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.
Although 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.