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Cuckoo for Coaster Favors

Oct 28, 2011

Coaster wedding favors are among the most popular gifts couples will give at their weddings.  Why?  Coasters are usually cheap, simply packaged, practical and elegant – and no one wants their coffee tables ruined at home.  That’s why you know your guests will use them.  You can check out my article, The World of Wedding Coasters to see the different kinds of coaster favors on the market and why they’re great.  Thinking of buying coasters as your wedding favors?  Follow these guidelines to make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck and make your shopping experience a whole lot easier.

Budget - Like I said, many coaster favors are offered at low quantity prices for great quality.  We’ve got a whole bunch offered as low as $0.99!  But always take into account shipping costs, with glass coasters especially.  Those things get heavy, and you may be surprised at how much shipping really is.

Time - If you’re ordering last minute, I’d definitely recommend ordering extra pieces.  Glass coasters tend to break easily, and you may find a few damages in your package.  Of course, you can always contact us within 7 days of receipt of your package with a picture of your damaged items and we’ll replace them at no extra cost.  But if your wedding is the weekend coming up, there’s always a chance we won’t have enough time to get them out to you.

Packaging - Most coasters are packaged for display:  a clear box with a simple white organza ribbon wrapped around and a thank you tag.  Since most places won’t package any differently than what’s shown, remember if you’ve got the time, budget and crafty trait, you can always buy your own ribbon from a craft store to re-wrap the boxes.  Or you can just buy personalized tags (many of our coasters are offered with them at an additional cost).

Size - Luckily for you, most coasters are roughly the same size (3.5″ square), but always double check the size before you order it, like with any other product.  You’ll also want to confirm how many coasters are in the packaging – most of the time there are two coasters in a box; others you’ll find have four.  Often you can find the set of four as a set of two instead, so you’re paying less.

Double Duty – If you’re purchasing a photo coaster, you can double these as your place cards too.  Most come with a generic “For You” insert inside, and you can always hand write place cards on the opposite side (generic place cards probably won’t fit; typically the coasters hold a 1.5″ x 2″ photo or insert).

Check out all of our wedding coasters to find which one is right for you!

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Erica is an 11 year veteran of the wedding industry and is the owner and founder of LittleThingsFavors.com.Her advice has been featured in the books: How To Plan Your Wedding and Enjoy It! Experienced Wedding Professionals Share Their Secrets and Planet Wedding.Follow her on Google +
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