Post # 1
Hi bees!! Happy hump day. Just a quick gift etiquette question. Our family friends gave us a lovely set of champagne flutes made from hand blown glass as an engaement gift. They are BEAUITFUL to say the least. Do you all think it’s appropriate to use them as our toasting flutes at the wedding or would that be tacky/weird?
Thanks for the input!!! xo
PS: Excuse the typo in the poll (lol!) I can’t change it.
Post # 2
Here is my take…… you could definitely use the toasting flutes at your wedding. It is not tacky at all. However, I would advise from doing so. Hand blown glass tends to be very delicate and they could easily break at the wedding reception. In addition, you (or your FI, mother, bridal party, day of coordinator) would have to be responsible for making sure that these flutes make it home with you from the wedding. It is very easy for items to get lost or damaged during all the madness/excitement/energy that is a wedding reception.
Post # 3
We got some really pretty hand-made flutes as an engagement gift. I am pretty sure the giver’s intent was for the toasting flutes to be used at the wedding. We’re going to do it, if they get broken, so be it, they were meant to be used.
Post # 3
rhodeislandbride: I would use them.
I had received a very nice set of champagne flutes. I actually received a couple of them, but I chose to use the set one of my bridemaids had given me, and my Bridal Attendant was so amazing, she made sure to put them pack in my Bridal Suite at the end of the night with all my stuff to take home. I loved her!
Make sure you have an attendant or designate someone as an attendant to make sure you have all your belongings to take home (card box, champagne flutes, etc)
Post # 5
I think whoever got those for you would be excited that you used them!
Post # 6
I would use them. I would guess they were meant to be used at the wedding. I would just make sure you have a way to get them there and back (a box with packing material) safely. If they break, at least they lived a little! No use in hiding things away for fear that they may break.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
We were given toasting flutes at our engagement party and used them. The venue packed them up and they were fine, plus the people who gave them to us were so happy we used them.
Post # 8
rhodeislandbride: Usually very nice handblown flutes like that are intended to be used as toasting flutes at the wedding.
Lucky for you, you hadn’t planned on using other flutes, so you don’t have that awkward moment of saying thank you and then not using them.
My MIL bought toasting flutes years ago that she intended for her sons to use at their wedding, and we have been planning on using them. Then we get a gift of 4 flutes all engraved with our names and wedding date from my aunt. I just smiled, said thank you, so now we have 4 engraved flutes that will just be around.
Post # 9
I would suspect that they were most likely given with the intention of you using them for the wedding….
Post # 10
We used the ones we received at my shower! I don’t think it’s tacky at all.