Post # 1
We, like the vast majority of couples out there, are trying to stay within a fairly limited budget for our wedding. However, the deeper I get into planning, the more I find the need for small and otherwise (imo) unneccesary purchases.
Ladies: Do I really need a knife/server set? Like, is it really worth spending $20 on?
Post # 3
I actually put my serving set and our champagne glasses on our registry and they were both bought. They were Kate Spade ones from BB&B.
I wanted them because I think it’s a sweet idea to bring them out on every anniversary and use them. I’m a sentimental person, though. But you can get them at the dollar store for like, $5
Post # 4
If you don’t think you would use it again, it would be sentimental if you could borrow one from the parents or grandparents on either side.
Post # 5
I say its not worth it.
If you get one as part of a large silver/china set then use that. If not, I wouldnt worry about it.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
If you would only spend abotu $20, you should probably jsut use whatever the caterer provides. You can also buy used ones on Ebay.
I got my cake server and knife (and toasting flutes) by registering and then getting them as shower gifts.
Post # 7
We asked my parents to borrow their serving set, but my ILs bought us a set last Christmas. I like the idea of borrowing from family – very sentimental! If they don’t have a set available for you, I’d just use whatever the caterer provides. It’s such a minor detail, it would be silly to waste a budget line for a set if the money is better used elsewhere.
We didn’t have toasting flutes at all. We didn’t miss them.
Post # 8
I think $20 is worth it if you love them and would use them again, it’s definitely not an over the top amount.
I’m going to see what I can find (who knows, might have something already), borrow or get a cheap set and maybe wrap ribbon on the handles.
Post # 9
I have a lovely set by Vera Wang. If you decide that you want one, why not register for it, and you very likely will receive it as a shower gift or a wedding gift that is mailed to your home prior to your wedding.
Post # 10
We didn’t really care about them but we needed something to cut the cake and no one in my family kept theirs. We ended up getting a super cheap set at Michaels for $7 with a coupon. Also the toasting glasses, we bought these really cool $30 glasses and we didn’t even use them because the caterer forgot to fill them and theres not even a single photo of them. These little details aren’t important unless you plan to use themm all the time afterwards.
Post # 11
I don’t remember how much mine were… but I know that I got them 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby. They have their wedding stuff on sale periodically- I either spent 5 or 10 dollars on them probably. Also, check craigslist for these small items- I know I just wanted to get rid of so much stuff that I gave away A TON o stuff on there…. just to get it out of the house! A nice couple came and got all of our centerpiece vases for free- they were so excited- as was I- for getting rid of it and paying forward a good deed!
Post # 12
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
You can find these for under $10 on Craigslist. Mother-In-Law gave us ones purchased for SIL’s wedding that were never used- I would have used the ones from the caterer, otherwise (which probably would have been better- the cheap ones we were given broke while we were cutting the cake!)
Post # 13
I didn’t want to spend money on them, but didn’t know what to do. Then my grandma said she still had hers (a gorgeous silver set!) and we borrowed those. It worked perfect and it made her feel special to have someone else use hers. I’d check with some relatives or close friends to see if anyone has a set you could borrow.
Post # 14
I put mine on my registry for my bridal shower. If I don’t receive the cake/knife server set and toasting flutes I will buy a cheap cake/knife set, actually saw a set for $5 bucks at boscovs, nothing fancy. However I will spend the on our toasting flutes, I plan on using them during our wedding anniversarys and special dinners at home; birhtdays, romantic date night, just for the hell of it! Also, Thrift Stores and Good Will always has stuff like this, and check Macy’s, Sears, Boscovs, Target, Walmart for clearance stuff. They will be making room and trying to get rid of the 2012 since they will be putting out 2013 stuff soon. Or borrow from a family member for free.
Post # 15
I bought mine for like $10 at Hobby Lobby.
Post # 16
Thanks so much for responding everyone. I’ll put out a call to see if anyone in the family still has theirs. If not, I’ll be using a coupon and find one somewhere like hobby lobby.