(Closed) Served Champagne Before Ceremony? Good or Bad idea?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think that if your venue allows it, you should do it. I would also serve something nonalchoholic like one of those sparkling ciders for those that don’t drink and also for the kids, if you plan to have kids at your wedding. We wanted to do the same thing, but our venue said no :-/

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Jsto2003: You are very welcome 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think that’s a nice idea! I would stick to 1 glass for each guest–I went to a wedding last year where the bar was open before the ceremony…and a few of the guests were plastered before the reception. Not cute.

Champagne is a nice touch tho!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would just double check with your officiant.  When we were looking our officiant, we found some who would refuse to do the ceremony if there was any alcohol involved before the actual ceremony took place.  Some specifically said that if the bridal party had any alcohol, they would refuse to marry the bride and groom! 

It’s a nice idea, but I would check with the ceremony venue (if needed) and the officiant.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I like the idea. My mother actually suggested it. We’re already having a champagne toast during the reception but if we could swing an extra $3.50 per glass, I would have loved to offer our guests champagne before the ceremony. 

@EvaBostonTerrier: Well thats annoying. So the bride and her bridesmaids couldn’t have a mimosa while getting ready? Psh… I’d find a new officiant. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I hope it’s a good idea- we’re doing it! 🙂 It’s not much of an expense in our situation though, we only have about 15 guests. Also our venue is super laid back so it’s not a problem- I can’t believe some officiants are so strict! I’m sure it’s not fun to direct a wedding if the bridesmaids are giggling and the groomsmen are falling down, but denying a bride and groom? I wonder how extreme it would really have to be for them to put their foot down like that.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I really like the idea. I wish I would have thought of it 🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s one of my favorite things to offer guests at weddings!!!  It doesn’t even need to be prepoured champagne, bowls or dispensers of champagne punch are awesome, and be sure to include either tea, lemonade or water bottles for those that can’t or don’t drink.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@thewheelsonthebus: Dammit, now I feel like I need to do this! lol

Thinking about adding a few of these to the registry…

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@UpstateCait:  Ha!  Please do!!! 

Check with the venue – sometimes they have pretty ones, too.  I’m pretty bummed I can’t do it.  No money to order through our venue and our ceremony location is covered by their liquor license so I can’t do it myself (VT laws are so much more hardcore than NY which cracks me up!)

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@UpstateCait:  omg, and you’re a fall wedding – see what kind of coffee pump pots they have – you can do warm cider (which I don’t like but people love), hot chocolate and coffee.  Mmm!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@thewheelsonthebus: Ok, SOLD! We’re going up for our tasting tomorrow so I’ll be adding this to my looooong list of questions for her. Muchos gracias!! =)

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