(Closed) Cocktails only for the ladies?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I get the idea, but I wouldn’t do this. You can’t assume men won’t drink liquor, and ladies won’t drink beer. I don’t personally like the idea of having something available… but out of reach for half your guests. You might consider doing 1 or 2 “signature” cocktails instead of a full bar. That way you’d only need to have a few liquors/mixers/garnishes on hand.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I can’t tell you how to assign drinks.

But you say that ‘the guys drink beer’ and ‘girls drink cocktails’ so won’t it just work itself out? I guess you could call the cocktail something so super effeminate that a dude would just be embarrassed to order it.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Say what?  I really think this is a mistake.  You really shouldn’t try to separate the guests in any way, let alone by gender.

If you really MUST do this, then only offer one signature cocktail that is so girly that no guy would touch it with a 10 foot pole.  Something pink with feathers, an umbrella and all kinds of fruit.  I wouldn’t drink that option myself, but it’s worth a shot I guess?  Whatever you do, DO NOT offer drinks only for men or only for women.  Big mistake.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont think this is a good idea… I agree with pp posters that suggest having a signature drink only

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I thought you were a troll when I first read your post.

This has disaster written all over it. Only serve what you can afford – for everyone!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree on the signature drink. It’s a controlled (strength wise) so that no one goes overboard.

Or ask your bartenders to make mixed drinks only. Nothing on the rocks, no shots. I’ve been to weddings that have this specification and didn’t think it was rude.

But i think discriminating based on sex and assuming what people will and won’t drink based on that is rude.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Can you just do beer and wine?  Maybe one or two “signature” drinks.  It will cut down on costs more – most everyone will be happy this way. 

I think that people will jsut find a way around it…girls will be ordering mixed drinks and giving them to their boyfriends.  That’s what I would do, since I’m the wine girl and he’s the vodka tonic guy.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Or, just lose the liquor if you can’t afford it. Beer and wine is all people expect. Liquor is good bonus.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@HotMomma04: Okay. Then do that. What’s the issue?

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My FI chooses liquor over beer every single time. Yes, even if it is a really girly looking drink. It’s just what he prefers. If he saw the ladies walking around with cocktails, but he could only drink beer he’d probably be a bit miffed.

Either allow everyone to have cocktails (maybe just 1 signature drink for everyone) or only serve beer and wine to cut down on costs. I don’t think it’s a good idea to discriminate who drinks what based on their gender….

ETA: Just saw your update. Glad you decided to go with the signature cocktail for everyone. I think that’s a much better idea!! 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Might i suggest you call it a ‘Hot Momma’ 😉

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