worried cause they’re prices are so good!
@MissSophie – Thank you for the code! I’d like to do a container for them, but in the end then it would be cheaper just to have the restaurant get the glasses for me! I’m so torn!
Post # 8
I have to say that if I was given that as a favor and it had already been used, I would probably leave it at the wedding. I wouldn’t want to take home a glass that had old milk in it.
Post # 9
I think its a lovely idea…maybe there could be little napkins for the truly picky to wrap them in before stashing them in a purse, etc. People will find a way to get them home, I wouldn’t worry. I just went to a wedding that did the same thing and it was a HUGE hit. I would highly, highly recommend vaniilla ice cream instead of milk…they had both at this wedding and everyone went for the ice cream.
Post # 10
I meant to add that I love the idea, but I wouldn’t do it as the favor. If it’s a budget thing, I would skip the favor all together and just do the milk and cookies through the venue. It’s the details that people remember about the wedding, not what their favor was.
Post # 11
I think it’s a very cute idea, however is your venue still going to charge you to fill the glasses up during the reception? Will they do it then or ahead of time in which the milk would be old. Just some thoughts, but if you can figure it all out, it’s a damn cute idea!