I wouldn't do anything with your name or wedding date on it. Most people don't want a wine glass with someone else's name on it. Edible favors are typically the most popular and least likely to be left behind.
We are doing a metal pomegranate box with 2 chocolates. I would stay away from personalized things since other people don't want a glass with your name. If you can change it you could put a favorite quote or just have them say "love" or "cheers".
I opted to have a candy buffet table so people can grab a bag and fill it up for themselves. i will also be having glow sticks. and i don't know if others would consider it a favor but i sort of do. we are having a send off and it was going to be bubbles, so i bought a bunch of these cute little bubble wands people can obviously have. and for all the children at my wedding, i bought crayon and activity book sets for them.
originally, i wanted to give everyone these little frames that would have their name and table number inserted. and i wanted to be totally corny because i love puns and things like that, and write "please frame this day into your hearts as we have ours" ahah but we ended up not doing that because we have so many guests and the frames actually would have been super expensive overall.
i have a couple of friends who told me about really funky wedding favors they did/received. when i say funky i mean they're really cool but not what you'd think in your head. my friend opted to get everyone a jar of local produced honey - everyone would love a food gift right? BUT that was really expensive by the way, because honey itself is not exactly cheap. so a jar of it for each person was not cheap, but cute idea still -- "meant to bee". and my neighbor told me she went to a wedding once where she received a salt and pepper shaker that was shaped into a pear - "the perfect pair". i thought that was just really fun because it's useful! i found a link to those pears here if it interests you [it might be really expensive too if you have a ton of guests like me] but it's a really practical idea ahah.
Agreed. I never take home favors unless they're edible. While I care deeply about my friends, I have limited space in my apartment. I don't need to clutter it with stuff that says other people's names.
Were doing a photo booth for about the same cost as what we would’ve spent on favors! It’s something fun and everyone will be able to take printed pics home with them. More memorable than favors and something that everyone will be able to enjoy
Yeah honestly I wouldn’t take home a wine glass with someone else’s name on it. That being said I did personalize our favors but I bought matchboxes which is something they will use and throw away so I feel like will be more popular. And I’m cool if there is some left over so that way I have plenty to light my candles.
We're making custom coasters with wedding stuff (more of a "use this now, take it home if you want" kind of thing), and shot glasses from the distillery where the wedding is being held. Similarly to a lot of other people, I think if you're going to do something non-edible, it should probably not have you name all over it so that people will actually want to use it again. I personally love stemless wine glasses, and one with something like "cheers" on it would be something I'd be really excited about.
My fiancé and I are travelers. We found little boxes that look like vintage suitcases on Amazon. ($10 per 20 boxes) I’m going to put a $20,000 scratcher lottery ticket in each box. ($3 each). I’m making a sign that says “May our special day be you lucky day!” “The world is yours to explore. Imagine the places you’d go!” Everyone loves scratchers. I doubt there will be any left behind. 😄
I have to disagree with this (to each their own). I'm a wino, so I'd totally keep the wine glass and use it. People love cups...all cups. I attended a wedding that had personalized glass beer cups that everyone kept and reused. I attended a wedding that had plastic personalized beer cups that everyone kept and reused. Edible favors are the safe choice, and a great choice, but they aren't the only favors people like. Our favors are personalized koozies for the bottled beer we will be serving. I know at least in my crowd, we love cups & koozies....and don't mind keeping them with a couple's names on them, lol.
It doesn't really bother me if it has your name on it. It makes no difference because I have wine glasses from wineries with etchings on them and I couldn't care less about the names on them. Isn't that pricey though? Another option is to have clear labels that stick on the glass. That way people can get the labels off if they want. My friend did this with mason jars we used throughout the night. The humidity from the glass actually started making the label come off and they came off easily when I washed them at home. I am doing shot glasses with handles that they'll use to "take a shot and their seat" and little canning jars with jordan almonds and my mom is sewing doilies for the tops!