(Closed) Are you having a CHAMPAGNE toast?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Are you doing a champagne toast?
    Yes, all guests will have champagne : (74 votes)
    61 %
    No, only the bride and groom will have champagne : (21 votes)
    17 %
    other : (26 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We don’t have a huge crowd of drinkers  (including all the older folks in both my and FI’s families) so we are nixing the champagne toast. They can just use whatever they’re comfortable with.

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    All of our guests got champagne because it was included in our package. Of the 16 weddings I’ve been to, only a handful have poured champagne for everyone. Most toasted with whatever you were already drinking.

    Post # 5
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    989 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    No.  We’ll have prosecco available for those who want it, but we’re not pouring champagne for the toast.  Too much of it would go to waste if we did.

    Post # 6
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    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Nope! Just toasting with whatever they have in front of them (which could be champagne if they chose that from the bar, or beer, wine)

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’re having a champagne toast for ourselves and also for our guests, if they would like to partake.  If anyone doesn’t like champagne we’ll have a selection of beer and wine available along with non-alcoholic beverages.  I’m even planning to make punch.  Smile

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    sparkling wine will be available throughout our wedding to those who want it (and why not? it costs the same as flat wine!), but we will not provide champagne specifically for toasts. 

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yes, we had one. I thought that it was an element that we could skip as we were having an open bar and everyone would have their cocktail of choice but Darling Husband wanted it. If you’re looking for a way to save a bit on the champagne toast, you could always have the champagne offered at the bar and have your MC announce it. That way, anyone who wants champagne can go get their glass but you could save a few bucks by not pouring for every single person who may or may not want it. 

    Post # 10
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    29 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Fiance is French, so champagne is expected! plus, it would be my signature drink if I had to choose anyway! Laughing

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We picked out DELICIOUS champagne for our toast.  Then I got a little grumpy when our Bridesmaid or Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor decided they just didn’t want to give toasts.  I whispered at my husband and brother/MC “look – that’s fine, but they were ok with it when we asked and I paid $500 to have a fucking champagne toast which no one is drinking because no one is toasting, someone get up and say something!” 

    I LOVE bubby.  Bubbly and wedding cake are the reason I go to weddings – no lie.  I had them keep a bottle at the bar for me and drank it all night.  But that’s me – I’ve been to weddings where there wasn’t and of course I was a little sad, but it doesn’t stop people from raising their glasses.

    What I DON’T like, as a guest, is when you get something better than I do.  You get champagne and I get wine or beer or whatever’s at the cash bar?  Not cool.  You get to eat cake and I get a brownie?  Not cool.  I get it’s your day, but I travelled, paid for a hotel, and bought you a present, don’t sit up there eating cake like you’re better than me.  Bring enough for the whole class or eat it where we can’t see you. 

    Post # 12
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    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’re not having champagne. The guests will use whatever they want, and Fiance and I don’t like champagne.

    Post # 13
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    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Yes, champagne! It’s very celebratory. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Everyone had champagne at our wedding to toast with. I should know, I wound up drinking an entire bottle myself.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    This is totally unrelated, but I am craving champagne so bad at the moment, and this post made me salevate just thinking about it……39.5 weeks pregnant and therefore have not had anymore than a sip here and there in 9 months,…threadjacking over sorry.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We’re doing it immediately following the ceremony to kick off cocktail hour! There will be a table as you exit the ceremony space toward the reception space with glasses poured.

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