Serve your beverages in mismatched ugly mugs: Muglies! #Decor#beverages#steal-this-idea Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jan 12 2008) Ariel arielmstallings This will look familiar to those of you who've read the Offbeat Bride book — one reader borrowed my Muglies idea for her recent wedding, complete with using the explanation copy I wrote to explain the concept to guests. Aww. 🙂 Here are my original Muglies, back in 2004: Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS It's your fingernails' special daaaaaaaaay, too! NEXT Who pays for bridesmaids' dresses? Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] Gotta love the deaths head moth on the side! Reply I have no idea what a Muglie means. Is this one of those bride words like "STD" that means something completely different? Reply Meg, muglie = ugly mug Ariel's idea was that each guest chose a Muglie and used it for their drinks during the wedding and then took it home at the end. Reply Oh, it's definitely NOT a bride word, and most people in the wedding acronym world would be MORTIFIED by the very concept. It's just a portmanteau word… mugs + ugly = MUGLIES! Reply Read the book Meg.. it's a good 'un! Reply Hey! I was at that wedding. I catered the food! It was great!!! She was a beautiful bride and she got great ideas from your book. Kudos! Reply Well, I have to admit, I too will be using the idea. This is sure to become a trend; guests can drink merrily without the guilt of throwing away a plastic cup at the end of the evening, they can be placed at the table with guests names written on napkins that "bloom" from the mug and act as place settings. Best of all, they complete the task of wedding favors! I'll be tossing in Hershey's Kisses to please those who are not too fond of the geese and/or smiley face ceramic weight that has been added to their exit at the end of the evening. So, thank you Ariel! You have started a very hip and eco-friendly trend for the offbeat wedding masses. Reply We will be doing this in September for our wedding! Thanks Ariel I looove your book, it's guided me through this crazy planning process! Reply We're thinking about doing this for our wedding, but I'm just wondering — how do you clean or rinse the mugs out in between drinks? I love the idea, but I don't want people to have red wine dribbles contaminating their post-dinner coffee…. Reply This is such an awesome idea!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing this with brides Reply We used this at our wedding in September 2010. Ironically enough, the bride & groom forgot to pick up theirs at the end of the day. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.