(Closed) Champagne in Wine Glasses?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Personally, a glass is a glass is a glass 😉 The only thing I’ll say is the reason champagne flutes are quite long and skinny is to limit how fast the bubbles escape, the larger the area of champagne exposed to the air in the glass, the faster the bubbles go. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Claxton Farm

Are you just having champagne for the toast or are you serving champagne throughout the evening? If champagne is one of your cocktail options, you could divide your wine glass allotment and do half flutes and half wine glasses. Just a thought!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Eh, while technically a glass is a glass, PP was right about champagne glasses being flutes for a reason. Also, serving champagne from wine glasses is something people are definitely going to notice. It may be smarter to cut back somewhere else where no one would ever in a million years know the difference.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

i love champagne in flutes, but honestly, at home, we drink it out of regular glasses (not even wine glasses–juice glasses).  don’t worry about it, you don’t need flutes–regular wine glasses are just fine, particularly if you are concerned about the budget.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, flutes are flutes for a reason, so that the bubbles don’t escape and the champagne doesn’t get flat.  It depends on your crowd, but I would totally notice this.  I would try to spring for it or cut back elsewhere.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

yes, i’d cut something out somewhere else, or cost-share with another Orlando bee… maybe you could hit ikea and get some cheapies and sell them and make half your money back?  I would notice and not like my precious champagne bubbles bubbling out. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

No one will remember 10 minutes later that you served champagne out of wine glasses. 

If budget is a problem, why not skip the champagne and just do a toast with whatever people happen to be drinking?  They’ve done that at plenty of weddings I’ve been to and it always seemed smart since most people only end up having a sip and wasting the rest of their champagne anyway.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

People would notice, but it really isn’t that big of a deal. If you can spring for it, awesome, but if not, meh. I snapped at my wedding planner and my best friend the other day (Embarassed) because they were telling me how using the basic folding chairs at me site will impact the look and feel, and I was like, “duh, but I am not made of money.” You just have to draw the line somewhere.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I, personally, wouldn’t remember & no one watching would remember or care either. That’s just me personally though.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’m surprised your venue doesn’t have these things – are you doing somewhere less traditional? 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

If I were a guest at a wedding, I would definitely notice this. As other bees mentioned, the glasses are a specific shape for a scientific reason, not just an aesthetic one. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You might consider not doing a champagne toast at all. We were going to do this and have heard of many others who did this- just have people toast with whatever they have from the bar (soda, wine, beer, a cocktail). I actually realized as we discussed this with the venue that I had gone to a wedding that did this and didn’t realize until then!

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