(Closed) Champagne necessary

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is champagne necessry
    Champagne is unnecessary but nice to have : (37 votes)
    61 %
    It's unnecessary and I wouldn't miss it : (12 votes)
    20 %
    It's necessary if you plan to have toasts : (12 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    What about a sparkling wine in lieu of the champagne then? I think they are cheaper and still taste good.

    Post # 7
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    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @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
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
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    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    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
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • 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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    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
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    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    Newbee

    I often find the champagne served at weddings to be horrid.lol

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