(Closed) Cost cutting decisions, decisions, decisions–is it turning tacky ??

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

good plan!

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

they won’t even notice. as long as they have a drink in hand…that’s all people care about.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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.

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