Can we have guests pour their own drinks for toasts?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I dont think so!  The event seems informal, should be fine!

Post # 3
20 posts

I don’t think it’s bad for to have the sign. However, since it is a casual affair I think just making an announcement prior to doing the toasts to let everyone know to get a beverage ready would be just fine. Also, if not many people are going to drink champagne I would skip the flutes all together except for some on the side for those that do want champagne and for you and your hubby and just let everyone toast with the beverage they already have. 

Post # 5
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it would be helpful to have a couple of family members go around with bottles to make sure everyone has a glass.  It will probably help to move things along.

Post # 6
3217 posts
Sugar bee

louisianablue:  What you said.

If you make an announcement, then guests are going to take a while to get over to the drink stand, line up, get a drink. 

I’d expidite the champagne, or just have guests toast with what they’ve got.

Post # 7
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We had a semi casual reception and just assumed people had drinks they’d toast with. No flutes, just cups. I doubt anyone thought twice about it. So go for it!

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