(Closed) Keg or bottled beer?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

You don’t have to serve from a keg in plastic cups, you can serve them in glasses and then it doesn’t look tacky.  We got a nice keg but then had some bottles for people who wanted something diff from the keg.  It worked otu for us.  Can your dad take teh keg back?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you have room in your budget, I would definitely go for bottled beer for all the reasons you mentioned.  I agree that the keg might look tacky.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

does your vendor provide bartenders that will serve drinks? if so, doing a keg isn’t a bad idea. i’m sure it would be hidden behind the bar and no one would een notice where it was coming from. you could even have glasses with your monogram or some special picture on them that people could take home afterwards as a favor (my cousin did this and we still use the glasses). you could always have a family member or member of the bridal party take the shell in for you if you can’t do it.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I vote for bottles if you can afford it.  Also, if you’re big drinkers, keg beer gives you more of a hangover than bottled beer.  Yuck.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

A keg is cheaper and much more environmentally friendly. If it can be hidden behind the bar, I don’t think it’s tacky.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

A keg is cheaper, easier for the bartenders to serve from, better for the environment and it will be behind a bar so no one will see it anyway. Our caterer gave us the option, but said that a keg is always easier for everyone involved. He suggested that for 200 people and 2 bars we get 2 quarter kegs of each beer (probably Heineken and Coors Light or something) and 2 cases of each as backup. Our families drink. A lot.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d say go for the keg if money is really an issue, because putting it behind a bar and having someone serve it will make it as easy as bottles.

But if you did bottles, you’d be able to offer more varieties to your guests. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

depending on the type of beer you get, bottles could be about the same price as getting a keg + getting glassware.  We’re doing bottles so that we can have more variety in beers.  Costco also allows you to return cases of beer if you don’t use them (even if the carton is open!).  So that could be another cost saver. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

@tatiepoo Aw boo. Thanks for letting me know that before I went and bought beer 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@Tatiepoo – Since you said it’s all DIY (including clean up, I assume) I’ll lend you my voice of experience.  My aunt and I got married a year apart at parties of a similar size in our respective backyards.  She did bottles, I did kegs (we drank out of mason jars) and let me tell you, the clean up was SO much easier without all the beer bottles!  I LOVED having the kegs.  They were easily hidden and personally, I think a glass of beer looks “classier” than a bottle but that may just be me.  As for not being able to return it the next day, if a friend or family member can’t do it why not see if you can just return them when you get back from your honeymoon? 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are still undecided on this as well. I certainly don’t think that keg beer is tacky- so don’t worry about that. Like Hotchildinthecity said, keg beer = horrible hangover so that is something to think about if you are going to be drinking a lot.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think kegs are tacky at all, and there’s definitely ways to hide them or make them not so conspicuous.  FI and I are sort of beer snobs, so we’ll be getting a keg of like Bud Light for the people who want to drink that (which will be many more than won’t), and then bottles of the good stuff for us and anyone else who wishes to partake. 

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