Signs to encourage guests to reuse their glasses?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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
6784 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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
76 posts
Worker bee

I agree. Maybe use plastic glasses then. I’m not sure how you would word it without sounding strange. 

Post # 6
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

 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
2458 posts
Buzzing bee

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
38 posts
  • Wedding: September 2017

We are doing drinkware as favors, so I’m not sure if this would work for you, but here is an option:

Post # 9
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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
3534 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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 # 12
8152 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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 # 14
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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.

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