(Closed) Wine versus Champagne

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: What should we do with alcohol at dinner?
    Keep it the way it is : (14 votes)
    27 %
    Ditch the champagne (people won't miss it!) and splurge for the wine : (10 votes)
    20 %
    Don't serve any alcohol with dinner....people can walk their butts up to the bar : (20 votes)
    39 %
    Keep the champagne, and wait to see how many people RSVP to determine if you can pay for wine : (7 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    4193 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I agree that people probably wouldn’t miss champagne, but the cost for wine service seems CRAZY, esp. since you’re having an open bar. Could they put a bottle of red and white each on the table, and let people serve themselves? I realize that isn’t “ideal,” but that cost seems insane. If you had two $25 bottles of wine with 15 tables- that’s $750- the caterer’s markup is out of control! They’re charging you $100 per table for wine, basically- do you expect your guests would drink that much?

    Post # 5
    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it’s fine to have people go up to the bar to get their wine.  I do like wine service, but I don’t think it’s tacky or terrible to not have it.

    Post # 7
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We are going to have a full open bar and champage.  But no wine. 

    I don’t think it is necessary to have table service for alcohol AND it is super expensive to add wine to our menu….an expense I don’t find worth it with so many other things already available and paid for. 

    I would only do table service for wine if I wasn’t having an open bar.

    Post # 8
    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I meant to vote “keep it the way it is” and voted for “no alc at din” by accident.  I think you should have the champagne toast and open bar.

    Post # 9
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Since you’re having an open bar, its crazy to pay so much extra just to save people from having to walk over to the bar. I’ll also add that I love the traditional champagne toast and would really miss it if it got cut.

    Post # 10
    1043 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Agree with PPs, why are they charging so much for wine on the tables when you’re already paying for an open bar!?

    I’d absolutely skip the wine AND the champagne at the tables.  People love open bars and almost always have a drink in front of them, I assume there’s also water glasses on the tables in the event people don’t have time to get another drink before/during the toasts…? 


    Post # 11
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I abhor champagne and only hate wine slightly less. Given the choice I’d choose wine, but probably I personally wouldn’t drink it.

    Are you having toasts? That’s generally what the champagne is for.

    Post # 12
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    People don’t really miss the champagne, generally. And if they’re serving wine at the open bar, they can get that themselves. I would cut both if you’re looking to save some money.

    Post # 14
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Skip the wine unless you know for absolute fact that enough people will drink it to make it worth the expense.

    Post # 15
    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    What about using sparkling wine instead of champagne? Cava and prosecco are just as good without the champagne price tag. 

    Post # 16
    7992 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    Seriously, I think people can just walk to the bar and serve themselves. Remind them to get a drink before they sit down, and you’re sorted.

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