(Closed) Is an extra charge for Champagne worth it?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should we pay extra for champagne to be available at the bar?
    Yes : (8 votes)
    24 %
    No : (23 votes)
    70 %
    Obligatory other : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    The only thing I can think of is .. the Champagne toast…. and that’s included.  No one orders champagne at the bar.  

    Post # 4
    8613 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t know of anyone that would choose to drink champagne from an open bar. Sure it’s nice for a toast, but I think that’s about it!

    Post # 5
    5001 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Since you’re having the champagne toast, I would definitely not offer it at the bar. I don’t think anyone would order a glass of champagne.

    Our venue is charging us about $5/person if we want to do a champagne toast. Still debating that…

    Post # 6
    1448 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    If you absolutely love drinking champagne, or you have a lot of guests who will only drink champagne, go for it.  Otherwise I think it’s OK to omit.

    Post # 7
    2716 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think I’d just do the champagne toast and call it good.  $5 per guest is a lot and I don’t think enough people would drink it to make it worth the money.

    Post # 8
    9677 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My guess tells me it’s probably not worth it.  If I knew champagne was available though I would totally order it from the open bar! I love champagne.  But I’d guess there aren’t too many people like me.  If you had a small guest list (30-40) I’d actually consider it…but 200 people…no way!

    Post # 9
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    You know your guests’ preferences, so if you think they’ll drink champagne at the bar, it may be worth it.  It sounds like the current setup you have is more than enough to make guests happy and you’re already doing a separate champagne toast, so I think you’d be better off saving the money for something else.

    Post # 10
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I would omit it. Nobody I know drinks champagne just to drink it. Since its included for the toast, I’d say that’s fine. 

    Post # 11
    1342 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @HisIrishPrincess:  I actually do.  But I am a rare case.  In this instance, I would say don’t even worry about it, they can find something else to drink.  

    Post # 12
    927 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Nah, just do the toast.

    Post # 13
    2095 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @HisIrishPrincess:  I order champagne/bubbly wines at bars. A lot. Where I live, there is a bar named after champagne and that’s pretty much all the offer…champagne and bubbly wines. =)

    @CityBearBride:  I say if you don’t mind paying, champagne is always worth the extra cost. LOL. But to be honest, I think what you are offering is overly generous and even though I love it, I would be just fine at your style bar. I shall vote “other”. =)

    Post # 14
    1846 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’d drink it if it was available, but I don’t think it’s worth the $5 extra pp. You’ve got the toast covered and that’s good enough.

    Post # 15
    4284 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @CityBearBride:  No way! We had the toast included in our package. I don’t know anyone who just drinks champagne other than to toast. Skip it 🙂

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