Post # 1
Has anyone NOT used a cake cutting/serving set and toasting glasses? I’m having to majorly scale back and was wondering if I could get away with using regular glasses and whatever the hotel provides to cut the cake.
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
Haven’t had our wedding yet, but we registered for toasting flutes and a cake cutter/serving set. I figure someone will see them on the registry and get them for the shower. If not, we’ll just go with a cheap set, or perhaps see if there are any that we can borrow from friends/family that got married recently.
Post # 3
msfreemis: This is definitely one area where you can cut back. The venue can provide you with two champagne glasses. You can “personalize” them with a bit of ribbon, a string of pearls- whatever works for you. You could even take two chalkboard stickers on which you have already written “Bride” and “Groom” with a chalk pen, and have the venue stick them on the glasses. No one will ever know.
Cake cutting sets could be borrowed from anyone- parents, grandparents, friends etc- or just go with the ones available from the caterer.
Post # 4
julies1949: good ideas. I actually already purchased them, but was seriously thinking about returning them. Right now I’m very concerned we won’t be able to cover the venue/food by the deadline, so all the other nicle and dime expenses gotta go.
@hyzenthlay: excellent idea as well, but I’m a 38-year old, second time bride who’s lived with my fiance for 2 1/2 years, so we will be skipping all the showers and parties and what-not. Going to end up being a no-frills afair
Post # 5
I would definitely suggest having some sort of cake cutting and serving set, whether its borrowed from other relatives or just a plin set yu would use at home. You wouldn’t want to get stuck if the venue doesn’t have anything! Toasting glasses really don’t matter though, we didn’t use any and I highly doubt anyone noticed.
Post # 6
msfreemis: My cake server was stolen at our wedding, and although I got a great discount for them and was planning on using them at home, I just regretted it sense it’s no use to me now…but that is more of a situation then a opinion
Post # 7
We aren’t planning on getting toasting flutes or a cake serving set. It seems like a waste of money since both are things we’ll never use again.
I might see if my mum has some from her wedding to borrow but I honestly couldn’t care any less if we have them or not.
Post # 8
I think it seems like a huge waste of money. I’ve never noticed them at a wedding I’ve attended. We do have a fancy cake cutting knife, but that is only because my fiance’s grandma offered us to use the knife she used to cut her wedding cake. She had an amazing marriage (his grandpa died a year before I met him, but from stories they were majorly in love to his last day), the knife is gorgoues, and she is someone I adore, so of course I’ll use that. We we toast in whatever glass that all our guests will have.
Post # 9
I did want pretty glasses and a pretty cake cutter. I did not or would not pay the high dollar price the “wedding world” puts on them.
I went to some thrift stores. I found 2 cut crystal goblets for $2.00 a piece, and I found a sterling silver cake server/knife ( very lovely) for $5.00.
Done. Pictures were pretty, and no one said ” ugh, did you see that thrift store stuff she bought”……..
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
You definitely don’t need special toasting glasses. We didn’t even do a champagne toast – we just toasted with whatever everyone was already drinking.
As for the cake cutting set, I got ours for like $20 on eBay. But you definitely don’t “need” one!
Post # 11
I’m not planning on either unless someone just randomly gives us one. We’re not over budget or anything (in fact, we don’t have a budget) but it just seems like something else to buy and then store. I’m sure our venue has a cake server and two champagne glasses we can toast out of!
Post # 12
Just some of the many many things no one will notice. I bought dollar store glasses and decorated them myself. Looked fine. Pretty sure they didnt even make it into the pictures and no one cared. Dont waste your money.
I used the knife the venue had. Who the hell notices what you use to cut a cake anyway?
Post # 13
Our cake baker let us use her cake serving set and we just used the champagne flutes that the hotel provided. We don’t drink so I didn’t see the point of purchasing toasting flutes.
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
msfreemis: Skip it. For my first wedding I bought toasting flutes and a knife set but we forgot them in the hotel room and they never got used. For my second wedding we just used a regular knife to cut the cake and regular glasses to toast.
Post # 15
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
Definitely don’t splurge on those – they’re so so overrated. I resold our toasting glasses immediately after our wedding, and we kept the cake serving set to use for special holidays (like cutting pies at Thanksgiving) and have only used it twice in the last year and a half. I bought ours off eBay for $10 or $15, but I wouldn’t spend much on something you will likely use only once!