Post # 1
So, I pride myself on finding good deals, and I got a killer deal ($24 including tax and shipping) on a pair of these Kate Spade Gardner Street toasting flutes:
They’re pretty, but when I unwrapped one after receiving the box from UPS, I didn’t have anything approaching an emotional reaction to them. They’re fine. I’m also not a huge fan of the 2-part champagne flute (AKA w/silver stem) and in a perfect world would like an all glass (or crystal) flute instead. But, again, got a GREAT deal.
Waterford has so many gorgeous flutes, but my cheapass self cannot imagine paying $135+ for a pair of toasting flutes. I also like the other Gardner Street flutes that flare out, but they’re $80 for the pair.
This all being said, I got these puppies cheap, and my thrifty pride is telling me to keep them, but the aethestic part of me wants to return them and buy something prettier.
Does anyone notice toasting flutes? Am I really going to care that I felt “Meh” about these when I opened them up on our wedding day?
Post # 3
@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
- 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
@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
Why do you need to have an emotional reaction to a glass?
We will just use whatever stemware our caterer provides.
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
@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
@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
@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
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 # 15
Thanks for guiding my crazy train into the sanity station, ladies! And with such speed/agility. 🙂
We’ll keep them, unless FI has some strange objection to them. He’s had opinions about wedding things that I didn’t think he would, so I never know! 😉
@pixiecat: LOL, good point. I just didn’t like them as much as I thought I was going to. It was more that than expecting some profound emotional attachment to a cup.
@Sea_Ashley: Another good point: when will we use them again? Maybe never…or anniversaries. I also bought us an engraved knife/server set but specifically bought one that could be put in the dishwasher because I actually plan to USE it after the wedding.
@remijp: Amen, sister! Also – woot Madison.
Post # 16
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