Post # 1
So Ive had the hardest time with deciding on alcohol. Our wedding will be informal and we are having 3 kegs. Im just about to the point where I want to email friends/family and tell them to bring their own drinks if they dont want beer. I have no one to stand with a margarita machine or refill a beverage container for a cocktail. I already have bought vodka so I was trying to find a drink that had vodka and a realllllyyyy cheap mix/fruit but am having no such luck. But then even if I do find a drink, I still have no one to refill or remix. Fiance and I only drink beer. So would it be bad if I only had the beer??
Post # 3
I would consider having some wine as well (probably a red and a white). I know a lot of people (myself included) who do not like beer. Things like margaritas can be messy and time consuming to make. I think wine is relatively easy.
Post # 4
you should buy some drink dispensers. i bought two. you can make some mix and put them in with a little card hanging from them. here is my inspiration:
i hope this help
Post # 5
I think Magenta’s idea is excellent. I know that I, personally, do not drink beer. I think that you should at least offer some wine. I love the idea of doing some other little mixed drinks (like the champagne punch, hard lemonade, etc. in that link) would be the best scenario.
Post # 6
What about a drink dispenser with something like vodka and cranberry juice? I also second the wine! Trader Joes has decent cheap wine.
Post # 7
I’m not a beer drinker at all, so I would be sober all night if I were one of your guests. There are quite a few easy mixed drinks out there that just require a little pre-prep, like spiked punch or screwdrivers (vodka + orange juice). Have you considered wine coolers like Smirnoff?
Post # 8
Yes, I have two nice glass drink dispensers like the ones in the link. I guess I will just find a drink I like that uses vodka and put those premixed into the dispensers and set them out. My next problem then would be keeping the drink cold. Do I put ice in the drink (melts and dilutes the drink), put ice in a bucket next to the dispenser, or something else I obviously cant think of??!! Wine is a no go – no one invited is a wine drinker.
Post # 9
Ice in a bucket sounds good. That’s how they serve mixed drinks in bars too – room temperature liquor poured over ice. 🙂
Post # 10
I agree with the wine comment. We are having beer and wine only at our wedding. Place the white wine in buckets of ice and people can help themselves and place the red on a table and again everyone helps themselves. No neet to mix or refill anything.
EDIT: I should really read things better- I just saw your comment about nobody being a wine drinker! Sorry!
Post # 11
Vodka with lemonade is amazing.. lemonade is pretty cheap. There are large dispensers that you could premix the drink in, and people could serve themselves:
Also, Trader Joes has cheap wine.. 3.39 a bottle if you buy a case.
Post # 12
I say definitely wine- go to trader joes for sure. two buck chuck. Or total wine or something else if you don’t have TJ’s in your state. Everyone who doesnt like beer will be very greatful!
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
You can make ice out of the mixer in your vodka drink? Maybe? Or just regular ice and hope people drink from it early. 😉
Post # 14
At frat parties we always used to have a vodka drink in McDonalds (orange drink) drink dispensors.
Now, I know your wedding is not a frat party and I am NOT suggesting you go to McDonalds but I am sure that you can find some sort of drink container and mix in a 40oz bottle of vodka and a sh** ton of koolaid and you will be good to go!
Post # 15
Thanks for all of yalls advice. I ended up finding a vodka punch recipe that was delicious and inexpensive. I served it in a big glass thing with a lattle and it went over fine. The ladies enjoyed the vodka punch and the guys inhaled the beer kegs!! ha
Post # 16
Drink dispensers can be beautiful, and another, very affordable, option is a big old punch bowl. Most liquor drinkers won’t say no to a well-mixed concoction of fruit juices and spirits. Even better, you can use cheap liquor since the juice masks the taste. There are lots of ways to make an alcoholic punch fun, including pouring in some cheap “champagne” (i.e. $3 Andre from the grocery store) or freezing some pieces of fruit to toss in.