Teacup Favours (pic heavy)

posted 6 months ago in DIY
Post # 2
439 posts
Helper bee

I think it could make super cute decor or for post dinner coffee/tea, but not sure what guests would do with one off teacups glued to their saucers if you gave them as favors?

Post # 3
45534 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

NDTieTheKnot :  People who love teacups will love them.

I get that you are in effect making them into candleholders, but I would not glue them together. Those tea lovers may want to use them as a cup and saucer, no a candleholder.

Post # 4
10138 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

It is a super cute idea but the cups are so pretty! It would be such a shame that after the candle is gone the cups would no longer be usable. Perhaps do not glue them together and have candy or a packet of tea inside?

Post # 5
1621 posts
Bumble bee

I’d leave it behind.  But I’m not into knick-knacks and don’t use tealights for anything (I’ll use larger three-wick candles, but not tealights or votives).  And while it may be a stereotype, most of the men in my life wouldn’t be interested in this sort of thing.  I think it might make a cute favor at a bridal luncheon or shower, but is going to end up with a lot of wasted time and effort and a lot left behind as a wedding favor. 

Also, are people who have to travel to your wedding going to want to have to pack a breakable cup and saucer in their stuff?

Post # 6
6867 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It wouldn’t be very practical for taking home if guests are flying. It wouldn’t survive checked baggage.

Post # 8
449 posts
Helper bee

NDTieTheKnot :  I don’t like tealights, and I wouldn’t want a tea cup that was glued together.

Additionally, I don’t think it’s fair to expect your guests to have wrapping material to transport the cups safely. So I don’t think that simply wrapping them in cellophane would necessarily work.

I’m sorry to say, but I also don’t think that this type of favor is a crowdpleaser. I like teacups, but I’m not sure what most people would do with a one-off tea cup.

Basically, I think this idea is a lot of effort for something that would only appeal to a small portion of your guests.

ETA: I saw you replied while I was typing my reply. You know your guests best. However, I would suggest not gluing the cups and wrapping them properly for transport.

Post # 9
211 posts
Helper bee

I would pass on this if I was guest…just not my thing. 

Post # 10
562 posts
Busy bee

It is cute! I love the teacups ideas, though I agree PPs of not gluing them and maybe put candy and/or tea inside. Food = more chance to be taken by guests.

Post # 11
3 posts
  • Wedding: April 2017

NDTieTheKnot :  Based on your last comment with guestlist and the demographics of it, I think this is a thoughtful and fun idea! My FI and I were discussing mini local honey jars vs a small soda company that matches his (and my future) surname (and no, it’s not Jones, ha). You can’t please everyone, so you might as well go with whatever you’re leaning toward.

Post # 12
15 posts

Since it’s a small wedding and your guests like tea i think it’s a great idea. It’s not that difficult transportion wise either. They can wrap it in newspaper and it should be fine. But if you want, i think it would be a good idea to get dessert boxes to put them in and tie a cute bow on top. That way it’s easier to hold on to at the reception.

Post # 13
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Those are beautiful! But I agree with other posters, don’t glue them together and render them unusable for their original purpose !

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