Thanks for the good wishes and the advice!
I did the centerpieces for our engagement party and though there was now problem with the bowls breaking, we did have trouble because the door to the outside kept getting opened and shut (the beer and soda was out there) and so the candles kept getting blown out. We all had a great time anyway though and our mothers were so surprised that they got to keep the decorations so they were happy.
And check out what my husband-to-be's aunt surprised us with for the toast!http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/602-2677039-8783866?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B0000AQK52
The colors are slightly different (more pastel-ish) but this ad captures the length and design of the glasses and their holder. We were so totally excited! We are gonna display them on our kitchen table and use them as an excuse to drink wine and champagne much more often!