Champagne toast for underage guests? Not illegal (I dont think)

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 31
14160 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Even if this is legal, which seems surprising, I would never provide alcohol to minors. Wait staff can pour to the adults after they are seated or you can have a designated children’s table. 

Post # 32
648 posts
Busy bee

I think you need to revisit your plan to have the pre-pours on the tables. It would be much better to have the service staff hand out the pre-pours from trays, and have one dedicated to non alcoholic. Some adults will choose the non alcohol too. 

Post # 33
2710 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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alexam :  I remember having champagne at a wedding when I was around 14/15. Me and my siblings grew up in a home where we could have a VERY SMALL glass of nice wine with dinner if my parents opened a bottle. I remember it already being on the table and it being up to the parents to determine whether to serve to their teens or drink for themselves.

Post # 34
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I don’t think it’s a big deal. I’m sure there will be a water glass at every place setting too, right? Adults and children can both choose water instead.

Post # 35
1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

This is not a big deal. Most weddings I’ve been to have prepoured, small glasses of champagne at each seat. Most  toast with them, but some people toast with a drink they got at the bar, or their water glass. Lots of people toast with the champagne, take one sip, and then go back to drinking their drink of choice. Some people, like myself, love champagne and drink the whole glass. Your guests will figure it out.

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