Last Minute Additions: Bubbles!

I adore champagne.   This is apparent by:

  • My bachelorette party included a few bottles as well as going to Pops for Champagne.
  • My fridge currently contains six bottles.
  • My last minute addition to our wedding was champagne.

Before I continue, I’d like to vent.  I am extremely frustated that numerous caterers and venues charge exorbinant rates for champagne.  I’ve seen vendors charge brides $8 per person for a glass of mediocre champagne for tasting.


I am utterly frustrated that vendors make it near impossible to serve quality champagne.  When I told one of my Italian friends my wish to have champagne to be available all evening, she was shocked at the exorbiant rates.

Back to my story…

I called my hotel coordinator to find out the cost of champagne through out the night.  Denton and I researched different bottles of champagne.  We asked them to consider:

In the end, we opted to serve Iron Horse.  The name alone, Wedding Cuvee, is perfect along with the fact that we had a bottle when we celebrated our one year dating anniversary.  (It was a sign of things to come!)

If you are interested in upgrading your bar, here is a great article listing inexpensive sparking white wines.

Last Minute Additions

As much as blogs talk about budgets, the one that that I haven’t seen covered it Last Minute Additions.

Usually, I get an email from the Bride a few weeks before her wedding.  She has decided that she HAS TO HAVE xyz at her wedding.  Since time is running out, the Bride requests some vendor recommendations. 
Not part of the original wedding plans, I have seen couples add various things to their wedding day.
Here are some examples:
  • late night snacks
  • limo transportation for the entire bridal party
  • extending the bar 
  • candy buffet
  • photobooth
It is important to remember: if you are going to add something at the last minute, don’t stress yourself out.