Champagne toasts – Yea or Nay?

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 31
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522 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

vikingbride89 :  I love prosecco! And great brands can be gotten for 12-20$ a bottle. 

To me it’s not dated or out of style, it’s one of the few traditional reception elements i really enjoy.

Lose the garter toss, scratch the long speeches…but keep the bubbly 🙂

Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I’ve been to weddings where they’ve done a champange toast, and a ‘toast with whatever you’ve got’ toast; we are opting for the latter option.  I’ll drink champagne for the toasts if it’s passed to me but don’t necessarily prefer it; for me personally, it’s just an extra expense (for the booze and renting the flutes). I think the key to that though is having someone (like your DJ) make an announcement a few minutes prior to let people know to refill their drinks at the bar for toasts.

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We had champagne toasts.  It was really important to me.  I usually see them, so I think it must be regional.

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Speeches and toasts are my least favorite part of any wedding by far so we’re skipping those. This is what I really hear when that announcement is made, “Hey everyone stop enjoying yourselves and listen to this boring tribute/story/poem/inside jokes nobody frickin gets or wth ever else.” But if its important to you I’d rather toast with whatever I have. 🤗

Post # 35
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Busy Beekeeper

I love having champagne available at the bar, but doing a champagne toast is so wasteful. We went to one event where they had Dom passed for a toast. Most people had a few sips and left it. I was a bit shocked actually! Like, don’t take a glass if you don’t want it, but dont waste it either!

So anyways. We are not doing a toast, but having it available at the bar for whoever wants it 🙂

Post # 37
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828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I always drink it, but frankly, so few people can tell the difference between a $200 of actual french champagne and some cheap sparkling white. Unless your guests are ALL wine snobs (not just one or two), go for the cheap stuff. 

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

We’re getting prosecco for our toasts. It’s pretty affordable, and my dad would be devastated if he didn’t get to give a toast. So our best man (FI’s brother-in-law), maid of honor (my sister), FI’s mom, and my parents are all giving short toasts. We don’t expect the toasts to last longer than 15 minutes altogether, and if people drink all of their prosecco after the first couple of toasts, they can just switch over to whatever they were already drinking for the rest of them.

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