(Closed) Cake knife and server?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

If you think $39 is too expensive to pay for them, then no, it’s not worth it.  You almost NEVER use them, so you may as well go for the Walmart special!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I "borrowed" the set my parents used for their wedding.  Totally economically with spectacular sentimental value.  (we even just used it to cut our first year anniversary cake.  the cake knife has my parents initials and wedding date engraved on one side, and i hope to have ours engraved on the other one day…even if its after the fact. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We bought ours from theknot.com shop.  Something around $15 engraved. Might have been a sale but they have them all the time.

Sarah

Edited to add: there’s a picture of them on my blog if you click on my username.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

and for some fun visuals here’s the "borrowed" knife in action at the wedding and again for our anniversary.

 

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

poop- the images just wont appear for some reason.  

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We’re just planning on using whatever our caterer has on hand to cut the cake.  I don’t think it’s a big deal, and there are other things I’d rather spend the money on.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

First of all – I don’t think it’s really that important what you cut the cake with…most people will not even notice. 

We did the same thing *beesknees* did – my Mom had their set engraved with their names and wedding date.  Then she had it engraved with our names and wedding date.  She passed it down to us and (hopefully) we will pass it down someday.  

Free.  Sentimental.  Perfect! [attachment=192319,15881]

Post # 11
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Newbee

I picked up a simple set with plain white handles (which I’m tying ribbon and raphia to) at Crate and Barrel for about $14 CDN.

 

They were exactly what I was looking for.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Do you have an indoor swapmeet nearby?  Try searching there otherwise I would also go with borrowing them from someone. 

 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think $39.99 is a bit too much.  I didn’t even think about a cake server and knife until my mom offered for me to use hers.  That works for me for all the more I’ll be serving cake in a formal setting. 

I really don’t think many people are going to pay attention to what you’re cutting cake with. So, if you’re worried that someone will notice its the $4 walmart one, I’d doubt it.

 Good luck with your decision!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We spent about $40-45 for ours. They were from Pottery Barn and I just had to have them. They were engraved with our initial. We haven’t used them again, but will this weekend when we cut our anniversary cake. I would like to start that tradition of cutting our anniversary cake, and I hope to pass them down some day. Here’s a picture:

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