Post # 1
We are having a full premium open bar (wine, beer, liquor) at our wedding, but I just found out this doesn’t include champagne at the bar. A poured champagne toast is included at no extra charge. The caterer is charging me $5 extra per guest for champagne to be available all night. I will pay the extra $$ if people will drink it, but I’m not sure it’s worth it? Does anyone order champage at the bar?
Post # 3
The only thing I can think of is .. the Champagne toast…. and that’s included. No one orders champagne at the bar.
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 # 13
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. =)
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
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
@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 🙂