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Making sure they all get taken??

I am hand painting wine glasses for all the guests. How do i make sure they all go? I dont want to be left with 250 glasses. Thanks!!

Our theme is the ocean, so I am painting colorful little sea creatures that would be found in our waters. IE. Lobsters, sand dollars, sea urchins, seals, porpoises, fish...the list goes on. There is also our two names and the date on the glasses

Re: Making sure they all get taken??

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    edited December 2011
    You can't guarantee that everyone will take a glass home. You can put them on the tables instead of a favor table on the way out, that way people will be more inclined to take them.

    I'm curious: what you're painting on the glasses?

    ETA: Oh, I see.
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    mica178mica178 member
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    edited December 2011
    You could put a little favor tag around the stem so they know to take it.

    Honestly, I probably wouldn't take the personalized wine glass home.  Unless you are a remarkable artist, I can't imagine usnig handpainted wine glasses at home.  Also, why would I serve my guests wine out of a glass with someone else's name on it?  You very well might end up with a lot of discarded favors at the end of the night.
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    edited December 2011
    Yeah, I hate all favors with the couples name and/or date on them. They won't match anything I have at home and I would probably just throw them away. Sorry, but that's honestly what I'd do. You're better off not painting them at all.
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    melissamc2melissamc2 member
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    edited December 2011
    A lot of couples have the DJ make an announcement at some point, reminding people to take the favors, particularly if they aren't candy items that may get left/forgotten.  You might try that.

    I'm going to agree with the PPs about your  names and date on the glasses, though.  I don't display anything in my home that has some other couple's name and wedding date on them, and I don't really know anyone who does.  They might see more use without the writing.

    Good luck and congratulations!
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    trix1223trix1223 member
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    edited December 2011
    Sorry, but I agree with pps.

    #1:  you can't make anyone take a favor.  If they want to they will.  If they don't, they won't.  You can try having the dj announce at the end to take a wine glass.  That might help.

    #2:  I would have no use at all for a wine glass with your name and wedding date on it.  I'm sorry to tell you that I would probably be leaving it behind.  I'd be more apt to take it if it didn't have YOUR name and wedding date on it.

    I'm afraid that this sounds like a lot of effort for less gain.
    "Trix, it's what they/our parents wanted. Why so judgemental? And why is your wedding date over a year and a half ago? And why do you not have a groom's name? And why have you posted over 12,000 posts? And why do you always say mean things to brides?" palegirl146
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    MobKazMobKaz member
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    edited December 2011
    If you have not already painted the glasses---I have one suggestion:

    Why not make wine charms instead?  You can find all types of charms and beads with ocean/sea themes.....they are fantastically easy to make---the guest may be more inclined to take a pair of glasses home if they are plain----as the charm is easily removed. 

    Also, many people are capable of thinking out of the box.  Although I may not drink from a handpainted wine glass, I might find a creative use for it in my powder room. for example, and fill with small guest soaps in the summer.....

    Good luck.
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    edited December 2011
    I think it's thoughtful that you want to give everyone hand painted glasses. However, if you want a better chance of people taking it home, my suggestions are:
    1. Not put your name/date on it. Maybe attach a tag with that information so guests can remove it later.

    2. Fill it with something edible like individually wrapped chocolates or candy. I think guests would more likely take the glass home if it had food in it.

    3. Maybe use a smaller glass, like a shot glass. (Unless the wine glasses have significant meaning)

    Good luck!
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    lmcit23lmcit23 member
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    edited December 2011
    I agree that if you fill it with candy - like choc kisses people with take them
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