(Closed) Asking “What what will you be drinking?” is this tacky?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Hm.  This is a tough one.  I think it is a hard question to ask of your guests in advance of the wedding.  I know that I personally drink both wine and beer but may not know what I want to drink until the moment that I order!  I would say that it really depends on how well you know your guests and how you think your fam will feel about the question! 

Do you need beer glasses?  Maybe you can just go with bottled beer and then just rent wine glasses?

Post # 4
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484 posts
Helper bee

I think that is a tough question to ask simply b/c most people probably won’t know until they order! I would leave the question off of your RSVP and look at other ways to save money.

Remember though that you will need multiple glasses per person since people almost always put their glass down when finished or just forget about it. They will not remember to bring their empty glass back to the bar when they need a refill.

I would call a rental company to see what they recommend for the number of people you are having and then make a decision oh whether it is really cost effective to buy your glassware. Also dont forget about water glassess.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I agree. I think it would be much less of a headache to just supply the wine glasses and serve bottled beer. It’s "classier" than canned beer and you dont have to worry about the added expense.

 Also you may want to check with a rental company on prices before you spend money on 100 wine glasses you’ll most likely never use again.

The rental company I’m going with only charges 60 cents a glass and that includes their washing fee. You’d be spending an exta 40 cents a glass plus tax, and then have to wash them all and find a place to store them after the wedding.

Just a thought.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Where do you plan on hosting your wedding? The rental company I’m using usually delivers everything a day or two before the actual event, and picks everything up the day after. So we get the rentals for the WHOLE weekend for just one flat delivery fee, no special fees for different days. We’re having a backyard wedding, so the logistics aren’t as involved as having it at a place that has a wedding a day. If you only plan on renting glasses you may be able to get away with picking them up yourself and skipping the dlivery charge.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn

I agree with answers above that is will be hard to guess what people are drinking.  Maybe you could call a catering company and see what they normally suggest for numbers when people are renting all their glasses.

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