(Closed) Champagne or No???

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee

No because we don’t know anyone who actually likes champagne. If we were to have toasts (which we are skipping), guests would toast with whatever they were already drinking.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Right now, I am undecided. We are skipping the toasts too, but we think it might be nice to have a few bottles just in case.

I have heard good reveiws for Nuvo Champagne. It is pink and it is made with Vodka.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am not a big fan of Champagne (unless its with OJ in a Mimosa) so we skipped the Champagne altogether and let people toast with whatever they wanted. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had them.  However, they were not terribly expensive for us.  At the luncheon following the ceremony, one bottle of champagne was enough for us and the dozen guests we had.  At the at home reception, the champagne was included in an incredibly inexpensive open bar package.  Under any other circumstances, we would just have had people toast with whatever they were already drinking.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we’re doing one, but our dinner is a five course wine paired meal and the chef chose champagne for the first course, otherwise we wouldn’t have made a fuss to have it.  champagne for toasts can expensive and unnecessary but if you have the room in your budget and it’s something you’d like to do go for it!  maybe try a prosecco or a sparkling riesling or chenin blanc instead of an actual champagne from france – they are usually less expensive and if you’re having trouble saying “this is the one!” to a champagne, the flavour profile of these other options may prove to be what you’re looking for!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Undecided.  We don’t really care to have one (even though I love the taste of champagne) but certain family members are really pushing for it.  Since we have to buy all our alcohol through our venue it will probably come down to how much their champagne costs per bottle.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

We’re supplying our own alcohol but haven’t yet bought a champagne. We want to do the toast but I don’t think we’ll go for a fancy champagne as a lot of people won’t drink it anyway. Most likely, we’ll do a Prosecco of Sekt for toasting and if there are leftover bottles we’ll just throw them behind the bar.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re having one but the champagne is supplied by the venue so we aren’t choosing it.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

we’re toasting with wine, since it seemed a waste to spend so much when people really only drink it because the glass is set in front of them (in my circle any way). but if you’re looking for a ncie one Veuve Clicquot is very good, but I’m not sure you can get it everywhere or how expensive it is.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re not doing one. I’ve seen so many issues happen with them, and most guests usually just toast with their beer/wine/cocktail or whatever they’re drinking… it seemed like a waste to me… 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We’re not doing one.  We otherwise have an open bar.  People can toast with whatever they have in hand.  I don’t even like champagne (or other carbonated beverages) because of the bloat factor.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I dunno what all you bees are drinking to not like it but i love champagne! haha just our bridal party is toasting with champagne and everyone else is toasting with whatever.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I luuurve champagne, so there will be plenty available behind the bar, but I don’t really see the point making people toast with it specifically.

As for keeping costs down, try prosecco or cava. A cava like freixenet can be a very inexpensive option and still has a nice looking bottle. Veuve Cilcquot will cost quite a lot.

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