Post # 1
So Fiance and I went downtown walking around today, and we decided to look at some champagne flutes and cake cutter sets…I was completely content with my initial choice of Kate Spade ‘Grave Avenue” at $60/set …nice and simple and I love bows.
Then Fiance goes, let’s swing by bloomingdale’s and look too. Now I am in love with the Swarovski champagne flutes…at $390/set it’s way too frivalous for us. But I love the crystals inside the stem…I don’t care for the crystal base…which I think is what also drives the cost way up. Any suggestions of similar flutes but not similar price tag? Thanks!
Post # 3
Lenox has a set called the “Jubilee Pearl”.
I actually gave these as a gift for a wedding I went to (along with champagne) and the bride, who ALSO wanted the Swarovski flutes originally LOVED them.
They are available at Macy’s for a great price. Not crystals but a similar feel:
With a coupon you could probably get them for at least $7.00 less.
Post # 4
@LuckyJuls: those are super cute and a great price too! but i’m really in love with the bling! thank you!
Post # 5
the have very simalar ones at Michaels but I cant find them online.
Post # 6
I too made the mistake of looking at those Swarovski flutes!!! If you wait for the right sale at bloomingdales you can walk away with paying a little less. They will probably have their “buy more save more” sale soon with the holidays. And if you don’t have a store card already you can get 15% off on top of whatever sale they’re running that day. I shop there frequently and waited for the “right” sale, I believe I paid less than $250 net including tax for the flutes…
Post # 7
@CrispyRN: No problem. Figured it was worth a shot.
I checked ebay to see if they had any decent prices and they are all in the $315.00 range upwards. Maybe keep an eye out there?
The PP is also right about Bloomingdales. They run great sales. Black Friday excursion? lol.
IF we’re getting technical, you could open that card and have about 45 days (or six weeks until you have to pay it). If you put aside, say $40 dollars a week for the flutes instead of something else in your budget, it might not feel so bad and would only technically be around $150 (or less if you can save more).
Post # 8
Hi I am just like you I fell in love with the swarovski ones, but would never spend that much. 4 years ago Lennox made the Jubilee line with crystals in the stems instead of the pearls, but were asked by Swarovski to stop selling them. I was lucky I snagged a set back when my friend was planning her wedding to save for my upcoming wedding. I knew at some point in life I would get married so I needed to have them. =)They were purchased for the same price as the pearl set. I would try looking on ebay for them I have seen them on there because I thought about purchasing another set. Or just googling them maybe someone will be selling theirs.
They look just like the swarovski ones just with a less fancy base. Good Luck on finding them!
Post # 9
I’m planning on getting the Swarovski ones 🙂 it’s so funny, my Fiance hates the idea of spending tons of money on the wedding and then is totally fine with spending almost $400 on a pair of flutes. It makes me laugh, but I love them so I’m totally fine with it!
Post # 10
I fell in love with the Swarovski ones too but can not justify spending $400 on them…that is ridic. So, I found these and they are sparkly and beautiful, plus you can have them engraved on the website as well. Pictures do not do them justice – they are SO sparkly!
Post # 11
Working in a department store i get to see beautiful products. One of which are these beauties! Royal Doulton crystal toasting flutes with Swarovski Gems. Im extremly lucky to have my collegues gift these to H2B and I as an engagement present
Post # 12