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

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 92
480 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I wouldn’t care at all!

I find that the cheaper champagnes and spumante wines are way more tasty than the expensive stuff Tongue Out 

Post # 93
3696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@Treejewel19:  I’m not – I don’t like Brut!  Demi-Sec is as dry as I’ll go.  🙂

Post # 94
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love Verdi and I love Reunite Lambrusco so you wouldn’t hear any complaints from me. 🙂  We actually served a great prosecco that I think is priced around $12 retail.  It was delish, as were the other totally unknown wines that our “beer/wine guy” (a local shop that helps develop event drink menus and then orders/delivers for the event) picked out for us.

Post # 95
7309 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Maybe I am missing something. Why do you have to serve anything for a toast at all? Why can’t guests just toast with their drink of choice?

We like good alcohol and served prosecco because I lurve it. mmmmmm But if I wasn’t thrilled with any of the options, then I would have just skipped the toasting glasses at the table.

Post # 96
9541 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Warning – I haven’t read all the posts.

So I pretty much love champagne. Freakin love it. All of it. The sweet, the dry, the fruity. It’s all yummy to me. Seriously, mimosas are my favorite drink! So I would be happy with any champagne you served me! While I do like a good Brut, I can totally get why many people would not. And I like the sweet stuff too. I tend to like dryer with food and the sweeter on it’s own. So that’s my only advice – if you’re going sweet, do the toasts sometime other than during the meal. Also, you don’t have to have champagne!! There’s no rule that is going to make your marriage void if you don’t have a champagne toast!

Post # 97
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Who cares if it’s cheap if it’s delecious? Get the cheap stuff. I wouldn’t judge. I’d be glad for the good stuff! What kind of snob would be offended you didn’t buy expensive champagne?

Post # 98
849 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If your a wine expert then most likely half your guests will think that they have been provided with some fantastic wine superior to the best champagnes knon only to the professionals! The other half will know what it is but know that you are drinking what you love rather than what is expected, see it as a triumph for sense over snobery and love you for it!

I say go for what you like, anything which bubbles is good for a toast!



Post # 99
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ew. Just go with a tasty, inexpensive, dry cava or prosecco. If you like, you could make it a sparkling cocktail along the lines of a kir royale–add rasberry/peach/blackberry/pear liqueur, or hibiscus syrup and a flower, or serve bellinis or something. But you should not inflict cheap plonk on your guests, even if you like the way it tastes, anymore than you would serve them canned fruit cocktail or cheez whiz just because you happen to like it. Use stuff of decent quality or skip it.

Post # 100
3823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Overjoyed:  I personally get headaches by the second sip of cheap champagne. And I’m not being a snob. It’s like a blind taste test type of reaction. As soon as I take the second sip, I get a migraine and I KNOW the champagne is cheap and I can’t finish it.

But not everyone is as sensitive as I am. 

I can only drink high end champagne. I’d prefer a middle of the road prosecco to cheap champagne.


Post # 102
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would notice, but I wouldn’t judge.

Post # 103
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Let me tell you about the best wedding I’ve ever been to… And one thing I will never forget about it.




Yep, that’s right – we toasted the couple with jello shots 🙂


Post # 104
387 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@peachacid:  Mostly off-topic but I just had to comment that your convo about PA and their ludicrous liquor laws made me laugh this morning.  Born and raised there and am still amazed at how much a six-pack goes for (if you can find them!)  And I’m almost positive I’ve stood in that same beer distributor getting lost amongst the pallets. 

ETA: Ahem, forgot the on-topic part….we got married in a brewery so toasted with one of their brews.  I think people like having something in their hand to toast with but most really aren’t too particular about what it is.  Pick something you like or that has meaning to you.  I’ve loved some of the ideas you’ve been throwing around – I personally love the idea of a good spiced rum. Or, like you said, some kind of simple cocktail to set up the flavor and feel of the night.


Post # 105
148 posts
Blushing bee

I didnt read any responses but no, I would not care. I am not going to your wedding for the champagne, I’m going to celebrate you starting an amazing new chapter in your life

Post # 106
1889 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@ms_protea:  That is fantastic!  I’d do a jello shot over a glass of champagne any day.

OP, no I would not judge you.  I am not a big champagne drinker to begin with, and I think the toast is more of a symbolic thing done in celebration of the couple than a part of the wedding where more money spent actually makes a difference (like photography).

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