Copper mug favors are beautiful (and functional) for guests! Find out how you can make these Moscow mule mug favors for your wedding. P.S. You’re on the list, right? ;)
Hi, loves! Emma here. We spotted the most beautiful copper mug favors at this Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park wedding and were eager to replicate it ourselves. Copper mugs make excellent wedding favors for guests. And while a copper mug looks cool, that’s not the only reason why people love to drink out of them.
As a matter of fact, the mug is named after the drink commonly served in them: The Moscow Mule. It is made of ginger beer, lime, and vodka (get a recipe here). I haven’t tried one myself (yet!), but apparently, a Moscow Mule is served in a copper mug because the cold metal enhances its taste. The cold copper also increases the amount of the bubbles in the carbonated ginger beer, so you get more fizziness in a copper mug than in a regular glass or plastic container. So, now that you know why people are crazy about these copper mugs, it’s time to talk about how to make your own copper mug favors for guests to take home. Find out more below on how to make these copper mugs more affordable, see a cute mini version, and get a FREE printable sign to use at your wedding! Enjoy!
It’s easy to make copper mug favors. All you need are: copper mugs, thank you tags, and twine. Now, if you’re like me and think these look amazing but you can’t fathom how to afford one for every guest, here are some ways to save money and make this a more affordable wedding favor. I’ve given this a lot of thought and I think I’ve come up with the perfect solution.
How to Make Them More Affordable
How do you make a wedding favor like this more affordable? That’s simple: just choose something which can fill many purposeful roles. For instance, your copper mugs can serve many purposes. These copper mug favors can be your 1) wedding favors, 2) escort cards, and 3) glassware — all in one. All you need to do is write each guest’s seating assignment on one side of the tag and “Thank You” on the opposite side of the tag. Place the copper mugs in a beautiful display with a thank you sign so guests know they may take one home.
You may wish to include a sign that tells guests to “Find Your Seat”, so they know to look for their name, too.
After finding their mug, guests are encouraged to bring it to the bar on their way to their seat to fill it up with a Moscow Mule, your signature wedding cocktail. Or anything else: water, lemonade, beer, soda, cider, etc.
In this way, you’re able to enjoy some cost savings from not having to create additional escort cards or a seating chart. You won’t need to worry about favors and glassware is totally taken care of.
Plus, guests go home with a copper mug they can enjoy for years to come. That’s money well spent, I say, versus other favors that are often thrown out not long after the wedding day.
Ready to get started? All you need are the following supplies:
Copper Mug Favors
- Copper Mugs / Moscow Mule mugs: quantity dependent on your wedding guest list
All you need to do is hand-write each guest’s name on one side of the tag with his or her table number underneath. On the opposite side, write “Thank You”. Use twine to attach the tag to the handle of the copper mug. Place the mugs on a central table for guests to grab as they enter the reception space. A directional sign to the bar or a signature cocktail sign with Moscow Mule as your choice will encourage them to bring their mug to fill at the bar. That’s it! The permanent marker mentioned is one that won’t bleed through, so you can take full use of both sides of the tag. It also dries quickly, so you can write them all quickly.
On the table where the copper mugs are displayed, make sure they’re in alphabetical order according to each guest’s last name. You’ll also want to include a simple “Thank You” sign so guests know they can take one home as the favor. We’ve created this simple FREE printable you can use. It is easy to print and fits nicely in a 5×7″ frame to display on any table.
Click here for the file. Right click, choose “save file as” and save it locally to your computer. Then, just print and frame in a 5×7″ picture frame. We made it black and white to coordinate with any theme and signed as “The Newlyweds” so no customization is needed. Enjoy!
Mini Copper Mug Favors
If you want to save EVEN MORE money, we found these mini copper mugs which are essentially shot glass size. They will cost about half as much. You can get the stunning copper look at half the cost — but also half the size. You won’t be able to serve Moscow Mules in them, but if you’re just going for the look (and need to save some moolah), this is a great way to do it!
What do you think of this favor idea? Copper mugs are certainly a wedding favor your guests will love to receive (and most likely won’t already own). Tell us in the comments!
How exciting to come across this article today featuring my calligraphy work for this amazing wedding. Thank you!
We are doing this too but need a little advice- we are having a sit down meal with menu choices. This will get them to their table but how do we indicate their meal choice too? We want to assign tables but not seats so we don’t want to do placecards. We were thinking something at the table that they can grab and put at their actual seat with their meal choice but don’t know what….any advice?
I don’t know if this is too late, but what about using colored baker’s twine for the tags? The color could indicate which meal option your guests have chosen. At my cousin’s wedding they color-coded drink umbrellas for a Hawaiian theme.
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These are so cool!
Thanks, Rachel! Glad you liked them!
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