I decided to write about this because my wife and I used shot glasses at our wedding reception as party favors. It was my idea and my wife decided to go along with it.
What made me choose shot glasses as a wedding favor? I thought they would be a perfect symbol of our attitudes towards the day. My wife and I both love to party. The majority of our families and friends are used to seeing us in a party atmosphere. We thought that it would be very fitting in our situation to use a wedding favor that reflects our personalities somewhat.
We had the shot glasses engraved with our names and the wedding date. They also came with a heart symbol etched in the glass. The glass was totally clear except for the etching. We also had the phrase “Na Zdrowie” etched into the glass which people of Slavic origins will recognize as being another word for cheers. Actually it is more closely translated as “To Your Health”. The phrase is used in a number of countries including our families’ which happens to be Polish.
Our friends commented about how appropriate they thought the wedding favors were for the two of us. As you could probably guess, we also have a lot of friends who like to party. The partier friends like the wedding favors so much that they were stealing them from other people’s tables. When I caught them doing this I told them that we had ordered plenty of extras just for this purpose.
Even with all the extra ones we ordered, I think we only ended up keeping a half dozen or so for ourselves. It turned out that they were even more popular than I had imagined. Now when we visit friends’ homes and they are pouring drinks it is common to see one of them using our wedding favors. Then it is really easy to find something to toast over when you do the shot.
By the way, we bought our shot glasses at a place called discount mugs. The shot glasses were really inexpensive and we thought they were a great deal. You can find other great inexpensive wedding favor ideas on other pages of this website. Take a look around and I am quite sure we’ll offer you some wedding ideas that you probably haven’t thought of yet.