(Closed) Simple or fancy crystal stemware: which did you choose? Post pics!

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

We registered for a moderate-priced cut crystal, from Mikasa.  We registered for (and received 10 flutes, 8 goblets and 6 water glasses) the Agena pattern: 


Then, we registered for a non-lead crystal set of wine glasses.  They are called Son-HYX by Luigi Bormioli. They are great for “every day” because they are durable but still beautiful (and not too expensive). 


I’m really happy with our choice: because while we won’t use the cut crystal everyday, I will use the SON-HYX glasses very regularly.  I initially wanted Riedel because my Mom’s cut crystal (cheap though) has always broken and she’s down to like 3 glasses left… and she had Riedel that seemed sturdy.  I’ve seen her break 2 Riedel glasses now, and it’s like $75/pair for those suckers… so I couldn’t justify it. 



Post # 4
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We registed for this: 

Here’s the link:  http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?BRN=1&sku=18747812&

We didn’t register for all of the fancy glasses we just registered for two sets of the glasses pictured above (so we’d have 8 glasses total).  They look really nice online and we wanted something that was nice, but not too expensive as won’t use them all the time.  With that said, I knew I wanted some glasses *shrugs*  I like the simplicity of the design and from what I’ve heard they’re good!


Post # 5
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We went with Riedel.  We wanted some crystal, but didn’t find any patterns that we liked at the stores we looked in.  Riedel was moderately priced and widely available, which is why we went with it.

We’ll be getting some champagne glasses by Orrefors (spelling?) at Christmas (Not the Lagerfield ones!).  

We also drink a lot of wine and (not shockingly) the Riedels are way, way more awesome than the Ikea glasses we had!  The ones we have are pricey, but not enough to make me cry if they get broken.  I think most are about $30/glass.  Hopefully I didn’t jinx myself just now!

Post # 6
5662 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We registered for Tour at Crate and Barrel. I am not a fan of cut crystal personally. I never think it looks nice for a long period of time and gets outdated, it’s also heavy. I wanted something I could use for girls nights OR a full thanksgiving dinner with a set table. We received all 12 of our water goblets, white wine, red wine and 6 champagne.


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