Toasting Flutes: do they really matter?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: What are your thoughts?
    As long as there's champagne in them, and they don't leak, who cares? Keep them and save $. : (60 votes)
    77 %
    You'll be sad you didn't get a prettier set of flutes on your wedding day. : (8 votes)
    10 %
    You must be really bored at work on a Friday afternoon. : (10 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    11469 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @DomesticDiva:  We rented our gold rimmed toasting flutes from a vendor for $8.00. I didn’t want to buy any and then just have them sit in storage.

    Those are lovely and considering you hold them for about 5 mintues (if that) I wouldn’t worry about it. 🙂

    Post # 4
    coyoteBee
    2051 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    Honestly, I don’t think it’s that important. Ours were a gift from DH’s parents. Although they totally weren’t my style, we used them because his parents put thought into getting them for us and it was a nice gesture. On the day of, I just wanted something to drink champagne out of! I barely noticed them.

    Great deal by the way!

    Post # 5
    Member
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    @DomesticDiva:  I love those! Honestly, I’ve never noticed them. Stick with what you have if you love them. I bought mine off of etsy for $30. They have snowflakes etched in to match our theme 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Why do you need to have an emotional reaction to a glass?

    We will just use whatever stemware our caterer provides.

    Post # 7
    Member
    6274 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i think i might have had a beer glass or wine glass in my hand at the time, we didn’t do specific toasting flutes.

    no one is really going to pay attention.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We bought some of the mr and mrs ones… they were only like $15.. no idea what we’ll do with them after the wedding though.

    If I had a couple extra hundred dollars, there was a set of baseless toasting flutes that you can get enough for the entire bridal party, and they sit in a large glass container.. I would have LOVED those.

    Post # 9
    Member
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I totally understand how you feel because I went crazy over the toasting flutes from THings Remembered. My mom got them for us last Christmas. Now, they are still at my parent’s house because I have nowhere to put them. LOL

    Post # 10
    Member
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I spent alot of money on crystal toasting flutes. We still have them but haven’t used them since the wedding. We may use them on our anniversary and I like that we have them. I’m glad we didn’t use whatever the venue provided and we could take them home, but I can’t say we will get our money’s worth out of them. Maybe my daughter would like to use them on her wedding day?!

    Post # 11
    Member
    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @DomesticDiva:  My DH and I toasted during our wedding using plastic, disposable cups. Our venue didn’t allow glass, but still, it really didn’t matter! Don’t forget: it’s not about the stuff!

    Post # 12
    Member
    1836 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Mrs. Coyote:  this is exactly what happened to me. they totally werent my style but my in-laws are nuts and got them for us. i sometimes wish i just traded them in for something else…but really, they’re just sitting in my hutch. they have no impact on my life whatsoever.

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    22135 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @DomesticDiva:  I don’t think it matters too much. We use our toasting flutes from our wedding every year on our anniversary, but the value there is the fact that they’re our wedding flutes, and not that they cost a ton. They’re from Things Remembered.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I want some pretty ones, but FI would die if I wanted to spend $100 on them! So I’m going to try to find something on etsy around $50 probably lol.

    In the end, it’s a personal choice. I think they hardly get noticed at all on the day, so to me it comes down to whether you think after the fact you’ll be happy every time you notice them in their cabinet, whether it’s regular or display, or you won’t really care no matter how pretty they are.

    Post # 16
    Member
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We didn’t use toasting flutes, and didn’t even toast with champagne actually. I don’t miss not having them. I actually don’t like having things like that (a pair of something fancy that will never get used). I’d rather have a full set and just use those for champagne

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