(Closed) Spin-off: Is this a stupid wedding favour?

posted 6 years ago in Favors
  • poll: What should we do????
    Keep it, great idea! : (45 votes)
    40 %
    Waste of money, I wouldnt use it : (67 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
    678 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think it’s cute!

    Post # 4
    5479 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I was thinking “cute” until I got to the personlized part.  Personally, I wouldn’t keep/use anything with someone else’s name, monogram, or wedding date on it.

    Post # 5
    1013 posts
    Bumble bee

    I love it. 

    Post # 6
    4755 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t know I get mugs, travel mugs from just about everywhere- work, school, events, xmas parties the last thing I’d want is ANOTHER cup.

    Post # 7
    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Personally… I got a ton of these from various places and events that are just sitting in the cabinet under the sink collecting dust….

    Post # 8
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t like personalized favors. Maybe I would use it while In Jamaica for your wedding but I would probably never look at it again once I got home. Honestly, I’d probably skip them and save the money and hassle of transporting them. Have you thought about doing a simple Out of Town bag instead? 

    Post # 9
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Can you put a favorite shared quote or something else meaningful on it? I probably wouldn’t use it if you had your name and date on it, but I would love it if it was semi-personalized :).

    Post # 10
    205 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I think considering you are having a destination wedding having non-edible favors wouldn’t be a good idea. Think about it, you’re asking your guest to lug something back to the states or whereever they’re flying from. My friend had her wedding in hawaii, gave all the women those hawaiian parisolles as favors, no one took them home because it was burdensome to stuff it into the suitcase and bring it back home. 

    I think, if you can’t do edible favors, maybe instead do something smaller or an experience as a favor like a photobooth booth where you can get them to send the pictures to their email or something. 

    Post # 11
    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’ll be blunt, I hate personalized favors. I wouldn’t carry around a mug with my own name on it, why do I want a mug with yours? I also get loads of promotional mugs and thermoses already…

    Post # 12
    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I probably wouldn’t carry something around with someone’s wedding date on it.  I probably would use it during the wedding weekend though. 

    Post # 13
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I would actually really like this! I take coffee to work every day and I only have one or two of these travel mugs. And as far as personalization goes, I wouldn’t mind it on a mug. 🙂

    Post # 14
    530 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves

    Being honest I’d love something like that, coffee addict over here, it’d be perfect.

    Post # 15
    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would also probably not use it… And it looks kind of big.  Won’t shipping a bunch of those from Canada to Jamaica be expensive?

    Post # 16
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ll be honest, since you asked. I would probably not take it if it was a favor.

    1) I already have a ton of tumblers for both hot and cold in all varieties of materials – glass, plastic, stainless steel, etc.

    2) The personalization part reminds me of corporate giveaways at tradeshows.

    3) Sometimes the really inexpensive tumblers are not very good quality (e.g. leaks, tabs get stuck) and I’m assuming you don’t want to spend a ton of money on these.

    We went to a Destination Wedding with edible favors and the bride just had them assembled by a vendor there. Then the guests can just eat it while they are there and there’s nothing to pack.

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