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Poll: Borrowed or bought?

Did you/are you planning on buying your own toasting flutes and cake cutting set or borrowing them?

Re: Poll: Borrowed or bought?

  • Blonde407Blonde407 member
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    edited December 2011
    We bought but if we wouldn't have found our stuff so cheap (makasa (spelling) outlet was closing so we got both SUPER cheap) I would have borrowed.  We didn't toast with our glasses... we had beers in our hands at the time and forgot we were suppose to use them lol and our cake cutting... well that is kind of nice having I guess.  We used them when we cut our anniversary cake.
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  • edited December 2011
    These are two details that nobody really notices unless the flutes/serving set are way over the top, jewel encrusted etc. You may find the flutes useful, if you wanted to toast on your anniversary or something, and make a nice keepsake... But the way I see it, we're going to have so many other little trinkets from the wedding, the flutes will probably just collect dust. The cake serving set is a waste of money in my opinion, nobody even sees this detail (your hand will be covering most of it!) So, this is something we are definitely going to skip, and just use the venue's set. The flutes seem like a better keepsake in my opinion.
  • edited December 2011
    I'm pretty sentimental and totally see myself celebrating our anniversary with our cake from Heather :)  So, to me, yes I want to buy them. I think it depends on the person though...
  • cjbwifey2010cjbwifey2010 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm sentimental too and would do the same as pp!
  • edited December 2011
    I found a place out by me that I am gettting the flutes, matching serving set, guestbook, and pen for $60. They are really cute and even though FI will be toasting with sparkling grape juice we will still enjoy having them. (I am really sentimental!)
  • edited December 2011
    Neither I am stealing them...LOL Fis parents own a party store so I am going to get them there. I could go either way on the subject thought.
  • edited December 2011
    Our flutes were a shower gift from my grandmother -- we just used the venue's cake cutting set since nobody would spend the $300 on the Waterford one I wanted and I didn't want to spend even $45 on a set I was just settling for.
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  • edited December 2011
    my parents are gifting us the serving set, because they really wanted to have a set engraved for us. They also offered to get us matching toasting flutes as well, but FMIL offered up the ones from her wedding to FI's dad. They're traditional silver goblets, and she wants to have our names added below theirs and have them become a family heirloom. If it weren't for our moms, we'd just be toasting with the beers in our hands and using whatever the venue had. But I do think its a really nice gesture, and I look forward to having both as keepsakes. We'd probably use the cake set just as everyday serving items though, not just for anniversaries.
  • bluepoet2007bluepoet2007 member
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    edited December 2011
    We bought our flutes from Overstock, and a bridesmaid bought us the cake cutting set from our registry. We love baking and we have a handpainted cake stand already, so we'll def. use the serving set after the wedding :) The flutes will be good for parties or holidays.
  • edited December 2011
    We received our toasting flutes as a gift at our engagement party from my MIL.  She felt really strongly that we should have Waterford flutes engraved for all our pre-wedding and wedding festivities.  I definitely didn't think it was as big of a deal as she did, but now that we have them I do love them.  My mom gave me our cake set (which I did pick out and love from Vera Wang) as a bridal shower gift.  I guess they are both fairly unimportant in the grand scheme of things, but if you're sentimental it would certainly be nice to have for future anniversaries and such.  I know we used our flutes for a 1st anniv toast :)
  • katdeckatdec member
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    edited December 2011
    I initially had not registered for them but my mom asked me to because one of my relatives wants to get them for us. BTW, this is the only thing my mom has butted in on so I was the good daughter and did it :o) Champagne is my drink of choice and it will be at the bar all night so I do plan on getting some good use.I also registered for the cake cutting set, I love to bake and I don't see why I wouldn't use them again. If you really do not care, then I would borrow them.
  • ericak926ericak926 member
    First Anniversary First Comment
    edited December 2011
    We are having a martini bar so we aren't doing a champange toast and won't need the flutes. They aren't really important to us. Neither is the cake cutting set so we are probably going to borrow someones. If they are important to you or you plan on using them again then you should get one otherwise it is an added expense and junk that will sit in your house collecting dust.
  • sunflowr0803sunflowr0803 member
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    edited December 2011
    My mom bought us our Waterford flutes for a shower gift. :) But I didn't care so much about the cake set - so I just borrowed my mom's cake knife from her wedding. We didn't even have a server. haha
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  • edited December 2011
    I am sentimental...the knife and server were given to us by a close friend and we bought Tiffany toasting flutes. =)
  • edited December 2011
    My mom (and dad) gave them to us as a gift.  They are nice and H wanted a cake set anyhow (he's a big baker).  I don't think they were terribly expensive.
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