Post # 17
We cut the champagne toast right off the bat, and our caterer said it was the best & easiest way to trim a budget. People will toast with whatever they’re drinking, and no one ever likes the cheap-o bubbly served at weddings anyway.
Post # 18
we are not having any champaign for the toast, we are going to have it with a punch which has lowered the cost of the reception alcohol budget by almost 300$
Post # 19
i imagine that we will toast with whatever drink each person happens to have in their hand at the moment, but not champagne.
Post # 20
I don’t think it is tacky at all. We also cut champagne from our budget. We will only be serving wine and beer. We are also only renting wine glasses and water glasses. We figured that the beer drinkers will prefer to drink from the bottle, so why waste the money.
Post # 21
they won’t even notice. as long as they have a drink in hand…that’s all people care about.
Post # 22
we didn’t do a champagne toast and i thought it was perfectly fine the night of. there were plenty of other drinks to be had. i have heard that a lot of champagne will go to waste in doing one as not everyone really likes it. i think your dj will be a much more practical use of your funds!
Post # 23
I don’t think its “tacky” by any means, but how many guests are you having that you need 100 bottles of champagne???
Post # 24
We didn’t do a champagne toast. We had beer/wine/rum/vodka…so people toasted us with whatever they were holding. I don’t know that most people will even notice. Of all the weddings I’ve been to, it’s probably evenly split with half doing the champagne toast and half not doing it.
Post # 25
That’s a fabulous idea. I don’t think it’s tacky at all, I think it’s a really smart move. The only reason we’re having a champagne toast is because I got the vendor to add it for free.