Whether it is for a wedding, housewarming party, or just your annual family Christmas celebration, the idea of serving champagne or a unique cocktail is a special treat for your guests. Renting glasses can be expensive, and you are responsible if anything gets broken. There are the plastic varieties, but if you are looking for something a little classier, you should consider looking at wholesalers who specialize in glassware and particularly champagne flutes.
Many of these places exist online, but there are a few things they all have in common. Here is how to get your deal in bulk.
Most wholesalers have a limit that you must purchase in order to get the bulk rate, usually at least a dozen. If you only want eight glasses, you still might be better off buying the dozen. It never hurts to have a couple of spares around for unexpected guests or the occasional accident. However, a few sites sell glasses by the dozen only, so you must purchase in quantities of twelve. In this case, you might consider going in with another party and splitting the cost, increasing the savings for both of you.
Many of these wholesale sites also offer printing on the glasses, usually for an additional fee. This is a perfect idea for wedding, christenings, or retirement parties. Then at the end of the night, guests can leave with their glass as a memento of the event.
There are many different styles of flutes and glasses available, so the choices go beyond the standard champagne glass. If you are buying several dozen, you might be able to get two or three different styles to mix things up at your party. If you are only buying one dozen glasses, check the website to see the company's policy on mixing and matching in small quantities.
Finally, if you are looking for something really out of the ordinary, maybe for a bachelorette party or an over-the-hill birthday party, some sites offer novelty glasses. These glasses come equipped with flashing lights or dramatic colors. When you buy this type of glass, it is certain to be the focal point of the event, and something your guests will talk about for years to come.
Whatever style of glass you are purchasing, buying in bulk could be the ticket you are looking for to create a memorable event now with leftovers for events to come.