Post # 1
Just looking for an opinion and even some comments here. We are doing DIY tile photo coasters as our wedding favours and I have heard both sides as to whether we should give the favours as a gift to each couple or to make one for every guest. What do you think?
On one side, one favour per couple would help our budget a little bit, but on the other side, I don’t want to seem as though I am just trying to cut costs either. I am totally okay with doing coasters for each person, but I was just wondering what everyone thinks?
Post # 3
depends on what the favor is! at 2 wedding we went to last year, one was a bottle of maple syrup and that was per guest, the other was a colored wine glass and this was also per guest.
we did pasta servers and this was per couple of course.
Post # 4
How about only giving one coaster to the couples who are married/live together/are in serious longterm relationships? For the couples who don’t live together I imagine it might become awkward about who takes the favour home! lol The other guests each get their own coaster.
I don’t know if etiquette actually allows it but it seems practical to me!
Post # 5
I don’t know — we’re married and if we got coasters, I’d probably want two. One for each of us to use, you know? If we only had one and it didn’t have a match, I probably wouldn’t use it. I wouldn’t throw it away, but I also probably wouldn’t use it on its own. Unless I maybe brought it to work for my desk or something?
Post # 6
If it’s something that can be shared, like a mini bottle of wine, or a little packet of truffles/other candy, I’d say you can get away with one per couple. But seeing as how you’re doing coasters, and typically each person has their own drink (so only one person can use it at a time), I’d say one per person!
Post # 7
Ummm… none. It’s rather tacky, I know, but after feeding everyone (largest chunk of our budget) all we could afford were the things most people throw away the next day (plastic trinkets or cheap desserts/candies). We thought we’d save everyone the annoyance of feeling obligated to take the cheap party favor — haha hope that doesn’t make us uber-cheap 😉
Post # 8
I would say one each for almost any favor, unless it’s something household or meant to be shared. Since a coaster can only be used by one person I’d say one for each guest.
Post # 9
Thank you so much everyone, I appreciate all of your feedback and ideas! I think we will probably do one photo coaster per guest, because it does make sense that each person can use one coaster! Thanks again everyone!
@MsMeow: If we did decide to do couples, this is exactly how I would have done it. You are totally right, it would be very awkward for less serious couples to have only one favour between them!
@Benni: I don’t think it’s tacky or cheap. Everyone has their own budget/style and I don’t see any problem with not doing favours at all. I’ve just had my heart set on making these photo coasters – but I really do appreciate your advice and input – it could definitely be a good way to help with the budget!
Post # 10
how many coasters is being given?
think of it this way… what the hell am I/WE going to do with ONE random coaster?
Post # 11
@vmec: Yes absolutely I agree! I think for each couple I will give two coasters.
Post # 12
The photo coasters are lovely — they’re cute mementos that serve a purpose. I think 2/couple is perfect. Haha if I’d read this idea a few weeks who knows, maybe my guests would’ve had something to take home! 😉 Great idea!