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Necessary or Not: Champagne Toasts?

Maggie, on February 19, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 84
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Weddings call for toasts! But does it have to be champagne, or can your guests use whatever drink they have? Is a champagne toast in the cards for your wedding reception or is it an extra you’re willing to forgo?


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  • Mrs. H
    Rockstar September 2019
    Mrs. H ·
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    I personally hate champagne but do like the idea of having some sort of a toast.

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  • Swtnss238
    VIP May 2019
    Swtnss238 ·
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    Not necessary. We will have toasts but guests can drink whatever they want.
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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
    Danielle ·
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    Not necessary to provide champagne. Every wedding I've ever been to (except one) let guests toast with their own beverages.

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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·
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    Not necessary. We let them toast with whatever they got from the bar provided.

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  • Tara
    Master May 2020
    Tara ·
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    Completely unnecessary for me. I dislike champagne and I’m not a fan of alcohol at weddings, due to past experiences.
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  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
    Danielle K ·
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    Eh not. I think a toast is nice but not necessarily champaigne. people can toast with their own drink.

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  • Nicole
    Super September 2020
    Nicole ·
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    We haven't settled on our venue yet, one includes the champagne toast for all guests and one does not. I'm very on the fence about this. I like the idea of the champagne toast but $600+ could be better spent elsewhere.

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  • Mandy
    VIP May 2019
    Mandy ·
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    Not necessary. We're not even doing toasts at ours so.. there's that.

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    I agree with that, Future Mrs. H. A toast is nice, but could it be with, like, Sprite instead? Sparkling cider?

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Then I guess the question is do you want to do a champagne toast, Nicole? Would your venue allow you to trade it from champagne to just sparkling wine or something like that?

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  • Nicole
    Super September 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Maggie, I do want a champagne toast yes Smiley smile

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  • Nemo
    VIP August 2018
    Nemo ·
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    We had champagne for the head table, which I didn't even realize we had. So we had one, but I didn't care about it. The only time I like champagne is in my mimosas.

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  • Martika
    Expert September 2019
    Martika ·
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    We will no a toast, with whatever our guest are drinking. A champagne toast is not necessary

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  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
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    Not necessary. They can just toast with whatever they have!
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  • Mrs.
    Super May 2019
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    I never thought of not having champagne or prosecco for the toasts. We're definitely having a couple toasts at ours, and I think we're doing prosecco toasts because FH loves prosecco. But I wouldn't be opposed to letting people toast with whatever they're drinking.

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  • Alyssa
    Super July 2019
    Alyssa ·
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    Not necessary but it's included with our venue so we will have it. Champagne is actually one of the few types of alcohol FH will drink oddly enough.
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Are you going to be doing more than one toast, Abby?

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  • Alicia
    VIP August 2019
    Alicia ·
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    Not necessary. We'll be toasting with whatever everyone is drinking!

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  • Maureen
    Dedicated March 2020
    Maureen ·
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    We're having toasts, just not with champagne. We will let everyone chose what they would like to drink.

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  • Alisha
    Dedicated November 2020
    Alisha ·
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    I do not think having champagne is necessary but toasting is something I look forward to doing at our wedding.

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