Post # 1
We want to encourage our guests to reuse their glasses, because, well, renting glasses is expensive. (We may or may not end up doing drinkware as wedding favors, but I don’t think Fiance is crazy about the idea…) Does anyone have any examples or suggestions for signs we could put at the bar to encourage people to reuse their glass? (Non-sign ideas are also welcome!)
FYI, we’re having a brunch/daytime wedding, so we can’t do “Your glass for the night for whatever tastes right” (or anything else involving “night”, lol). And we’re still going to get extra glasses, I’d just rather rent, e.g., 300 instead of 400 (we’re having a 60-person wedding). And our caterer won’t wash glasses, unfortunately. So it’s either, get people to reuse their glasses at least some of the time, or rent a bazillion glasses.
Anyway, ideas appreciated!
Post # 2
I’m not a traditional bride and not at all one for etiquette or details, but if I were a guest to your wedding, I would honestly think that was a little wierd. I think I might actually prefer using plastic disposable glasses than having to keep an eye out on my fancy glass for the entire event.
Post # 3
If there will be wait staff busing seemingly abandoned dishes/glasses your guests won’t necessarily have control over what happens to their glass ware.
What is the cost for the extra hundred glasses? $40? $50? Is it really worth it to not just have the extra glasses on hand?
Post # 4
I agree. Maybe use plastic glasses then. I’m not sure how you would word it without sounding strange.
Post # 5
I just bought these off Amazon, for $18 you get 100 16 oz cups. So if you want 400 glasses, that’s $72. And honestly I wouldn’t find it tacky to drink from those glasses instead of real cups.
Post # 6
Don’t do that to your guests if there is anyway to avoid it. Try to find room in the budget, for your guests comfort.
Post # 7
Will you have a way for people to easily mark their glasses so people won’t abandon theirs due to not knowing “which of these 3 glasses is mine?” IE, stickers, wax pencils, wineglass charms.
And what about if someone wants to switch to a different type of beverage, will there be a way for them to either wash their glass out or get a different glass?
Post # 8
We are doing drinkware as favors, so I’m not sure if this would work for you, but here is an option:
Post # 9
Maybe have your bartender (if your having one) put wine and beer in the real glasses and then mix drinks in a clear pastic one like you would get at a bar or near a pool?
Post # 10
bringingthefunk : if you’re going to want adults to use the same glass all evening (which i have no problem with), you’ll need to provide them with a way to “tag” their glass. the worst is when you have to keep track of which glass is yours among a billion identical glasses. some ways people have done this is by affixing stickers to the glasses so people can write their names, or creating some other sort of name tag for the glass (if you pinterest it, stuff will show up). you could even have all the glasses pre-labeled with people’s names and table numbers, and then the glasses double as escort-cards.
Post # 11
Honestly, I’ve never seen that done anywhere and I’d find it pretty tacky. I’d rather just use plastic.
I used these for a baby shower and they were gorgeous:
Post # 12
bringingthefunk : the two weddings where I have seen this done successfully had glasses as the wedding favors AND the table assignments. So you walked in and your seating assignment was on a card inside the glass along with a cutesy note about reusing the glass all night. They also rented a small number of wine glasses (the favors were beer glasses), but they were able to make the glasses pull triple duty.
Post # 13
Okay, so it seems like the consensus is to either: (1) do the glasses as wedding favors, or (2) use plastic?
P.S. catskillsinjune : Thanks for all the image inspo!
Post # 14
Why don’t you rent 300, then buy another 100 or 200 plastic cups for back-up? If they aren’t used you can return them.
Post # 15
bringingthefunk : Yes. And as a guest I would find it a bit of a cop-out to get my glass as my favor. But that’s obviously just my opinion.