Champagne toasts – Yea or Nay?

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
1919 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

No poll.

I vote nay. I just don’t see them done too much anymore, maybe a bit dated..? This could very well be regional though. 

Post # 3
2655 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

At all the weddings I have attended recently (including my own), the waitstaff have asked guests which beverage they would prefer to toast with. Most people use whatever they have been drinking all night, although some may switch to champagne/sparkling. We didn’t even have champagne at our wedding – we got married at a winery and had to use their alcohol (they did a very nice sparkling though, so this is what I drank all night).

Post # 4
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

theotherbride :  At my brothers wedding, his best man (a friend of ours from college) included a lot of inside jokes that I thought were funny, but not many understood. My brother loved it, but not sure about others. I don’t even like champagne, so I took the smallest sip.

Post # 5
7097 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Nay. It’s a huge waste. Most people would prefer to just toast with whatever they are drinking at the moment.

Post # 6
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I doubt people will recognize the difference between champagne and prosecco. 

Post # 7
3465 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

theotherbride :  I love champagne! But I will also gladly drink prosecco. But we’re splurging on 2 bottles of veuve rose just for us for our reception…

Post # 8
745 posts
Busy bee

I like them but I wouldn’t spend that kind of money on champagne for the toast. 

most guests wouldn’t know the difference between an expensive vs inexpensive bottle. 

Post # 11
9860 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We did the champagne toast at our wedding (not with anything super expensive) and it was fun for us. It was just a little something extra and special and didn’t cost us much at all to add. And it’s one of the few things my husband asked for while we were planning.

Plus, it meant all our guests actually had a drink to toast with. I’ve been to weddings where I had just finished my drink when toasts started so I didn’t have anything. 

But it doesn’t really matter either way. I think it’s more about what you want than what guests want. No one has to drink the champagne if they don’t want to.

Post # 12
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

If my venue wasn’t providing the champagne for free, I definitely wouldn’t have bothered with a champagne toast. Most weddings I’ve been to people just toast using whatever they’re drinking at the time. 

Post # 13
3262 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017


Post # 14
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I vote nay. Half of it ends up getting dumped and a I know a lot of people who don’t like champagne. A bunch of it was wasted at my FSIL’s wedding last year. We are personally have champagne (prosecco), but won’t be doing a champagne toast where all the guests are given a glass of champagne. The guests can just order it at the bar if they prefer. 

Post # 15
404 posts
Helper bee

Nay, unnecessary expense and I think guests will prefer to just toast with whatever they’re already drinking. We’re having open bar, no way am I adding a bunch of bottles too! 

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