(Closed) Wedding toast champagne ..yay or nay ??

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We aren’t having champagne. For as many people that will drink it, it would be a waste, and we can spend the money we would have spent on champagne on something else. If the guests want to make a toast, they can do it with whatever they have in front of them.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I will most likely nix the champagne toasts for the exact reasons you mentioned.  I for one love champagne but it seems like a lot of people have a sip during the toast then go back to whatever they were drinking.  Especially if you aren’t doing the toasts right away I can see why people wouldn’t want to mix up their drinks (i.e. have a couple of bourbons during cocktail hour, throw in a glass of champagne in the middle, back to bourbon). 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are having champagne for the head table and family tables.  Everyone else will be asked to toast with the drink they have at hand.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have a friend who’s a wedding planner who gave me this great tip:

Place some bottles of champagne below at the bar and have them hold it until just before toast time. About 5-10 minutes before the toast, have the DJ/MC announce that toasts are coming up, and to please refresh your drinks or request a glass of champagne now being offered at the bar. That way, only those who want champagne will request it (mostly women) and it won’t go to waste.

For 75 adult guests, I bought 7 bottles of champagne. It was plenty. I was able to buy better champagne for those who actually like it, instead of buying the cheaper stuff knowing that a lot of it would go to waste.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re having a champagne toast but only because Fiance is insisting on it. I also thought it was wasteful since a lot of people don’t drink the champagne. We decided to offer it at the bar instead of each place setting. That way those who actually want it can get it themselves and those who don’t can get their drink of choice from the open bar. I would estimate probably 50% of our guest list wouldn’t be interested in the champagne anyway so doing it this way will save quite a bit. If you really want the toast but don’t want the waste, maybe this method would work for you.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

NotYourTypicalBride: THANK YOU,  I had been having the same problem and your suggestion just solved it.  I had never thought of that

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re having a champagne toast because our venue’s packages include it. If I had to pay extra, I wouldn’t bother. So much of it does get wasted – I don’t think anyone would really miss it. Let people toast with whatever they’re drinking.

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