Viola Crystal German Bridal Cup

$149.95 $139.95


Traditionally used in Germany to celebrate weddings, the German bridal cup represents the union between the couple as they start off their life together.  The swiveling cup and hollow dress are designed to allow both bride and groom to drink simultaneously and toast their wedding.

It is said that drinking from the bridal cup brings love, faithfulness and good luck to the wedding couple.  The legend of the bridal cup stems from centuries ago in old Nuernberg, Germany and is a story about how a powerful nobleman tried to prevent the marriage of his daughter to a goldsmith unless one condition could be met.

The Viola bridal cup is made of fine German crystal glass with a pewter bodice. There is plenty of room for engraving both areas of the skirt and top cup. She comes with a chiffon ribbon where a green wreath hangs with two ceramic hearts.

Because this bridal cup is made from glass, you have the option to have your engraving ordered with silver or gold fill.  To learn more about silver and gold fill, please see the Engraving Information tab above.

This bridal cup comes safely packed in a sturdy gift box suitable for storage. Includes a legendary brochure written in an Old English font explaining the story behind the tradition.

Need ideas on what to engrave?  View our most popular engraving phrases.

FREE engraving is an added bonus when you purchase the Viola bridal cup.  Please see the Engraving Information link to the left for details.

Additional information

Weight 20 oz

Engraving Information

Free Engraving:
Free engraving on this bridal cup includes two lines of text of up to 22 characters on each line. The engraving is done 3/4 way down on the front skirt area. Additional engraving on the skirt area is available at an additional charge of $10.00. The top cup area may also be optionally engraved.

Engraving Format:
All engraving lines are centered unless otherwise specified.  There are times we will use our own judgement and make changes to the engraving.  As an example, you may request all capital letters, but the font you chose would not look well in all caps.  We will never change your verbiage or font choice without contacting you first, however, we will correct punctuation mistakes.

Engraving Time:
The time it takes to engrave and ship your order is two weeks.  This can sometimes be shorter or longer depending on the time of the season.  A tracking number will be sent on the day your order ships.

Need By Date:
We ask for this so that we can be sure that we do not miss an important date or event.  We review your need by date and the shipping method you choose.  In some instances, we may need to contact you and upgrade your shipping method or process on a rush basis so that you receive your item in time.

Rush Orders:
If you need your order sooner than two weeks, you can choose the option to rush your order.  We also ask for the date you need your order by and we take that into account when you choose to rush your order.  We will contact you if necessary.

How to Provide Us with Additional Engraving Instructions:
You are able to provide additional information and engraving instructions when you go through the check-out process.  Please enter any information pertaining to your engraving in the “order notes” field which is found on the same page where you enter in your billing and shipping details.

Color Fill:
Color fill is a process in which we fill in the engraved lettering with a permanent silver or gold paint to enhance the appearance.  It is available on glass and ceramic surfaces only.

For example, if you are purchasing an item for a 50th Wedding Anniversary, you may choose to have gold color fill. Or if you are purchasing an item with a metal base and glass flute, you may choose to color fill the letters to match the color of the metal.  Overall, it will enhance the appearance of your item, making the text more visible and easier to read.  The below examples are from left to right: gold fill and silver fill.

Gold and Silver Fill
Gold and silver fill for glass and ceramic

We offer eight different fonts to choose from including Chancery, Lucida, Corsiva, Champagne, Times, Script MT, Old English and Engravers.  If you have a special font consideration, please contact us as we can usually engrave in other font styles as well.  Please see below for samples of the fonts we currently offer.

Engraving fonts
Font choices for engraving


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