(Closed) Would You Judge Me if I Serve Cheap Champagne?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
365 posts
Helper bee

Seriously, I think that cooks is the best.

champagne is champagne, and in my experience, the expensive stuff always tastes like crap.

Post # 4
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

So I would totally notice but honestly I like it soooo much better then expensive champagne that I wouldn’t care! I’d happily drink it! 

Post # 5
365 posts
Helper bee

I probably should have mentioned that I’m a bartender and I feel this way.

Post # 6
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

You don’t have to have champagne, do you?  We brought in Prosecco, which I really like.  It was a big hit, but we just had it at the bar.  I was fine with going without any bubbly, but my mom overruled! 🙂

Post # 7
3553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think as long as you are serving something that tastes good, and is something that you like as a couple you’re fine. You might have a few of those snobby relatives who judge you, but so what. If you’re allowed to decorate an entire event in your favorite color I say you’re allowed to serve cheap alcohol that you actually enjoy.

Post # 8
1603 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think a lot of people (including myself) WANT to like champagne, but don’t REALLY like it. And I’m a wine drinker! Honestly, I feel like people are always pumped about free booze, and if it’s tasty, awesome. I say go for it! I wouldn’t judge you! I’d be like MMMMMMMMM….

Post # 9
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I absolutely would not judge you. People just like things that are sparkling. I have been to a wedding where the guests were served Cooks and the bridal party had Moet, that was tacky, but otherwise I wouldn’t care.

Post # 10
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I wouldn’t notice.

Post # 11
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I hate champagne too! And no, I wouldn’t judge. I always feel guilty taking champagne for a toast just because I know I’ll take a tiny sip and then not finish it.

However, since you said you’re a professional and you have liquor snob friends, I think you should think about what they will think as your guests (and if you care), not what we will think. Most of us AREN’T liquor snobs. If you run in a circle where you’ll be judged negatively for that, you just have to decide if you care.

To be honest, I would care if I were in that position. Even though most will say you shouldn’t care. I wouldn’t want my friends being disappointed in my choices. For example, I’m in professional marketing – our “branding” (signage/logos/paper goods/overall feel) had to be perfect! Not only did I want it that way, but it also reflected on me professionally. It may be better to exclude champagne entirely (“so passe and overdone” haha) than to use cheap stuff if your crowd judges on that sort of thing. Another option could be to serve it blind, have them carry platters with glasses around rather than having people get poured glasses at the bar.

Totally up to you – I wouldn’t think a thing personally, but with ALL things wedding, I think you have to know your crowd. We aren’t your crowd.


Post # 12
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I can’t taste a difference, and I never spend more than $10/bottle on wine or sparkling wime/champagne, anyway!

Post # 13
9082 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

If you don’t want champagne, don’t have champagne.

I wouldn’t noticed and if someone told me it was cheap, I wouldn’t care.

Post # 14
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

So I’m not a big wine or champagne drinker and have no idea what you’re talking about but it sounds like this sweet, sparkling stuff is good! I’ve always dreaded the wine and champagne bc of the dry taste so I would absolutely LOVE something like this! Maybe I should use this for my wedding too? 😉

Post # 15
4478 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Go with what you like.  Nobody cares if you have champagne or whatever, as long as it tastes good.

Post # 16
46421 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

As long as it tastes good, sparkles and serves the purpose for a toast, I don’t think most people will care. It’s not what they will drink the majority of the evening.

There will also be those few snobs who say they will care , just as there are those who put up their nose at strip steak instead of tenderloin. Don’t let those people control your life.

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