(Closed) Beer but no wine…tacky?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

no way.. I do not think there and I hate this word ‘tacky’ You do what you want to do.. No guest will be offended. I had friends who had sparkling apple juice as a subsititute and beer and it was a hit 😀

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Personally, if I had to choose one or the other to serve, I would choose wine. I don’t like beer and wine sees more like a “celebration” drink. Honestly, I would be disappointed if beer was the only option but you know your guests and what their tastes are. And it is YOUR day. GL 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

This is absolutely fine.  Here in WI, it can be a very nice wedding with just beer.  Beer is also easier to control if you get some big drinkers in there.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It’s not tacky, but I would definately serve both. I would be disappointed to be a guest at a wedding that only offered beer.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I *might* be a bit disappointed if there wasn’t champagne for a toast, but I just love champagne toasts!

Other than that though, I think its really cost effective to just have beer, wine gets expensive! My brother spent a TON of money on wine for his destination wedding and there was SO much left over, and no one could take it home on the plane so they ended up just leaving it at the bed and breakfast… It was really a waste of money.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wouldn’t say “tacky,” definitely not.  As a non-beer drinker myself (wine, liquor, yes… I just don’t like beer!), I’d be disappointed to not have anything I cared for, but if you know your guests and they’ll enjoy it, then go for it!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’m also a non-beer drinker.  I only drink wine or mixed liquor drinks.  If you want honesty, I would probably be annoyed and leave early.  Wine can be inexpensive to add if you get less beer and a decent low end wine.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I only drink wine or liquor drinks so I too would be bummed with just beer. I dont think its tacky but A LOT of people dont drink beer.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Serve both. A lot of poeple don’t drink beer. You can get $3 buck chuck from Trader Joes. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Apparently I can’t spell people this morning. HA

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I think beer-only is fine for a low key gathering. It sounds like lots of your guests won’t miss the alcohol, and if I were a non-beer drinker, it wouldn’t bother me to stick with softies.

I’d rather drink good quality wine or none at all. Lots of wine drinkers avoid the cheap and nasty stuff.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think it’s tacky either but I was recently at a wedding that served only beer and champagne and I was a little disappointed. I don’t drink either so I was left with water to drink, which is ok. But having been to more than one wedding I can compare it to the other and I enjoyed the other much more (and no I didn’t get hammered at either, it was just having something I liked at one vs the other). But like some other people said, you know your family and friends. If they don’t like wine, why offer it.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

I think it really depends on your family and your guests. My family and friends are more beer drinkers (and mixed drinks) than wine, so it would be fine for us.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

As long as it’s not Bud or Coors Light. haha. I would do wine too though-maybe just get a cheap  box  or something since your family doesnt have many drinkers and they won’t know the difference.

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