(Closed) No Champagne Toast?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you guys want to save money, I’d say that you still shouldn’t have a champagne toast.  Like you said, your guests can toast with whatever drink they have in hand.  If you were to go ahead and get champagne, you can get away with small pours into each champagne flute so I’d say you’d need about 20 bottles.  That’s a lot!  I don’t know if you’re able to buy them wholesale but even if you could, that’d be more than $100.

Post # 4
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We aren’t doing a champagne toast because I can’t drink champagne anymore (had too much fun one NYE!) I have been to several weddings where the champagne was skipped and everyone toasted with what they had in their hand. No one complained. I’ve also been to weddings where only the bridal party and parents were served champagne. Either way, it should be about what you want… not what you think everyone else wants 🙂

Post # 5
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Toast with whatever you want. We just had a dry wedding and I swear no one noticed. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to.

Post # 6
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

just toast with whatever drinks people already have! most of the time the champagne goes undrunk anyways. but if you did it i’d say you could get away with 15 maybe 20 bottles based on small pours. people are only going to take two sips so who cares if it’s good champagne.

Post # 7
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We aren’t going to do a champane toast. If people want to toast, they can toast with whatever they have. We don’t really see the point of it, but with that said, if you are doing most of the planning and your Fiance really wants this, I would let him.

Post # 8
3943 posts
Honey bee

I agree, dont do a champagne toast if you dont want to. Im not a huge fan of the taste and usually take a small sip and leave almost a whole glass anyways. Thats a waste of money especially if you are on a tight budget. Nobody will notice its not there.

Post # 9
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did a champagne toast and I wish we hadn’t It cost $1.75 per guest for champagne that was already poured when we got to the reception.  It was warm by the time we drank it, and I don’t think anyone would have missed it if it wasn’t there.

Post # 10
1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We didn’t do a champagne toast…..neither one of us like champagne, but we did have some LaPinta Pomegranate Tequila for our glasses for the photographer, but that was it. 


Post # 12
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Since you already said that you don’t know anyone who drinks champagne, there is no need to serve it. Don’t give in to pressure that claims you are having a second-class wedding because of it, because you aren’t. If you plan to have toasts, save your money and let guests toast with what they are already drinking. For what it’s worth, I’ve only been to one wedding out of many that offered champagne, and even then, no one drank it.

Post # 13
33 posts

Or use sparkling white wine instead of actual champagne.  It’s not real popular in the US, so your liquor store might have to order it, but you can get decent stuff from Italy or Australia for less than $20/bottle.  Just an idea…

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