Who buys champagne flutes for bride and groom? That’s the question we’re tackling today in our latest Ask Emmaline submission. Bride-to-be Melissa was wondering if champagne flutes for bride and groom was a traditional gift given by someone specific, should se register for them, or buy them herself. She writes,
“I’m getting married in three months and realized we don’t have champagne flutes for toasting. We did not register for them (totally slipped my mind) but I was wondering who buys champagne flutes for bride and groom? Is it some traditional gift, or is it something we can just buy ourselves or register for? I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes here. Thanks!”
Who Buys Champagne Flutes for Bride and Groom?
Hey, Melissa! Great question. When it comes to who buys what for weddings, the rules have really changed a lot over the years. No one is responsible for buying you anything, really, and as far as we know there was never a tradition related specifically to the champagne flutes. However, sometimes a bride and groom will receive champagne flutes for toasting, usually a personalized set, since it makes such a nice gift. If you see a pair you like at the place you’ve registered (and everyone should be registered here because it has everything under the sun, even handmade!), be sure to add it to your list. It can’t hurt! Guests may not know if you already own a pair, so seeing one on your registry will tell them it is a gift you would like to receive. However, if you really want a set and do not receive one at your bridal shower, remove it from your registry and buy it yourself. (P.S. Questions about your registry? Read: 9 Wedding Registry Mistakes to Avoid).
If you’re wondering whether you need to buy champagne flutes for your wedding, technically your wedding venue will have them for you to use. But many couples wish to own a particular set to be used on anniversaries and for celebrating life’s victories together (whether you buy a new house, have a baby, ring in a new year, toast to happiness, health, etc.). And for a second, let me sideline this by telling you champagne flutes is something I wish I would have registered for back in the day. I never really even thought about it then. Andrew and I rarely drink champagne, but when we do it would be nice to have a pair from our wedding. It’s no big deal, as I can just pick out a favorite set now, but it’s something I wish I would have done, as it is something I would actually use. Or even like to have on display in my china cabinet. And I’m very picky about stuff like that (a bit Marie Kondo-esque). I guess champagne flutes really “spark joy” for me. :)
All this talk about personalized champagne flutes for the bride and groom inspired to see what was out there, so naturally I turned to one of my fave shops — Waterfall Designs. If you’ve been following our blog for awhile, you know how much we adore Sheena’s work. Her personalized champagne flutes and wine glasses are so pretty; I don’t know how she does it!
I especially love her stemless bridesmaid flutes but today I checked out the bride and groom flutes. And here’s what I found. Take a look!
Personalized Champagne Flutes for Wedding Toasts
My favorite set is this monogram style. It’s so classy and goes with any wedding theme or decor.
So, what do you think? Were you wondering who buys champagne flutes for bride and groom, or even things like a cake server or unity candle? It’s safe to say there are no rules and if you want something for your wedding, go ahead and buy it. You really know best whether you’ll use it or not. Anyways, leave your comments below. We’d love to hear from you!
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Get your own champagne flutes!
If you liked these champagne flutes, check out the Etsy shop or website to see the collection. You’ll find glassware for your entire bridal party, too! Waterfall Designs is a Featured Artist in The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride. ♥