Married ladies who had Champagne toasts! Please read.

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I have been to a wedding that had one and I really enjoyed it. The champagne was the cheapest option they had (it was included in the package) but it was still nice.

We are doing something similar at our wedding too. It’s just included with the reception package. I don’t think we get an option unless we really wanted to pay extra for it.

It includes one glass for each guest.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We opted for prosecco instead of champagne. As weird as it may sound, I don’t really enjoy champagne. I’ve had very expensive bottles of Dom and was just… meh. Prosecco, on the otherhand, makes me a happy lady. 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We had one. My dad wanted it- he paid. We had it for everyone and it was whatever they served (country club so I don’t think it was the cheap, cheap stuff). Not everyone drank it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@lovekiss:  I also had Prosecco and love Prosecco!

So yes, I chose a very inexpensive option. Honestly I dont think folks notice one way or the other. Unless maybe you have a very upper crust crowd. Folks at that point are mellow and ready to party.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@jesssamesssa:  They did, there was more than enough for everyone and we served Veuve Clicquot en mass the entire evening…please note we were serving 25 people, including us, the officiant, his wife and the two photographers….

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We had one and offered sparkling grape juice or sparkling wine (it’s a northern Michigan winery, so, not champagne).  We bought a bottle of all 8 the venue offered, tasted them all and picked our favorite.  I had them keep a bottle behind the bar just for us the rest of the night, and now I have a case in the basement.  🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We will be doing Champage, ive never been to a wedding without a Champagne toast. But I would be equally happy with Prosecco. I love the stuff. Just as long as there are bubbles, love the bubbles!!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We provide the alcohol for our venue, so we will be bringing in an Ice Cuvee (sparkling wine with ice wine added, from Niagra in Ontario).  I am not a wine drinker but I love ice wine so I like this sparkling wine.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

We are doing sparkling cider instead of champagne for the following reasons:

1. I’m probably converting to the Latter Days Saints church, they dont drink.

2. I have 3 mormon family members who dont drink.

3. We have 5-10 other family members and friends who dont drink and are of age plus anticipate 3-5 kids.

 

This puts us at 12-22 of 50-65 that dont drink. I dont plan on offering other alcohol so this too can be non alcoholic.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

we had a champagne toast. it was also part of the drinks package we purchased. It was the champagne option, not the sparkling wine option and it was good.

Yes, we had people who didn’t drink it – they took a sip and put it down. But don’t worry – someone else they knew always picked it up and drank it (I drank my mom’s) so nothing was “thrown out”

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Not married yet but I wanted to chime in about the champagne toast thing. First of all, I love champagne and other sparkling wines! However, I’m not crazy about champagne toasts the way they are *usually* done at weddings and here’s why:

1. That champagne has been sitting out for a while and it’s flat and warm by the time I get to drink it

2. It’s usually the cheap stuff

3. I already have something I’ve been working on from the cocktail hour.

FI used to bartend at a very fancy country club in college and while working there he formed the opinion that champagne toasts are a waste of money. It isn’t included in the package at our venue so we’re not having one. We’re sure going to be drinking champagne though and anyone who wants it will be able to get it from the bar!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

im thinking of getting just one bottle of apple cider and having just FI and I drink from our glasses at the cake cutting. no one is planning to speak or do a verbal toast. its more just for us to do the arm wrap thing for pictures. is that bad?

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@jesssamesssa:  I love champagne toasts at weddings because most guests don’t drink the champagne so I walk around the venue picking up abandoned full glasses and drink my fill so it doesn’t go to waste!

As far as what type to buy, I haven’t found a free glass of champagne that I wasn’t willing to drink.  A decent inexpensive bottle would be Cristalino Brut.

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