Post # 1
Sorry everyone didn’t know where to put this.
We are going back and forth about if we actually want to buy these flute and cake cutting sets from TR. I fell in LOVE with them a year and a half ago (and $20 cheaper for each)… we should of bought them then. We definitely have the money to get them, but I’m trying to decide if spending $170 for these things are even worth it. Would we just package them up and never use them again? Probably.. but seriously.. they are gorgeous.
Or we could save $40 and get these..
Definitely not in love.. but they would do.
Otherwise, I don’t think we would get anything too exciting, but it would have to be monogrammed (that is a must).. but I feel like I’ve compromised on so much. I just want something that is mine.
Any suggestions as for what you would do?
Post # 3
Sorry but I love the first option!!! They are Beautiful!!!.. I wasn’t going to get them myself but more and more am thinking about them… You don’t have to get them engraved and always pass them onto your children… maybe just put dates… and everyone add their dates to it too??
Post # 4
I’m sure there are many who would disagree with me, but I probably would not spend the money on either. They are gorgeous, but I tend to think they would end up in a box somewhere unused. We did not order flutes or cake cutting sets for ours and I did not miss it…we have a lot of things to remember our wedding by, but I don’t think we would use those again.
Post # 5
We splurged on nice toasting flutes, actually a gift from my mom. But we didn’t buy a fancy cake cutting set to save money. We just used the in house (aka free) cutting set our venue had.
Post # 6
We got flutes for free when we registered and are using the knife from our venue. We are having 2 forks engraved one bride and one groom as our special piece to keep forever. With my love of cake we can take them out every year at our aniversary to use them.
Post # 7
If money’s not an issue, I say go for it! You could always display them on a little shelf or in a China cabinet or something so that they’re not just boxed up after the wedding. I’ve always thought it would be kind of neat to have a shelf with wedding photos and some other little things like cake topper, champagne flutes, etc.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t purchase the expensive stuff either. We’re going to use regular champagne flutes. The cake cutting set I wouldn’t spend money on either. We’re using a sword to cut the cake (military tradition) that has already been arranged and is basically free.
Post # 9
I think sets like these are a complete waste of money (sorry!). We used a normal knife and server to cut the “cake” (we actually had a pie) and we already had nice champagne flutes. I don’t see why I would need “special” versions. Out of all the different mementos you can keep from your wedding, I think these sets are the silliest.
Post # 10
This is one of those things that show how different couples have different priorities. I would never pay extra for special flutes or cake cutters, because I just don’t care and don’t really like the ornate styles they come in anyway.
But I did spend money on things that other people wouldn’t bother with – to each her own! So if you have the money and that’s a priority for you, go for it.
Post # 11
I bought a set similar to that one. While they’re gorgeous I don’t think they’re worth it. Mine are currently sitting in my china cabinet.
Post # 12
If you really want them and money isn’t an issue, go for it. but remember, you will probably only use them this once, so is the money worth it?
Luckily, FSIL bought our flutes and cake cutting set, had it personalized and I got to pick what I liked out of the options she gave me, she is giving this to me as a bridal shower gift, which I think is totally cool! Now I don’t have to worry about it and she doesn’t have to stress over a gift. ( She didn’t spend alot either, very affordable)
Post # 13
We didn’t have toasting flutes or fancy cake servers at all. I didn’t miss having them at the wedding to tell you the truth! We don’t drink champagne often at home, so I couldn’t think of many occasions when I would have brought them out since.
Post # 14
Our glasses were half off at Hobby Lobby! Only reason I bought them. Our knife is a heirloom that the FI parents used 37 years ago at their wedding. We are just using a plain server.
Post # 15
@MM423: I agree with this. Im getting my flutes and cake cutting set from orientaltrading.com. $16 for my flutes and they get to be personalized and I actually LOVE them. $20 for my cake cutting equip.
Post # 16
If you don’t want to spend the money most venues will have flutes and cake cutting utensils for you to use. My mother bought them for us but with all the confusion I forgot to drop them off at the venue when I brought up some other things. I didn’t think twice about them on the day of and still have some great toasting and cake cutting pictures. I have out flutes on display in the house and we use them now for special occasions.