(Closed) To drink or not to drink

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You don’t have to have a champagne toast.  You can have a toast with the drinks that people have already, which will save on costs.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree, toasting doesn’t have to incude champagne.  The amount that you’d spend for your guest to take a sip of it isn’t worth it, in my opinion.  I think the 2 signature drinks will be fine.  And everyone can toast with those, or even just soda/water. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well that’s a big decision so its hard to come to quickly!  But I think you’ll be happy when you have saved all that money!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are having wine, beer, and other drinks (at our venue, they’re all essentially the same price and we pay by consumption), but a champagne toast would cost extra.  So our venue coordinator very nicely suggested doing the toast with whatever people happened to be drinking, rather than pouring a lot of champagne that people might only take one sip of.  The trick is to announce it a few minutes in advance so that people can grab a drink from the bar if they don’t happen to have one in their hands at the moment.  We’ll have champagne as an option at the bar, so anyone who wants it is welcome to it, while everyone else can continue with their beer/wine/sparkling cider, or whatever.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

as in ONLY apple cider? Maybe…not so much tacky as unexpectedly/unnecessarily using something that’s not champagne. 

I agree with PPs; have guests just use what they’re already drinking…that’s what we’re doing…and Fiance isn’t a big drinker either.

2 signature drinks seems great & totally goes with your theme.

Post # 10
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think you would end up wasting the sparkling cider too since most people will probably only take a sip of it.  If you use what they are already drinking, you know the drink isn’t wasted.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i agree with the other ‘bees that there is no problem with the guests toasting with any beverage, no need to splurge on the champagne if you’re going to have two signature drinks.

i almost alaways raised my drink or glass of water at the weddings i’ve been to ! LOL

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I’ve had your Summer Breeze drink at a golf tournament and it was delicious!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I LOOOOOVE your Summer Breeze, we call it Summer Brew (we=my family)

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My husband and I do not drink. We had NO alcohol at the reception at all. But we did have kegs o’ beer at the pig roast the day after.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you are okay with no alcohol. The guests who know you will understand your choice, and wont automatically think its because you are trying to keep costs down.

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