My favorite personalized wedding item – champagne flutes

After Andrew and I decided to have a small destination wedding at the beach I searched for nautical themed items.  Our honeymoon was a cruise which fit us perfectly.  Considering it was our third cruise in ten months I would say it is our favorite way to travel.  When I saw these anchor champagne flutes I fell in love with them.  Oriental Trading offered me the chance to review a few items and this set of personalized wedding flutes were on my must-have list.

Personalized Chapagne Flutes for WeddingAlthough it is extremely rare for Andrew and I to drink I wanted the flutes as a keepsake.  Plus for a first toast what better wine glass than one with your names and wedding date engraved on them?

pouring wine for wedding toast

After our reception we went back down to the beach for photos at sunset.  We took the bottle of wine with us to the beach and shared our first toast privately next to the ocean.  I cannot imagine a better way of doing it.  Andrew poured the wine for both of us while our photographer captured the moment.

bride and groom first toast

After a long day of getting ready, having our beach ceremony, celebrating with our immediate family and close friends at our lunch reception, eating cake and hanging by the pool with everyone for more visiting – we probably deserved that bottle of wine.  However, to be honest, we only took a few sips.  Neither of us even finished our one glass.  We were so eager to capture more beautiful ocean photos before the sun went down that we posed for photos, crossed our arms and toasted to our official union.

bride and groom kiss during toast

The personalized wedding flutes mean a lot to us.  Not only did they look good in photos and serve their purpose on our wedding day but they are a keepsake that will remind us of our special moments on the beach.  I feel like by having our wedding champagne flutes engraved they mean more to us.  The personalization of our names and wedding date etched into the glass truly does give them that extra special touch.  Unlike other regular wine glasses which we would have never paid attention to, let alone keep.

beach wedding toast

I was impressed with the amount of time it took Oriental Trading to ship our glasses once they were ordered.  The etching of our names and date along with the anchor looks great.  We have washed them twice now and they are still in mint condition.  None of the etching was damaged.  I plan to display them on a shelf and hopefully I’ll find a special occasion to use them again before our anniversary.  Maybe New Year’s Eve.

Did you have personalized wedding flutes for your special day?  What was your favorite item from your wedding?

Full Disclosure: I received the set of two personalized champagne flutes for my wedding complimentary from Oriental Trading to facilitate my review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

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  1. I actually got married in Vegas, so I have very few momentos from my big day. I have the memories, though!

    • MommaDJane says:

      Our wedding consisted of about 30 people including us and our five kids. We did a small ceremony that was technically a destination wedding since it was a five hour drive to the closet beach. Honestly these champagne flutes are one of the few items we still have from that day. The only items are shells we collected. I wouldn’t change it either. The big wedding was too much stress.

  2. I love personalized items. It is also the best gift to give your friends or family or really have everything already, cause they won’t have this!
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  3. Those flutes look lovely. We were traditional – we gave out sets of votive candles with silver hearts embossed on them, along with personalized matches and a bag of 5 Jordan almonds with a note talking about why 5 and the symbolism of them in the Italian tradition.
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  4. Great idea! I love your dress, so romantic. I use oriental trading for work items.
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    • MommaDJane says:

      Thank you, Jessica. I was going for the vintage lace look. I just loved the dress, it was simple like I wanted. I also order other items from Oriental Trading but our wedding was the first time we had anything personalized.

  5. Those are really pretty. My friend has been doing them with etching cream from home.
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    • MommaDJane says:

      I need to try an etching kit at home. I read another blog tutorial yesterday on that for mirrors. I saved it to attempt for a nice decor item.

  6. I’m all about the small wedding. These wedding flutes are a great personal touch.
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  7. I love our personalized flutes. I’m always so sad when I see a set for sale at Goodwill…
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    • MommaDJane says:

      Oh wow, do people really buy them used at Goodwill if they are personalized with someone’s name and wedding date on it?

  8. Those flutes are so special! Congrats to you… your wedding pictures are beautiful!

  9. No real mementos here. We had our wedding funds stolen so we ended up at the courthouse. Maybe we will do a wedding for a vow renewal.
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  10. Those are beautiful and would make great gifts. We had a personalized knife for cutting our cake.
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  11. What adorable champagne glasses!! I love the anchor sketching on the side!
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  12. not something I’d expect from Oriental Trading. They did a great job
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  13. I had personalized flutes at my wedding, but we didn’t serve alcohol! They just looked so nice in pictures, I had to have them for our punch. Your flutes are so beautiful. I love the anchor motif!

    • MommaDJane says:

      We didn’t serve alcohol at the reception either. We almost forgot, honestly. So we bought an inexpensive bottle of wine for our toast but didn’t even drink it. We laugh about it now.

  14. Aww, you two are so cute, I love your photos! I love the flutes too – very pretty. *
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  15. Well I am not married as yet, but I will definitely have personalized wedding items. I love to keep little mementos of special moments and occasions in my life. :)
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  16. I love your wedding pictures girl! Sounds like a great wedding and a great way to remember that very special day when you became husband and wife.
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  17. I love personalized items. I love receiving them and I love gifting them as well. Your pics are beautiful

  18. We had personalized shot glasses at our wedding. We still have a bunch left. A favorite for sure :)
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    • MommaDJane says:

      Our shot glasses didn’t turn out that great. They came with a printed sticker on them instead of the glass being etched. :-(

  19. Personalized champagne flutes are a super cute idea for a wedding! I’m making a pair for my sister-in-law and future brother-in-law for their wedding in 2016. :)
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  20. Those are beautiful. We had pretty glasses, but not personalized like this. Now I wish we would have.

  21. Congratulations! I’m so glad your glasses arrived on time and that they were perfect for your special moments!
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  22. Those are lovely! The anchor is cute AND meaningful – great idea. I got married at the Beverly Hills courthouse so no we don’t have any decorations. But I do have the flower arrangement my mother made for our reception :)

  23. Congratulations on your wedding. I like the idea of the personalized flutes!
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  24. We didnt have a “wedding” we got married in my MIL living room…. with the minister and 2 witnesses and our 2 kids (and one in the belly) we are going to be having the real thing eventually, just so I can have my dress…. so I won’t be able to answer until then but I love your flutes so super cute!

  25. I used simple flutes and added fine wire and bead work to the stems to make them special!
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  26. Those glasses are such a nice momento. You look beautiful!
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  27. We just got bought some for a 40th anniversary gift. Never a bad time for a personalized gift!

  28. Those are so pretty, they would be nice as a shower gift to for my daughters baby shower. I could add the babies name and shower date.
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  29. Fast shipping with personalized items is DEFINITELY worth mentioning because it’s not common. I think personalized flutes are a great idea.

  30. Congratulations, beautiful photos!! I love those glasses and the anchor on them!
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  31. I love these wedding flutes. I love using personalized items for all kinds of occasions.

  32. That’s very nice! Be sure to break them out on your wedding anniversary.
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  33. These are cute! Ours just said bride and groom on them.

  34. These are really great photos! The champagne flutes are awesome, I really love the personalization!
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  35. I love these photos! It looks like you both had such a great time.

  36. Beautiful photos! The flutes are really nice too. :)

  37. Love the flutes! Your pics are so gorgeous!
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  38. Very cute idea for personalized glasses.

  39. So cute! I actually etch wine bottles as a hobby! I love the little personal touches!
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