Putting a poll on your wedding website for the bar? good idea or no?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: poll on wedding website for drinks
    yes, good idea : (6 votes)
    18 %
    no, bad idea : (27 votes)
    82 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Nobody used any of the interactive features of my website and more than a few admitted they never used the website at all even though I had the invitation refer guests to the website to RSVP.  I couldn’t even get them to recommend songs for the reception using the website.  And yes, it was a super easy website to use that even worked on guests’ smartphones.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    There was a period when our venue lost their liquor license and we were going to have to provide our own liquor for the bartender to serve. I just asked the bartender and they calculated how much of everything to buy. I guess you can never be sure, but I think I’d go that route instead of putting a poll on there. I drink all sorts of things so I couldn’t tell you for sure what I’d feel like drinking months from now.

    Post # 5
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    4163 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    We brought all of our alcohol and mixers (including soda), and for the beer and wine, bought stuff we liked. That way if we had extras, it wasn’t a big deal. Just make sure you have a plan for how to get it home from the reception!

    Post # 6
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    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    I don’t think the poll is going to help very much.  Most of my guests are not picky about drink choices and would just check everything on the poll.  If it’s an open bar, people will drink what’s available and will be content.  If you’re having a bartender, they can give you good estimates for the quantities and types of alcohol you should have, based on the number of guests and length of the reception.

    Post # 9
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    11734 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Honestly, people don’t really look at wedding websites, and most won’t be able to guess what they want to drink months ahead of time.  I usually don’t decide until the bartender asks me…

    There are tons of website to help calculate, and your caterer/bartenders should be able to help with this also.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Go to BevMo’s website and they have a really easy and accurate calculator. I keep worrying about running out of stuff too. But honestly, I don’t think ts that big of a deal. I don’t know anyone that will only drink one thing, if something runs out they can just switch drinks. No biggie 

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @partyplanner83:  If you’re buying your own alcohol most liquor stores will allow you to return unopened bottles – so I would buy a little more than you need (the calculater a PP posted is a good idea). Also your caterer/bartender should be able to help you figure it out!

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