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Sunglassses Wedding Favors

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How many sunglasses should I buy for my wedding favors?
Has anyone done this and had leftovers? or should I buy Exta?

Re: Sunglassses Wedding Favors

  • Denise40Denise40 Montgomery County, Tx member
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    I wouldn't buy them. People usually have their own.
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  • I wouldn't use that as your favor. I only like either oversized square sunglasses or cateye. I won't buy or wear pretty much anything else unless I'm truly desperate and borrow on of FIs.

    People have very specific taste with sunglasses.


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  • mrscomposermrscomposer Mani-snow-ba member
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    Sunglasses are not one size fits all, or one style fits all.  The vast majority of people will leave them behind and you'll have to deal with a ton of leftovers.

    If you are going to go with favours (which aren't necessary), the general consensus here is to go with something edible.  Yummy treats are fun.

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  • AddieCakeAddieCake Beyond the Wall member
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    You are going to have a lot of cheap sunglasses to drop off at Goodwill after your wedding.
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  • Denise40 said:

    I wouldn't buy them. People usually have their own.

    This. I think it's a total waste of your money. Favors aren't necessary, so just skip them if this is your only idea.
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  • Maggie0829Maggie0829 Ravens & Bohs & Crabs & O's member
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    Complete waste of money.  I have my own pair of sunglasses that took me forever to pick out since I am very picky about the type of sunglasses I wear.  And sorry but I don't want some cheap pair of sunglasses.

    So if you are adamant about having favors do something edible.

  • lyndausvilyndausvi Western Slope, Colorado mod
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    I would totally leave them on the table.  I'm a sunglass snob.  I drop in upwards of $400 for sunglasses.  I've had the same pair for 5 years now.  If I break or lose the pair I have now within 24 hours I will have a new pair.  






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  • KatWAGKatWAG Chicago member
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    We did sunglasses has the groomsmen gift. H picked a very classic style that was good quality.  Everyone loved them. We have been married 3 years and I still notice some of the GMs wearing them.

    However, I think cheap sunglass as a favor is a waste.

     

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  • climbingsingleclimbingsingle NYC 'burbs member
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    Save your money. People usually have their own. And I'd never wear or take with me favor sunglasses. 

  • lyndausvilyndausvi Western Slope, Colorado mod
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    KatWAG said:

    We did sunglasses has the groomsmen gift. H picked a very classic style that was good quality.  Everyone loved them. We have been married 3 years and I still notice some of the GMs wearing them.

    However, I think cheap sunglass as a favor is a waste.

     

    My DH got sunglasses last year for a GM gift.  Ray-bans, so not cheap.  He has a fat head and they didn't fit.   He ended up giving them to his new sister-in-law.      I sure like most group gifts, it works for some and not for others.






    What differentiates an average host and a great host is anticipating unexpressed needs and wants of their guests.  Just because the want/need is not expressed, doesn't mean it wouldn't be appreciated. 
  • KatWAGKatWAG Chicago member
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    lyndausvi said:
    KatWAG said:

    We did sunglasses has the groomsmen gift. H picked a very classic style that was good quality.  Everyone loved them. We have been married 3 years and I still notice some of the GMs wearing them.

    However, I think cheap sunglass as a favor is a waste.

     

    My DH got sunglasses last year for a GM gift.  Ray-bans, so not cheap.  He has a fat head and they didn't fit.   He ended up giving them to his new sister-in-law.      I sure like most group gifts, it works for some and not for others.
    We did Ray- Ban Aviators. But All of H's friends must have skinny heads because they fit just fine.
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  • jacques27jacques27 member
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    vievyr said:
    How many sunglasses should I buy for my wedding favors?
    Has anyone done this and had leftovers? or should I buy Exta?
    None.

    No one wants cheap sunglasses.  Everyone has different face shapes and not all sunglasses look good on all people or even fit all people.  Some people wear glasses and have no use for non-prescription sunglasses.  Most people won't take them.  May as well use your money as kindling for a bonfire.

    Get edible or nothing at all.  Favors aren't required and most people won't miss them.
  • I know i'm definitely in the minority, but I LOVE getting cheap sunglasses for free at events.  Mostly for summertime when we go boating/hiking/swimming and play lots of outdoor sports.  It's nice to not have to worry about ruining them while doing those activities.  Especially if your wedding is outdoors it would great for people who forgot sunglasses. 

    That being said - favors are definitely not necessary and obviously other people are very picky about sunglasses so:1) I wouldn't order extra2) I wouldn't do this unless the cost is 100% within your budget....i.e. don't make sacrifices elsewhere just to do this, it's not worth it 3) I'd prefer not to have your wedding date or personalization on it.  Maybe just make them your wedding colors?  

  • JoanE2012JoanE2012 Exit 21 (Jersey!) member
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    Skip it.  Sunglasses are a very personal taste. Even if you bought me expensive sunglasses, chances are I won't like how they look on me.  Forget about cheapo ones for favors - guarantee they're not making it out of the reception hall.
  • I've had someone's wedding favor sunglasses sitting here in my office drawer since I started this job.  No idea who they belong to or how long they've been here.  Basically.... people don't place a value on them.  So don't bother spending the money.

    Side note, if anybody in the Denver area wants a free pair of sunglasses that says Ryan <3 Rachel on one side and Mexico  - 11.16.2014 on the other... come visit me.

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  • I've had someone's wedding favor sunglasses sitting here in my office drawer since I started this job.  No idea who they belong to or how long they've been here.  Basically.... people don't place a value on them.  So don't bother spending the money.

    Side note, if anybody in the Denver area wants a free pair of sunglasses that says Ryan <3 Rachel on one side and Mexico  - 11.16.2014 on the other... come visit me.

    Oh my goodness - someone actually personalized them?  On what tacky self-absorbed planet to Ryan and Rachel live that they thought someone would want to wear those in public and then get asked by random strangers "Oh, are you Rachel (Ryan)?"  "Uhhhh...no. Rachel is my friend I met in Econ 301 my second year of college who got married last year."  "Oh."

    And why doesn't Rachel <3 Ryan?
  • WinstonsGirlWinstonsGirl The Cold North member
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    http://www.logolenses.com

    I have a pair from my gym, which were a year end gift.  They are silver and the right lens says "I (with a big heart)" and the left lens has our gym name.  I have worn them exactly 0 times,  They're a little hard to see out of.  I'm thinking of making some for my school kids I coach, cos I think 11-13 year olds would find them fun.  I personally wouldn't do it, but if you're so inclined, the link is above.  

    Here's a sample (from a different gym than mine):

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