Post # 1
I’m struggling with the price of a "nice" serving set. There really aren’t many I like and the price tag of $39.99 for the one I’m "meh" about is a bit high. FI says we should just keep them on the registry b/c you never know someone might buy them for us but I think since we’re not having a shower they’d be pointless at the point of the wedding. I mean if someone buys them for us for a wedding present, it’s most likely that we’d only open them AFTER the wedding when they wouldn’t be used.
I’m thinking of just getting a silver cake server from Wal*Mart (in the homewares aisle – not the wedding aisle) and maybe tying some ribbon on it. I don’t want to spend a lot of money and the plain jane ones in the homewares aisle are $4 – doesn’t get much cheaper! 😀
I guess my question really is: 1 – is it worth it?2 – Married ladies – have you used yours since the wedding?3 – should I just leave them on the registry even though they match with NOTHING we own/registered for?
Thanks hive! I always know I can turn to you ladies (and gentlemen) for honest answers.
Post # 3
You can get a nice set from Walmart for like $15 and DIY decorate with some ribbon and flowers. I got mine from this site, they are reasonably priced http://www.foreverandalways.com/ProductDetails/cake-knife-and-server-sets/heart-cake-knife-server-sets/90-30-279.htm
Post # 4
If you think $39 is too expensive to pay for them, then no, it’s not worth it. You almost NEVER use them, so you may as well go for the Walmart special!
Post # 5
I "borrowed" the set my parents used for their wedding. Totally economically with spectacular sentimental value. (we even just used it to cut our first year anniversary cake. the cake knife has my parents initials and wedding date engraved on one side, and i hope to have ours engraved on the other one day…even if its after the fact.
Post # 6
We bought ours from theknot.com shop. Something around $15 engraved. Might have been a sale but they have them all the time.
Edited to add: there’s a picture of them on my blog if you click on my username.
Post # 7
and for some fun visuals here’s the "borrowed" knife in action at the wedding and again for our anniversary.
Post # 8
poop- the images just wont appear for some reason.
Post # 9
We’re just planning on using whatever our caterer has on hand to cut the cake. I don’t think it’s a big deal, and there are other things I’d rather spend the money on.
Post # 10
First of all – I don’t think it’s really that important what you cut the cake with…most people will not even notice.
We did the same thing *beesknees* did – my Mom had their set engraved with their names and wedding date. Then she had it engraved with our names and wedding date. She passed it down to us and (hopefully) we will pass it down someday.
Free. Sentimental. Perfect! [attachment=192319,15881]
Post # 11
I picked up a simple set with plain white handles (which I’m tying ribbon and raphia to) at Crate and Barrel for about $14 CDN.
They were exactly what I was looking for.
Post # 12
Do you have an indoor swapmeet nearby? Try searching there otherwise I would also go with borrowing them from someone.
Post # 13
I think $39.99 is a bit too much. I didn’t even think about a cake server and knife until my mom offered for me to use hers. That works for me for all the more I’ll be serving cake in a formal setting.
I really don’t think many people are going to pay attention to what you’re cutting cake with. So, if you’re worried that someone will notice its the $4 walmart one, I’d doubt it.
Good luck with your decision!
Post # 14
We spent about $40-45 for ours. They were from Pottery Barn and I just had to have them. They were engraved with our initial. We haven’t used them again, but will this weekend when we cut our anniversary cake. I would like to start that tradition of cutting our anniversary cake, and I hope to pass them down some day. Here’s a picture: