(Closed) No Champagne Please

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
853 posts
Busy bee

Mmm sounds yummy. Our venue carries raspberry sparkling juice for the non-drinkers and I think that sounds delicious!

Post # 4
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve been to a wedding where they used sparkling cider for the toasts (the bride and groom were too young to drink lol)

Post # 5
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Sparkling pear cider is delicious!

Post # 7
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Sparkling cider is fine and a lot of places will offer it for kids and non-drinkers anyway, but I would encourage you to consider trying a variety of sparkling wines, not just champagne. There are other varieties and a huge range of taste within each type. I thought I didn’t like sparkling wines/champagnes until I found a rather sweet Prosecco, and that introduced me to a whole world of sparkling wines and I now like most of them, sweet or not.

Post # 8
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We skipped the champagne toast for our wedding and did the sparkling cider.  It was a huge hit.

Post # 9
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We didn’t do anything sparkling for our toasts, because it would have cost a TON more to order the champagne/sparkling wine just for the toasts. We just let people toast with whatever drink they had gotten for dinner.

Post # 10
11172 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

We are huge fan of Martinelli’s. They have regular cider, grape apple cider and then of course my favorite the cranberry apple.

Post # 11
22 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

I found out that Ikea of all places has a really delicious sparkling pear drink. My fiancee is a non-drinker, and he has chosen to do his toasting with the Ikea pear!

Post # 12
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

you can always just let people toast with whatever drink they happen to have. no meed for anything extra.

Post # 13
6524 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

These days most weddings I attend have the guests just toast with whatever they are currently drinking.

Post # 14
38 posts
  • Wedding: December 2013

Even if you don’t like champagne/sparkling wine, your guests might! You can have white wine for yourselves even if the others have bubbly. However, I agree based on the weddings I’ve been to that most people will just top up whatever they are drinking… I know a lot of ladies especially like a glass of bubbly at weddings. 

Post # 15
326 posts
Helper bee

I agree that your dislike of champagne shouldn’t really dictate what the guests are drinking.  Also what does being christian have to do with not drinking? I was raised catholic and every priest I’ve every known drank. 

Post # 16
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Marinelli’s sparkling juice

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