Post # 1
I’ve seen them on the knot shop. Is this something I’m supposed to buy? I’m thinking I could probably care less, so do I really need to get them? What is everyone else doing? I welcome any other input on reception accessories, as well!!
Post # 3
You only have to buy what you want. Sites like the knot shop and other wedding industry sites have an interest in telling you that you need these things because it makes them money.
If you want them buy them but if you don’t see the need then skip them.
Realistically no one but you will even notice that you are using them.
Post # 4
I want to buy some inexpensive ones that we only use for anniversaries, but no they are not necessary. I’m not having them engraved or anything, just special ones for a new occasion.
Post # 5
@ghiagirl893: What other things do I need to be looking at…I know about guest book and pen, cake cutting set…but I can’t think of any other reception accessories/necessities I may be missing?
Post # 6
I don’t think you even need a cake cutting set, really. I’m just using whatever ones the caterer brings. And not having custom champagne flutes.
Post # 7
I wasn’t planning on using special flutes however FI’s daughter gave these to me for my b-day and we will be using them:)
Post # 8
You don’t need custom champagne flutes. I really wanted these beautiful swarovski flutes but at $390, that’s not happening! So I’m buying a normal set from Crate and Barrel and having the base etched with our wedding date. So they’ll be special but we can buy more of the same glasses to make a complete set and we can use them anytime without it looking too fancy haha
These are the ones I want
Post # 9
We skipped this and used normal champagne flutes like all of our guests. You’re not supposed to drink if you are the subject of a toast, so I always found this concept to be rather strange.
We registered for champagne flutes and have a nice set of 12. That is enough for us to drink some bubbly at home every once in awhile. No need for extras!
Post # 10
@cb543822: i dont know where you live but, if you want personalized flutes you can always find a set of flutes you like and take them to Things Remembered to have them engraved. They are reasonable and quick (next day). They can engrave anything glass or metal (flutes, your champagne bottle-doesn’t have to be empty, cake cutting set, etc). They also sell all of this stuff. http://Www.thingsremembered.com
Post # 11
This question has already been answered many times, but I’ll chime in too.
As pp’s mentioned, it’s not needed, however it is very popular. We plan to get personalized ones for me & groom, and we’ll use them each anniversay until either they break or get lost or something!
Post # 12
We got beautiful toasting flutes that match our cake server set so we will use those. Not going to have them engraved or anything because I hate engraved stuff! But, not it’s definitely not necessary. We wouldn’t have gotten anything special if we didn’t get these as a gift.
Post # 13
Our champaign glasses were given to us as a gift.. they were painted by a professional artist who did President jimmy carters grandsons glasses for his wedding.. I love them and have them on display at our house. (please excuse the energy drink.. neither of us drink so we toasted with that.. shhhhh)
Post # 14
I wasn’t going to bother with them but then my dad and his girlfriend got us swarovski crystal ones for Christmas. No lie, the two flutes came in a special case with about 12 inches of foam. The foam was cut for their exact shape!
It was an awesome gift but certainly something I wasn’t going to buy myself.
I got a cake serving set second-hand off Craigslist from another bride for $5. That was the only way I was going to buy one!
Post # 15
we didn’t have personalized flutes. I think they can be a bit tacky. We just used whatever everyone else was using.
Post # 16
@Birdi: My FSIL/BM got me those and I think they’re so cute! I wasn’t going to get any, but I’m glad she got me these.