Wondering what to do with leftover wedding koozies®?

Those spare wedding can coolers will come in handy as you start your new life together. Consider them opportunities to expand your friendships and simplify your life. They may even sweeten your marital bliss by reminding you of the day you pledged “I do.”

If you’re lucky enough to have extra wedding favors, here are some excellent ways to use them:

How to use leftover wedding koozies®

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Make new friends

Those customized can coolers won’t have time to gather dust if you pass them out to new friends. They’re the perfect ice-breaker when you move into a new neighborhood or host your first backyard BBQ as newlyweds. And the personalized imprint on your wedding can coolers will help new friends remember your names!

An anniversary flashback

Save plenty of leftover koozies® for your first wedding anniversary party. The sight of your can coolers is sure to get family and friends reminiscing about your special day. Kudos to you if your wedding koozies® are gold or yellow, the traditional first-anniversary colors!

Damage-free moving day

Koozies for packing material

Position your can coolers inside, in between and around the outside of your glassware, plates and other fragile dishes when moving into your home or apartment. They also add an extra layer of protection when transporting camera equipment and other breakables.

Spread the love on vacation

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Believe it or not, some people don’t know what a koozie® is or how handy they can be! Pack a few extra and become a koozie® ambassador on vacation. Share yours at the beach, a concert or anywhere you go!

Foam coaster sets

Repurposed wedding can coolers

That gorgeous can cooler design with your names and wedding date can take center stage on a DIY set of coasters! Simply cut circles or squares around your custom imprint to create your own personalized coasters.

Crayon holders

What to do with leftover wedding koozies

Do you have a daycare facility nearby? Ask them if they’d like some soft and cushy koozie® crayon holders for their students. You’ll get a warm and fuzzy feeling knowing your excess wedding favors are helping children learn to be creative!

Get extra help in the kitchen

Hot Pad alternatives

Keep a few extra wedding koozies® in a kitchen drawer near your stove to use in a pinch as hot pads. They can also help loosen lids on jars and keep your water bottle or beer cold while you and your spouse make dinner.

Beverage sleeves

A little snipping can make your can coolers fit many types of drinkware! Just cut the bottom out of a few of your koozies®. The sleeves that remain will slide around Solo cups and other types of drinkware.

Wrapping paper saver

DIY Wrapping Paper Saver

Don’t let your pricey wrapping paper become mangled and unusable! Use a rubber band to keep the paper rolled up, and place a can cooler on each end to protect the edges.

Ideas for storage

You’re obviously a smart shopper. You took advantage of ordering a higher quantity of wedding koozies® to save money. Fortunately, those foam and neoprene can coolers are easy to store. Here are a few koozie® storage container ideas and tips to keep you organized:

  • Tote bag
  • Huggerholder for storing and dispensing up to 25 koozies®
  • Rubbermaid container with lid
  • String them together or hang with clothespins (great for behind a bar!)
  • CD or DVD rack
  • Large transparent bowl (to show off your variety!)

Running low?

Custom Can Coolers

If you find yourself running out of leftover wedding koozies®, it’s time to replenish your supply with personalized can coolers for any event. You’ll find trendy styles and lots of colors for upcoming birthday parties, anniversaries, reunions and more.


Shelley Grieshop is a former newspaper journalist who earned more than a dozen Associated Press awards for her in-depth research and writing skills. In May 2016, she joined Totally Promotional as a creative writer. She currently writes company blogs about branding, marketing, logos, wedding planning and much more. One of her life goals is to teach people when to use hyphens and apostrophes.

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