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Jennifer
VIP May 2012

Toasting Flutes... why?

Jennifer, on December 21, 2011 at 11:35 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 39

Ok Stupid question.... but are these really important? When are they used? Just during dinner, but doesnt the hall provide wine glasses? Or is it a picture opprotunity kind of thing? If that is the case could people post some pictures with them?

I know dumb question but I have really been wondering, so what better place to get the real answer!!!!

39 Comments

Latest activity by Caitlin, on December 23, 2011 at 1:52 AM
  • Mrs. S™
    Master October 2011
    Mrs. S™ ·
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    In fact, I was wondering the same.

    I think it's a photo-op particularly for people who have a champagne toast.

    Our venue provided flutes and they were by the cake. But neither one of us likes champagne so the flutes were just sitting on the cake table the whole night. Oh well, at least we didn't pay for them.

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  • Brandie
    VIP September 2011
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    They are usually used to toast after the speech's but our's was off schedule so we ended up on the dance floor during the speech and went with the drink we had in hand at the moment. We borrowed my parents because for me it was just one more thing I didn't need to spend money on and turns out we didn't even use them!

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  • Kerri
    Super July 2011
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    I never used them, I thought they were a waste of money. No one cares what you use to toast. I think more than anything, they're just a keepsake for the couple.

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  • Ashley
    VIP December 2011
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    I think they're totally unnecessary unless you're a champagne drinker and would like some nice ones for your house. I'd suggest either borrowing from a friend/family member, or finding cheap ones.

    I absolutely refused to spend any money on toasting flutes since DH and I don't drink champagne at all (toasted w/ wine & beer). But my mom was pretty insistent that we have nicer glasses for pictures (see below - I admit, they do look nicer). So, we compromised & borrowed my brother's/SIL toasting flutes they used @ their wedding. We only used them for the toasts - we drank from the plastic cups the rest of the night. Really - it's up to you & what you want. I wouldn't have had them if my mom didn't get these from my brother.



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  • Pumpkin's Sunshine
    Master October 2011
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    Mine were a gift otherwise I would not have had anything special.

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  • Anonymous
    Devoted June 2012
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    I am not purchasing these either, but i was curious about this as well! So glad somebody else asked Smiley smile

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  • Mrs. Strong!!!
    VIP May 2012
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    These are the glasses FH and I got. These are for whatever we're drinking and they fit in with the country charm we're kind of going for. Our colors are red and black, so I'll probably put some nice ribbons around the stems. I'll totally be drinking my jack and coke in mine. LOL


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  • Hayley C™
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    Or something for you to drink out of every year on your anniversary.

    I also think they are VERY expensive - especially some of the "themed" ones.

    However, I do suggest you have SOME kind of special glass that is different than the rest of the crowd to have your drinks poured in. I would take 2 sips of my drink, then someone would want to dance or get a picture and I would place my drink down on a table. Then when I would go back to find my drink, I had No Idea which was mine. Off to the bar for another. I think I had 3 or 4 drinks laying around with only 4 sips in them by the end of the night because I kept losing mine.

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  • Mrs. Strong!!!
    VIP May 2012
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    @ Hayley C, exactly my reason for the ball jars up there. There's no mistaking who's glass it is.

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  • Future Mrs. P
    Super October 2012
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    I thought they were for decor purposes. To look good. I personally won't waste money on buying expensive ones. If I come across a set on clearance I'll snatch it up.

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  • Jen H.
    Master October 2012
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    I got some cheap flutes from a store going out of business. Figured I'd price what it costs to engrave them. Then toss on a bow with our colors or something. Viola! Keepsake toasting flutes for el cheapo!

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  • Jen P.
    Master January 2012
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    We're just getting some pretty ones from Pier 1, I think they're less than $7 each. If I had to give something up though, it would be them because they really aren't all that necessary(though the ones I want ARE pretty)

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  • Jennifer
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    Lol I guess any question a person has, someone else has wondered it too! Glad to see I'm not the only one. Ok I'll ask around to see if I can borrow some. We don't drink champagne, but they do look a bit better in pictures so if I can find some to borrow I shall!

    Thanks everyone!!

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  • P
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    I don't now why people literally buy the and give it a a favor for their guest. FH friend and FSIL had that. I only took it from my FH friends wedding. Had it in the cup board for 2 yrs collecting dust so I threw it out. I think y FH has his one. I think it's a waste of money. I will never consider that as a favor. I don't even drink wine nor so I drink chanpaign. I'm going to check if he still has his and I'll post a pic

    I'm only getting it for my FH and I and that's it

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  • Jen P.
    Master January 2012
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    LOL Mrs. Montoya! I LOVE your expression in the last photo!
    My co-worker used to do that.. only he'd balance his BABY standing up. Scared the living bejeezuz out of me!

    Stupid posts are posting out of order?

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  • Mrs. Montoya!!!
    VIP October 2011
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    Basically for photos. Usually after the cake cutting you do the flutes. Here are my pics!



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  • Mrs. Montoya!!!
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    A couple silly ones



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  • Spring Bride
    Expert March 2012
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    I'm using ones I already have that are part of a set. Otherwise I was just going to use the ones at the venue. I'm also using the venue's serving knife, etc. for the cake.

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  • A
    Super March 2012
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    I got mine from the thrift store...I think it is silly to spend alot of money of toasting flutes...plus I don't even drink...but to each is own.

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  • Monica
    Expert May 2012
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    We actually got ours at Ikea. Nothing super special, since we don't really drink and I just don't understand the point of them. They were like $4 for 2 of them.

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