(Closed) Shots vs champagne toast

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Shot or champagne toast

    Shots! Shots! Shots!!!

    Keep it champagne classy

  • Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

    Just came to see why you feel champagne is the Shits. Mildly disappointed.

    Post # 32
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    Blushing bee

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    endlessjj :  Gotcha–then I say you do you! And if someone doesn’t want a shot, they can toast with whatever. You’d know better about how the family crowd may react, but at least in my experience, weddings often times bring out the fun in family 😊

    Post # 33
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

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    endlessjj :  Tacky IMO. We’re doing a toast with whatever drink they want from the bar. 

    Post # 34
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    Busy bee

    LMAO at Shits. 

     

    I think shots sounds way fun! However, I know that my fi and I’s parents wouldn’t love that as they both don’t really drink. Additionally, our venue does not allow shots. Which is fine with me. But if your venue allows it and your guests are fine with it, go for it!! The only think that would be problematic is the liquor choice. For example, I am allergic to tequila. So I wouldnt be able to participate if it was tequila. And if I didn’t really know what it was and then took a shot, I would be puking in the hospital all night just from 1oz of it. Maybe you can have a couple of options and label them so people know what they’re getting into. And maybe some champagne for the few who prefer it. 

    Post # 35
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    Based on my personal preference, I’d do champagne. I hate shots. And I used to do them all the time in college, but now they just taste like ick and get me drink too fast. Even people who don’t drink champagne as their first choice will often take sips to toast. I wouldn’t think the same about straight liquor.

    I don’t think shots are tacky or anything, just less inclusive.

    Post # 36
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    endlessjj :  Champagne is a special occasion drink. It creates an atmosphere. When you look back on your wedding toast, do you want to remember it feeling like a sparkling celebration or like a fratparty? Some venues don’t even allow shots. If yours does, you could do them later in the night, maybe during a fun song or something. 

    Post # 37
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    Sugar bee

    I would go with champagne I think. We are having a rowdy-friendly wedding, but I know there are a lot of older guests that wouldn’t be a fan of the shot whereas champagne is a little more accessible. People can just toast with whatever drink they have if they don’t like champagne. Even when people do like shots, I find people are often partial to one particular shot. People at weddings are usually drinking for extended periods of time too so a shot seems kind of excessive. i usually find it’s just more likely to make me black out. What kind of shot were you thinking? 

     

    Post # 38
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    Honey bee

    Honestly, just let people toast with the beverage at hand instead of them grabbing a special toasting beverage.

    1.  Does your venue even allow shots?  Many don’t.

    2.  Every champagne toast I have ever seen has resulted in the majority taking a glass to be festive for the toast and then 2/3rds of the glasses lying around on tables half to mostly full.  And especially people who maybe were drinking other beverages throughout the night (like hard liquor or beer) may not be so keen on mixing their beverages to include a glass of champagne.  I personally would save your money.

    ETA: And there wouldn’t be a line up at the bar specifically for your toast.  They’ll just toast with whatever they have.  Most people hit the bar first thing, so they’ll either still have their beverage from cocktail hour or and run up to grab a wine or beer to go with dinner.  If all else fails, they’ll have their water glass from the dinner table.

    Post # 39
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    Blushing bee

    Given the choice I’d definitely prefer champagne, but it depends on your guests and I certainly wouldn’t expect either – I’d toast with whatever I was drinking.

    (PS. That title…I am the person laughing hysterically to herself on public transport 😂😂 no seat mate for me today!)

    Post # 40
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    Busy bee

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    endlessjj :  Dependings on your venue, if you have waiters you could ask someone to put it out about 10 minutes before the toast or a family friend to do it. 

    Personally I like this idea of adding frozen fruit to keep it cold plus it looks really pretty. You could add it on a wood skewer so no one chokes or just add it to the drink.

    Image result for champagne with fruit in it

     

    Post # 41
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I say champagne, its less likely to be spilled and many venues don’t do shots.

    Post # 42
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    Blushing bee

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    endlessjj :  There’s no “Edit” button anywhere? 😮 Oh, boy… lol 

    Post # 43
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Agreed with the shots making it a frat house themed event.  A champagne toast is elegant and well placed at a wedding reception.  Shots would not be. 

    Post # 44
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

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    desertgypsy :  lol, I thought it was going to be champagne toast vs something she was intentionally referring to as “shits” due to her feelings towards it, like “champagne toasts or this other total shits idea” 

    on the subject of shits caused by champagne, that could be created, if you were evil enough to want to create that for some reason, by putting haribo sugar-free gummy bears in the glass as garnish. My apologies to the god of wine for sharing that info, lol.

    Post # 45
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    Honey Beekeeper

    I would give no shits. 

    But seriously, the champagne toast or wine will keep it classy. I would not serve shots at a wedding. 

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