Post # 1
I’m planning on not having champagne at the wedding. FI doesn’t like it – I do – but am fine without it. We’ll have a full bar and white and red wine. Do you think it really matters if I skip it (we wouldn’t pour it to toast with it, even if we had it).
Post # 3
I wouldn’t miss it at all. Full bar with red/white wine should be perfect!
Post # 4
I love champagne, but I also love wine. I would be 100% happy without the champagne!
Post # 5
Wouldn’t be missed….only reason I’m having it mandatorily there at my wedding is because it’s New Years Eve and the “I DO’s” are at midnight! besides that, I think it’s n additional cost you can skimp on without any issue.
Post # 6
With the other selections you have available it wouldn’t be missed.
Post # 7
I won’t miss it. I contemplated having a champagne toast but for the price it just wasn’t worth it.
Post # 9
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I wouldn’t even notice! We’re skipping champagne too! 🙂
Post # 10
We had a debate about this. We also had an open bar cocktail with white/red wine for dinner, and I opted to forego the bubbly at $50/bottle as charged by our venue. My husband however insisted on having a champagne toast, he said it wouldn’t feel like a complete wedding to him without one. So we ended up having it and his irresponsible friends ended up drinking way too much of it (on our tab). As a guest I’d maybe think of it after the fact “hey there was no champagne” but not really miss it.
Post # 11
Honestly, I see the chapagne toast go awry all the time!
- The venue doesn’t begin pouring it quickly enough and the DJ is trying to start the toasts and there’s a lapse of “what’s happening, OK, one more song….”
- People don’t drink it. They are enjoying their beer/wine/beverage of choice.
- People don’t want to drink champagne on top of the other beverages consumed
- It’s completely forgotten
- it’s an expense and hassle all for a small qty per guest
We are foregoing the champagne, and we’re only having beer/wine. YOULL BE FINE! 🙂
Post # 12
I’d probably notice it, but with an open bar, I wouldn’t really care. I think what you’re doing is totally fine.
Post # 13
I love champagne more than any other alcoholic drink, I actually drink it whenever it is available, and we keep a bottle around the house for when the desire hits … so I would totally miss it!
Post # 14
No because I don’t like champagne of any kind. Alot of other people don’t drink it either (hence why most champagne toasts go to waste and people take one sip out of obligation and leave the rest) and prefer to drink something else instead. I know our guests wouldn’t miss it since none of them drink it, period. With a full bar, someone should be able to find something they prefer, including nonalcoholic options.
Post # 15
I wouldn’t miss it, and the only reason why I’m having it is because my venue included it in the package/price. I found a few places that were going to charge $17-$22 per person for a 2-second toast–like seriously? I wouldn’t have paid more for it.
Post # 16
Even though I love champagne, I think what you’re doing is fine. We had glasses of champagne distributed to all the guests before the toasts, and much of it sat there untouched. We also had a full open bar and most people preferred to toast with whatever they had in front of them.