(Closed) Question … when champagne is served at a wedding … what kind is it usually?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Everyone is different. I don’t think there is a “typical” brand though. Korbel, Yellow Tail and Barefoot are popular sparkling wine brands.

There is a difference, however, in sparkling wine and champagne. Champagne grapes are grown in the Champagne region of France and is often a bit more expensive than sparkling wine, which is the same idea as champagne, but the grapes are grown in other regions of the world. Most people cannot taste the difference!

Post # 4
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I could be dead wrong on this, but I don’t think there’s one set kind. There’s different kinds, different price ranges.

LittleBear is right, when we purchased our champagne the liquor store owner said that some people choose to buy sparkling wine instead.

Post # 5
530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

There’s no normal bottle. Champagne, with a capitol “C,” means it’s a white sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France. Good French Champagnes include Veuve Clicquot (my favorite is the non-vintage one with the orange-y yellow label, which is usually about $39 or $40 a bottle), Taittinger, and Dom Perignon…. I also LOVE the rose Veuve Clicquot. Mmmm. (And I don’t even like wine, in general. I’m a total barbarian.) But there are tons of tasty white sparkling wines that aren’t technically the same thing, but can be just as tasty. You could also check out delicious –.delicious! — – prosecco, which is an italian sparkling wine that’s done with a different process from the Champagne process (I think; I’m no expert).  That can be really good and more affordable. 



Post # 6
2681 posts
Sugar bee

Theres not a normal bottle but if its included in your package for a champagne toast, it will be cheaper wine like Korbel, Barefoot, etc. 

Post # 7
4485 posts
Honey bee

The last wedding I went to that had champagne served Korbel or one of the cheaper brands. There wasn’t any toast but it was poured for anyone who asked for it during the first dance. There was quite a bit leftover because people prefered other drinks to champagne.

Post # 8
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We’re serving drinks and appetizers before our ceremony since the family has to gather early for pictures- I think we’ll do Lazurro Moscato D’asti or Verdi for a standin for champagne- nice and sweet! I know a couple people that like the real dry “good” stuff but I don’t think many of our guests would really appreciate it more than the inexpensive standins.

Post # 9
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

They usually use a base champagne (cheap). Unless, you request an upstep. Our friends gave us a very nice bottle so we actually brought our own for the toasts.

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