Post # 1
We are going to do a cigar bar at the reception- not having someone roll them, just offering them to guests who prefer it. Being the girly girl that I am, I ordered customized matches ages ago, so it seems fitting to have the cigars. Problem is, I have nO IDEA where to start. We anticipate 175 guests- how many do we buy? And what kind? Fiance isn’t a huge cigar person, this is more of just a nice touch… any ideas on where to buy (online or in CT/RI/MA area) for the best deal?
Post # 2
Tag! I want to do the same thing…. I am ordering cutomized matches off of Etsy.
Post # 3
Go to your local cigar place in town, not one that’s like a cigarette outlet, but a nice cigar bar. Those guys know everything about cigars and they supply parties all the time. Tell them your budget, how many men your expecting, and they will walk you through what you’ll need. I have a friend that owns a cigar bar and he supplies weddings all the time. Don’t forget a few good cigar cutters to lay around.
Post # 4
shorebride105: my FI likes Acid Blondies and Tatianna Groovy Blue. The tatiannas come in a little tin of 4 or 5 mini ones. They kinda smell like blueberries. the Acids are regular size and cost around $7 each…I think a tin of mini tatiannas is like $12-$15.
getting mini ones might be the best idea–it takes like an hour to smoke a larger one.
I would definitely ask a real cigar shop–they might be able to give you a discount if you buy a bunch.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We did a cigar and scotch bar at our wedding and it was a huge hit. Our group was small (30, including us) and it was composed of the people we are closest to, so it was easy to figure our how many we needed to buy. From there, I just set Mr. LK loose in his favorite cigar shop and he handled the rest. We set them out in groupings with written descriptions of each cigar so that people could choose the one that best suited their tastes. We also made scotch pairing suggestions for each cigar.
Post # 6
We did a little cigar station as well at our wedding. I bought the cigars from this site: http://www.famous-smoke.com
I also purchased a cutter and some nice lighters from Amazon. I made a framed sign and there were some candles and some flowers there too. We had about 165 to 170 guests and I purchased 1 full box of regular cigars in their “sampler” selection, so a few different brands with a total of 20 cigars, then another box of 8 “petit” cigars in a really good brand, a box of 50 “miniature” cigars, and then an assortment of about 30 “cigarillos” or basically small filtered cigars that are the size of cigarettes and are flavored with chocolate or rum or things like that. They come in packs of 10 or 12 (brand Tatiana or Djarum).
In total it was about 110 offerings and that was a good amount because not everyone smokes cigars or cigarettes, and then some people just took one to smoke later. We thought all of our lighters would “disappear”, but we actually had some left over and those that partook in the cigars really seemed to enjoy it.
We also put the station in a place that was far enough away from any guests that maybe wouldn’t want to smell or be around the smoke. We had an outdoor venue, so it worked because there was an area that had some seating and an outdoor fireplace that was adjacent to the main area, but not in everyone’s face.
Post # 7
I’m glad to hear that the cigar bars are well received. My venue’s package comes with a professional roller/cognac bar. I was a little worried it’d be over kill, but I was actually excited to smoke a cigar with FI on our wedding day.
I’m in the same area as you, OP, but I’m not experienced with buying cigars. Sorry I can’t help with that.
Post # 8
Hello. Hope everything worked out for you. Some really great suggestions on this thread. If you still need tips I would be glad to assist as I host cigar related events in a very boutique fashion. It’s def a nice touch to add to a wedding venue or special occassion.