Post # 1
i feel exactly the same way a lot of you do in the responses on ginandtonic’s thread. i don’t like champagne and only take a sip at weddings. our venue has it included in the package that we like, and i am going to try to negotiate something else (like getting rid of the cake cutting fee…or another hors d’oerve…suggestions welcome!) in place of it. i would like to know how much you guys were quoted for the champagne toast so i’ll know how much bargaining power i have! we’re having our reception at a country club/restaurant ish place (they do the catering).
Post # 3
We were quoted at $2/person but we skipped it since everybody would likely have a glass of wine and we just figured people would raise those glasses instead. Plus, with 125 people, we were like, “$250 for champagne? nah”
Post # 4
Typically, it’s $2 – $3 per person, I would strongly suggest you skip it. No one will miss it and you can use it for something else.
You can use it towards an appetizer, if you’d prefer, or a late night snack. Or, just remove it altogether and save $!
Post # 5
We are keeping the champagne toast ($2 a person) and limiting our bar selection instead of offering an open bar.
Post # 6
If the venue only does a quarter pour for the champagne, you should get about 13-14 pours out of one bottle. So depending on how much the bottle is is how much it would be per person. It usually works out to about $1.50-2.50/per person. However, some venues know that champagne is not super expensive so they throw it in for free and wouldnt negotiate a cheaper price because of it. It cant hurt to ask though!