Post # 1
For all intents and purposes we’re having a fairly traditional wedding with dinner and toasts, etc. I like champagne but not cheap champagne b/c it gives me a headache as I believe is the case for many people.
Anyway, we’re doing beer, wine and a few signature drinks. Is champagne necessary? Would you miss it if you were at a wedding and toasts were given and you had to turn to your wine glass?
Post # 3
It is certainly not necessary! I have been to many lovely celebrations that did not include champagne. And many modern couples are cutting out the champagne toast- a really clever way to save some change. You set the tone of your wedding and I am sure those celebrating with you will enjoy the wine, beer, and cocktails!
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Post # 4
The last few weddings I’ve been to have not had passed champagne. We didn’t have it at ours either because it was too expensive to buy it at the venue. Had we been able to bring our own liquor we would have had it. I enjoy champagne at weddings, especially if its warm out.
Post # 5
I personally wouldn’t have the toast without champagne b/c whose to say that everyone will have a wine glass? Or, do you mean their wine or beer or water glasses. It sounds weird. I dont think I would MISS it (as in be upset) but I would definitely wonder….
Post # 6
What about a sparkling wine in lieu of the champagne then? I think they are cheaper and still taste good.
Post # 7
@queencharlotte04: We our only doing passed champagne for the head table and reserved tables. Our wedding coordinator said that is becoming more popular. There will probably be around 300 people at our wedding and we are already providing our guests with an open bar (up to a certain amount), 3 kegs, and 4 cases of wine so it would really jack up the price if we did champagne as well. I think by that time everyone will already have what they plan on drinking so I’m not too worried about what they’ll drink during toasts.
Post # 8
Honestly I’ve seen a lot of weddings with no champagne. So I don’t think it’s necessary. However, I do love champagne. So I’d be thrilled if it was an option! People nowadays do a cheers with everything from a glass of beer, cocktail, wine, or soda.
Post # 9
Definitely not. We had people toast with whatever was in their glass.
I often find the champagne served at weddings to be horrid.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I think we’re just going to toast with whatever people have. Many of our friends aren’t into champagne, and the hassle of making sure everyone has a glass at the right moment seems like a pain. If you’re guests are slightly snobby they might notice though!
Post # 11
I voted “I wouldn’t miss it.” We had sparkling cider because there was at least one recovered alcoholic present and we wanted to make the toast simpler for those people. I like to toast but am happy to do it with whichever beverage is in my glass. I rarely enjoy the champagne I’m served at weddings — it usually doesn’t taste good to me, LOL.
Post # 12
It’s certainly not necessary for a Muslim wedding. Generally it is just a nice thing to have. Sparkling wine would also do for toasts if you felt the cash would be better put elsewhere.
Post # 13
I wouldn’t miss it as a guest, but I would want to have it on my own wedding. However, that’s because it has become a thing for my Fiance and I – not because I feel like it’s necessary for toasts.
Post # 14
I think you should have something sparkling, be it sparkling cider, sparkling wine, hard cider, etc. It’s weird to toast with whatever happens to be in front of you. But then again, I’ve never been to a wedding without a champagne and cider combination (for the underage and nondrinkers).
Post # 15
I often find the champagne served at weddings to be horrid.lol