(Closed) Champagne: necessary and expected or is wine fine?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Champagne necessary?
    Get champagne for the toasts, it's expected. : (9 votes)
    20 %
    Skip it and use wine for the toasts, no one will care that much. : (35 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
    5890 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    you can probably find a “sparkling wine” for around the same cost as the regular wine.  i wouldn’t stress yourself out over this too much, though.  while i love a glass of champers, i wouldn’t be put off if there wasn’t one there.

    Post # 5
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Alot of folks say they expect it, but hardly anyone actually drinks it in reality. They will take a glass when it is offered and take an obligatory sip but they leave the rest untouched which ends up being a huge waste of money and alcohol. Save your money and let your guests toast with whatever they are already drinking. Also keep in mind that many people don’t care for wine either, although many online say that people who don’t may as well be from another planet since “everyone loves it”. Serve what you know they will drink, and have nonalcoholic options in addition if the only alcohol you plan to serve is wine. It’s your fiance’s day as well so she needs to have something to drink that she enjoys, whatever it may be.

    Alcohol is never necessary, to answer your question. It’s nice to have but not a requirement.

    Post # 6
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    lesbian couple marrying in iowa…i think you need champagne because of the awesomeness of that alone!  the start of every loving marriage is special, but yours really needs to be toasted up right ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
    2781 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I say if you don’t like it and your Fiance doesn’t care then go for the wine or sparkling wine. The wedding is all reflective of YOUR tastes. If you aren’t going to drink champagne then don’t have it ๐Ÿ™‚ Nobody will care, they’re there to celebrate you, not critique your drinks choice. 

    Post # 8
    809 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We’re not having champagne because we both don’t like it. No one ever seems to drink it at all the weddings we’ve been at. You can toast with whatever you’ve got! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    This might be one of those regional things.  I don’t think I’ve been to a wedding with champagne for the toast.  We’re not planning on having champagne for the toast at our wedding.  We might have a few bottles for special guests/family, but I’m not super sure on it.

    Post # 10
    604 posts
    Busy bee

    I would go with a sparkling wine tastes great and probably cheaper depending on what you get.

    Post # 11
    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m skipping champagne toast.  People can toast with whatever they happen to be drinking from the full bar.  I just think it’s a waste to pass it out to all since usually half the people at the table don’t even like it.  I’d rather put the money into something else.

    Post # 12
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    How about toasting with Prosecco, or Cava (sparklings from Italy and Spain respectively) or a sparkling from the states? All of them are easier on the pocketbook than Champagne. And bear in mind you only have to purchase a limited amount of the stuff if you’re just doing a toast with it.

    Personally, I reccomend Prosecco. It’s a bit sweeter so it has more crowd appeal. And you can get a nice bottle for $12.

    Post # 13
    665 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I wouldn’t expect it… not one wedding I’ve been to had it… just wine.

    Post # 14
    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Not necessary; especially if you dont like it and your guest prefer wine! I think sparkling wine might be an alternative also though – is it possible you could offer both?

    Post # 16
    841 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t think anyone will really care/notice :). As long as some people have a drink in their hand, they will gladly toast! hehe

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