(Closed) Are flutes/cake cutting sets worth it??

posted 6 years ago in Decor
  • poll: What would you do??
    Splurge, spend the money! You'll always remember them. : (13 votes)
    25 %
    Save some money with your second option. : (28 votes)
    54 %
    Other, I have a suggestion! : (11 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Sorry but I love the first option!!! They are Beautiful!!!.. I wasn’t going to get them myself but more and more am thinking about them… You don’t have to get them engraved and always pass them onto your children… maybe just put dates… and everyone add their dates to it too??

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m sure there are many who would disagree with me, but I probably would not spend the money on either. They are gorgeous, but I tend to think they would end up in a box somewhere unused. We did not order flutes or cake cutting sets for ours and I did not miss it…we have a lot of things to remember our wedding by, but I don’t think we would use those again.

    Post # 5
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    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We splurged on nice toasting flutes, actually a gift from my mom. But we didn’t buy a fancy cake cutting set to save money. We just used the in house (aka free) cutting set our venue had.

    Post # 6
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    1715 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We got flutes for free when we registered and are using the knife from our venue. We are having 2 forks engraved one bride and one groom as our special piece to keep forever. With my love of cake we can take them out every year at our aniversary to use them.

    Post # 7
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    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    If money’s not an issue, I say go for it! You could always display them on a little shelf or in a China cabinet or something so that they’re not just boxed up after the wedding. I’ve always thought it would be kind of neat to have a shelf with wedding photos and some other little things like cake topper, champagne flutes, etc.

    Post # 8
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    1370 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I wouldn’t purchase the expensive stuff either. We’re going to use regular champagne flutes. The cake cutting set I wouldn’t spend money on either. We’re using a sword to cut the cake (military tradition) that has already been arranged and is basically free.

    Post # 9
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    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think sets like these are a complete waste of money (sorry!). We used a normal knife and server to cut the “cake” (we actually had a pie) and we already had nice champagne flutes. I don’t see why I would need “special” versions. Out of all the different mementos you can keep from your wedding, I think these sets are the silliest.

    Post # 10
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    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    This is one of those things that show how different couples have different priorities. I would never pay extra for special flutes or cake cutters, because I just don’t care and don’t really like the ornate styles they come in anyway.

    But I did spend money on things that other people wouldn’t bother with – to each her own! So if you have the money and that’s a priority for you, go for it.

    Post # 11
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    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I bought a set similar to that one. While they’re gorgeous I don’t think they’re worth it. Mine are currently sitting in my china cabinet.

    Post # 12
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    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    If you really want them and money isn’t an issue, go for it. but remember, you will probably only use them this once, so is the money worth it?

    Luckily, Future Sister-In-Law bought our flutes and cake cutting set, had it personalized and I got to pick what I liked out of the options she gave me, she is giving this to me as a bridal shower gift, which I think is totally cool! Now I don’t have to worry about it and she doesn’t have to stress over a gift. ( She didn’t spend alot either, very affordable)

    Post # 13
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    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We didn’t have toasting flutes or fancy cake servers at all. I didn’t miss having them at the wedding to tell you the truth! We don’t drink champagne often at home, so I couldn’t think of many occasions when I would have brought them out since.

    Post # 14
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    4284 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Our glasses were half off at Hobby Lobby! Only reason I bought them. Our knife is a heirloom that the Fiance parents used 37 years ago at their wedding. We are just using a plain server.

    Post # 15
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    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @MM423:  I agree with this. Im getting my flutes and cake cutting set from orientaltrading.com. $16 for my flutes and they get to be personalized and I actually LOVE them. $20 for my cake cutting equip. 

    Post # 16
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If you don’t want to spend the money most venues will have flutes and cake cutting utensils for you to use. My mother bought them for us but with all the confusion I forgot to drop them off at the venue when I brought up some other things. I didn’t think twice about them on the day of and still have some great toasting and cake cutting pictures. I have out flutes on display in the house and we use them now for special occasions.

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