Instead of having your waiters pour a stingy flute of Champagne for everyone to toast you (usually way before they are going to drink it so it's nice and flat....), ask your venue to have Champagne (or sparkling rose Moscato or Prosecco) poured for your head table and those making a toast to you, but ask everyone else to 'lift their glass' and toast with whatever they're drinking. On a party of 100 guests, this should save you a minimum of 500.00 for a catered bar, 200.00 if you have stocked your own bar. Not everyone loves Champagne, especially
For reasonable, drinkable bubbly, try Frexinet, almost any rose Moscato, and Tutelo Prosecco. Yum!