Celebrations require toasts and if you ask us: frequently! Thanks to Hollywood and decades of champagne montages- most know exactly how to “Pop Bottles!” Whether you find yourself planning an afternoon, evening wedding or an elopement- take advantage of any opportunity to bring something extra to the party!
For the early birds planning brunch-time weddings, a Mimosa bar is a great alternative to a traditional cocktail hour. This fun idea brings the bubbly to your guests before they have a chance to consider that it’s not 5pm yet. No judgments here! Who doesn’t like a little spiked OJ to get things going?
For those that would rather not be dodging flying corks- A Bloody Mary bar or Gin & Tonic assortment are some alternatives to consider.
A Glass to Greet your guests
Why not walk in and be greeted with a little cheers? For your guests entry before the ceremony, it’s a great option to have a champagne station by the card/gift table or even right at the start of the ceremony site. Everyone will be overjoyed to raise a glass as you process back down the aisle as newlyweds!
During the second most tearjerker portion of your event, we think that a classic champagne toast is a lovely touch. Not only is it subtle liquid courage for your loved ones tell their stories and share the love they feel for you, but there’s something about wedding speeches that call for that tall dainty glass of fun. We aren’t forgetting that speeches aren’t the only time we can think of to incorporate more bubbles. A Rose Brut would add an additional delight to what most think of as their favorite part of the reception: the cake!
Bubbles- whether Brut, Prosecco or Martinelli’s- are super fun, in a way that a Manhattan or Coke can’t match. Champagne and love are one and the same. Both offer excitement, thrill and bring out the best in us- our smiles!
Chat with your wedding planner to figure out the best plan for bubbles at your wedding! They are the experts who will line everything up with your venue, caterer, and bartending service to make the magic happen. A few of top local planners that come to mind include Gather Events, Madeline Moore Events, J29 Events, Peachy Keen Coordination, and Ella Events.
Hiring a professional wedding planner is the best decision you will make. Check out our full list of highly recommended local Portland wedding planners! We know, love, and trust these ladies. You can’t go wrong!
Featured images by Deyla Huss Photography.
This Tips & Advice piece was submitted by Ema Hadziselimovic, a trusted local wedding professional and talented writer.