Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams (Minus the Caviar Part)

Lately I have been having a love affair with old-fashioned coupe champagne glasses. They always look so classy in old movies like Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman:


I decided a few months ago that there won’t be any modern toasting flutes for Mr. Cupcake and me at our wedding, and so began the hunt for the perfect coupe champagne glasses to go along with our vintage vibe.

I have seen lots of these on ebay and at secondhand shops, but they’re usually a little too casual looking and I wanted something with a bit more flair than this:

Image from Wikipedia

Yet a bit less expensive than this:

$232 (plus shipping) for a set of 8 on ebay$45 per glass (plus shipping) on ebay

I was surprised to find that Waterford makes a really lovely coupe glass, but of course, these are not available at any of our 3 registry locations, and I’m too cheap to buy ‘em myself ;-) :

Waterford Crystal Lismore Essence Champagne Saucer,
$79.50 each at Neiman Marcus

While taking a walk to get some lunch the other day with a few co-workers, we happened upon these cool coupe glasses with a really pretty silver flower and leaf design in the window of a local secondhand shop:

Sorry, I still haven’t replaced my crappy camera
and this was the best shot I could get without a flash!

I went inside to check them out, and they were $46.50 for the set of six (and completely lovely). Although the stem is pretty short and I was picturing something a bit taller, I decided that the charming design outweighs any concern I have about the stem, and I love that they’re actually vintage (although I’m unsure of how old they really are). I can totally picture Mr. Cupcake and me toasting with these on our wedding day, so I bit the bullet and bought them!

Here is another photo that I took with the flash, which unfortunately creates some annoying reflections, but you can get a better idea of what the silver design looks like.


Has anyone else been on the hunt for the perfect vintage coupe champagne glasses?

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Mrs. Cupcake

Location:
Philadelphia
Wedding Date:
September 2014
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    Laura, Guest @ 12:54 pm

    We’re using Vera Wang champagne saucers as our toasting glasses. They are beautiful and I fell in love with them instantly.

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    psu01, Guest @ 1:16 pm

    We were really lucky- my grandma had a beautiful set that passed on to my mom, so we were able to use them for toasting :-)

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    Jen, Guest @ 1:53 pm

    We got some fancy crystal champagne glasses and unfortunately my MIL accidently dropped and broke one the morning of the wedding.
    Whoops!
    Those are really cute (and original and a great deal!)

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    endb, Guest @ 2:07 pm

    As it happens, this is the only type of champagne flute our venue provides! I’m sure they’re more of the plain-jane variety you pictured first, but c’est la vivre. I’m happy to have them! Love that they’re vintage and a bit different than today’s norm.

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    Bizz1011 82 posts, Worker bee @ 2:35 pm

    We registered for Vera wang champagne saucers too. They’re $40/glass (nearly half of what the waterford ones cost). I looove the vintage look of saucers, too!

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    GetMarried4Less 911 posts, Busy bee @ 2:46 pm

    these are lovely! very pretty…and i love how they are a set of six so your can entertain with them ect.

    our toasting flutes are of the tall variety. i liked the shape of them enough and they were a score at $6.

    they are supposed to say “Mr” and “Mrs” in a very delicate etching that’s about….ahh….18pt font. but on close inspection they read “Mr.” and “Mr.”

    i found this hilarious and snapped them up. i think it will give me a giggle during the actual toast. :)

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    cupcake 1456 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:55 pm

    @Laura and @Bizz1011: can you give me the link to the Vera Wang saucers? I have yet to see these and I’m so curious!

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    Kate, Guest @ 3:10 pm

    You’ve heard the “legendary” connection between the coupe and Marie Antoinette’s breasts, right?

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    Mrs. SKI, Guest @ 3:52 pm

    I purchased a pair of “Depression Era Pink Princess Glass Coupe Champagne Glasses” from Ebay and I love them! *whew* They are so delicate and classy and match my theme nicely.

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    Erin, Guest @ 12:05 pm

    FI and I became quite obsessed with this style of champagne glass when we were simply bf/gf. We searched and searched for affordable and the perfect shape. For Christmas 2 years ago, I received 24 of them from Libbey Glass in the smallest style they make.

    They also double for little dessert dishes.

    Now, will we splurge on nicer ones for the wedding? Prob not.

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    LittleMissBride, Guest @ 12:36 pm

    We’re using toasting glasses like the ones you posted above! They’re actually my PARENTS toasting glasses from their wedding!! And one is engraved BRIDE and the other GROOM. I’m so happy they preserved those and we can use them!

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    purple nike+heels, Guest @ 7:51 pm

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