Corkscrews/wine tools for the Reception. How many did you buy?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Where will they be getting the wine and beer? If you’ll have them set at each table I would get one per table or ask the waiters to come around to open the bottles. 

Post # 4
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4163 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Why not get screw top bottles? Problem solved. 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We didn’t have wine on tables, we just had all the bottles over on one long bar table and had ~5 corkscrews on the table (for 165 guests and a similar sounding wedding).

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@Brittanyrio:  it definitely worked fine for us.  We also had a laid back, no-waiters, outdoor event and our guests were totally cool with popping their own corks.  We had custom wine too 🙂  

Just make sure you have some family or friends who will help put all the bottles out and occasionally check that there are enough cups, etc – you don’t want to have to worry about that on your wedding day!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@lolot:  LOVE your wine table! My venue is very DIY (no preferred/required vendor lists; catering and drinks are BYO) so I’m wondering if there were any concerns about serve yourself alcohol? How did you deal with the venue on that issue?

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@bitsybee:  thank you!  That’s how our venue was too, very DIY.  We applied and received a liquor license from the venue, and then I just asked the point person if we needed certified bartenders or anything along those lines.  She was like “Um, what? No.”  Haha, ok.  For what it’s worth, the wedding was in Wyoming where regulatory laws tend to be fairly lax – the Wild West and all that.

So yeah, I’d probably just ask.  You could tell them you’ll have people serving (eg family members) but ask if they need to get licenses, if you don’t want them to think it’ll just be a free for all.  (Ours was a free for all and it was fine though!)

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Brittanyrio:  I think you’re on the right track – One bottle of red/white on each table already opened and then the rest on a common table with a couple corkscrews. Honestly, I don’t think you need more than 2 or 3 corkscrews on the common table. People will come up at different times. And I second the suggestion to designate someone to watch the common table to be sure it is stocked with ice, cups and cocktail napkins.

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