Liquor or Beer/Wine?

posted 1 year ago in Food
  • poll: Which would you rather?
    Beer & wine : (57 votes)
    70 %
    Well liquor : (8 votes)
    10 %
    Top shelf : (17 votes)
    21 %
    other : (0 votes)
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    359 posts
    Helper bee

    I think if finances dont allow then you’re fine with just offering beer and wine. Youre giving them something to drink all night! I didn’t vote because to be honest when I go to a wedding, I ideally will drink wine with dinner and then captain n  coke the rest of the night! Id ask the venue if theyd let you have well but with captain at a smaller cost since you dont want the whole “top shelf” available, usually venues will allow this.

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    359 posts
    Helper bee

    @jpalm13: I completely agree with you. My FI and I wont drink that, we’d rather have beer/wine than a bad rum n coke! Captain for us all the way! We actually had to add it into our bar menu because ours didnt include it. Now our contract says in all caps CAPTAIN MORGAN! lol I’m happy :)

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    3772 posts
    Honey bee

    We are having beer/wine at our reception, I think it’s perfectly fine. Some friends of ours already have the heads up and are bringing a flask in ;)

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    150 posts
    Blushing bee

    @jpalm13:  I voted for well just because I don’t enjoy beer or wine.  Now, let me say that it is completely up to you, and if I was a guest at your wedding, I wouldn’t mind ANY of the options. Its your wedding, do what YOU want :)

    My FI thinks that we should just do beer and wine to keep the costs down as well, and I am completely against that right now just because I’m the bride!  If I can’t drink for free at the wedding I’m paying for, I’m going to be upset!!

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    1750 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Personally, I think it’s better to limit things to beer and wine because while people may still become intoxicated, they’ll do so a bit more slowly than if you have hard liquor.

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    8153 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    As a guest I’d prefer wine, DH would prefer beer.  We both like liquor, too, but beer and wine is preferable.

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    3733 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would prefer beer and wine because I do most of my drinking with food. are they paying for booze no matter what or is this money coming from a total allowance that men’s you’re sacrificing another thin if you go for the expensive option?

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    89 posts
    Worker bee

    Is there the options to pay for the beer/ wine like you plan and your guest can have the option of buying the hard stuff. We came across a similar problem but it was with finding a reasonably priced bartending service. DH and I both rather have Captain than beer or wine! Our venue didn’t have the option of supplying us. Most bartenders I met with said no matter what they would bring an entire bar set up and even if we were only paying for beer and wine, they would give the guest the option of purchasing other drinks. I thought it was tacky at first, but everybody I talked it over with reassured me that it was totally fine. If you go that route, be sure to let guest no if they want more than beer and wine to bring some extra cash…. Good luck!

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    3733 posts
    Sugar bee

    If they are unwilling to spend more for the top shelf, would you two be willing to cover the difference? If no top shelf, then I’m with you, why bother? 

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