Post # 1
My fiance and I are planning to have a semi-open bar, with a drink menu with four or five different selections, wine and of course keg beer. We would, however, like to ensure that everyone has equal opportunity to drink the “liquor” before it’s gone.
As a backdrop, we are buying the alchohol at the local BX (military base store) to save a ton of money but once the alchohol runs out there is no back up supply. We would like to set it up so that people can have unlimited keg beer and 2 or 3 liquor based drinks per adult. We are toying with the idea of providing tickets with the invitations. But how many people will actually hold on to those tickets and whether the bartender will be able to keep track of them is another question. Has anyone done a variation of this? I would love to hear ideas, thoughts and advice.
Post # 3
I’ve been to a wedding with drink tickets. I think they had them on the table on each setting. And another wedding had the best man handing them out to everybody, which was really unorganized.
Post # 4
We did them. I punched out leaves to go with our tree theme. The bartenders were great with them, and people loved them. I tried to do them as ‘non tacky’ as possible.
Post # 5
@hcantrell0302: Someone talked about this yesterday. I suggested attaching them to the program if you are having programs. Someone else also mentioned having them attached to escort cards.
If it is going to be a sit down meal, I would even put them at the tables.
Post # 6
Oh, I should mention ours were on everyone’s bread plates.
Post # 7
there was actually a thread on this yesterday…someone was asking for advice on how to provide tickets. some of the ideas were attaching them to the programs or having a greeter hand them out as people walk into the reception.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t include them in the invitations because then they might accidentally get thrown away or left at home. Tucking them into the napkins at each place setting would be nice. I went to a conference with FH in September and the opening reception that night used drink tickets- each guest got two. You gave them to the bartender, they wrote down what drink you ordered on the ticket, and fixed your drink. It didn’t seem to cause a lot of confusion.
Post # 9
I’m going to hunt down yesterday’s post! Thanks so much ladies.
Post # 10
Yes, please don’t put them in the invitations!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve left the invitation at home. Or lost it. Or spilled coffee on it.
I think at people’s place setting is good, or perhaps combined in some way with the escort card.
Post # 11
@twocatcupcake: That is a GREAT idea! To be completely honest, I always thought the typical tear away ticket was unappealing to the eye. This is just great though!!!!