Wedding Party T-shirts (with poll)

posted 2 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Would you appreciate a cute college style t-shirt?
    Yes! I miss comfy shirts from college : (10 votes)
    15 %
    No I would just throw it in a drawer and never think twice : (54 votes)
    79 %
    Any gift as a wedding guest is appreciated! : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Other (explain below) : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 2
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    658 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I wouldn’t wear something with someone else’s name and wedding date on it. I would actually prefer something with my school on it even though I graduated (which I think would be really cute for photos) 

    Post # 3
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    254 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    I think it’d be cute, if you know they’re into that. I wouldn’t put your last name on them though. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    3333 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I have received several “bridesmaid” shirts and all are pretty much donated by the end of the year. For a friend’s destination wedding she gave us all tank tops that said Cancun & I kept that one.

    Post # 5
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    6531 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Older Bee, former greek, haven’t worn a greek shirt in more than a decade (or two) and have never kept anything from a wedding that had the bride and groom’s info on it.

    Post # 6
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    8812 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    virginiagal1 :  It sounds like they would definitely be all about the wedding. Your last name, the wedding date, the wedding state, and a cute saying which I have to believe would be somehow tied in with the wedding. Nobody is ever going to wear this again. Maybe while painting I guess. You said they’re expensive — are you willing to pay that much for something people are going to stick in a drawer or maybe wear so their good clothes don’t get messed up? Doesn’t seem worth it to me but I don’t know your budget or priorities.

    Post # 7
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    6402 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I don’t think anyone would ever wear a shirt with someone else’s name, wedding date and other significant things to them (and not me) on them. At least with a college t-shirt or greek shirt, you were a part of things and feel connected, but with someone else’s wedding shirt? I guess I’d just feel like it was all about them and not me; I wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing it even casually (except, as a PP said, to paint).

    Post # 8
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    3838 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    If it was really comfy I suppose I might wear it around the house or maybe to walk the dog (I walk him in the bush and don’t see anyone) (well, actually I never wear long-sleeved shirts so I’ll just pretend it’s short-sleeved). But it would be a bit weird to wear a shirt out with your name and wedding date on it. I think to be a useful item they need to not be your-wedding specific.

    Post # 10
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    3583 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    virginiagal1 :  is toss the shirt (too many tees and not enough space) but TOTALLY hoard koozies (which i also don’t care what’s written on them and you can never have enough)

    Post # 11
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    4879 posts
    Honey bee

    Another idea is to just get the gps coordinates of the wedding location put on them. It would look like a cool travel shirt. I would wear that if it was comfy. I should say I wear trade show tees from my husbands work though so maybe I’m not usual. 

    Post # 12
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    200 posts
    Helper bee

    No.

    Now that I’ve graduated I have my college gear and can always buy something myself (or higher end things like silk dressing gowns). There is pretty much zero way to personalize a shirt like that for your wedding and not make it look tacky.

    I know you ran it by someone but especially when it comes to a wedding people may be being nice instead of honest, so don’t count on that. (Just like bridesmaids saying “Yeah I’ll totally wear this dress again.”)

    If you want the college/Greek theme in photos, how about you ask everyone in the party to wear a shirt from their own frat/sorority? That way you get a cohesive theme, save money, and everyone gets to wear something they already have that is meaningful to them. I think it would be fun to look back and see everyone’s different affiliations.

    Post # 13
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    563 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    A shirt that’s all about someone else? No thanks. If it helps, make it not related to your wedding, and think about how fun it seems. Would you like a shirt with my name, my birthday and my home province on the back? Probably not.

    Post # 14
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    2878 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    No thanks. I don’t know anyone who would want to wear a shirt with someone else’s name and wedding date on it. Could you have the pocket maybe monogrammed instead?  The back of the shirt could have the state and maybe a cute saying about love or something that isn’t too wedding related. 

    Post # 15
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    550 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Why do people insist of putting their name and/or wedding date on gifts/favours? I wouldn’t wear a shirt with someone else’s wedding date and name. I feel like a gift should be about the person you are giving it to, not about the giver. A customized shirt for each bridal party member would be cute (without your name and wedding date).

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