(Closed) Red wine at an outdoor wedding…should we/could we skip it?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: How would you feel to find no red wine option an an outdoor wedding?
    Bummed---I only drink red! : (13 votes)
    21 %
    Meh, I prefer red, but I'd be fine with whatever's there. : (22 votes)
    36 %
    I'd be drinking the rosé or white anyway, so it wouldn't matter. : (20 votes)
    33 %
    I'd be drinking beer or soda, so I wouldn't notice. : (6 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    People usually don’t want to drink red wine if it is hot outside.

    Post # 4
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    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t think it will be missed!

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I agree with your FI and people will expect red!

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    In that weather, I’d certainly be open to drinking reds (my preferred), but it sounds like whites and rosés would definitely fit your menu perfectly!  I don’t think anyone will miss a red option. 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’d be bummed.  I drink white and rose, too, but pizza + red wine is one of my favorite combinations.  Something inexpensive, Italian, and fun would be so awesome.  If it’s really hot out, yeah, red wine can be unappealing, but at 65-75 I don’t think it’d be an issue.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    What a fun reception! Sounds like something I’d like to attend!

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee

    I don’t think it will be too hot for a red wine and I normally would pair pizza with red. As long as it is not too heavy I would love to drink the red.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Shoot, I drink strong reds in 90 degree summer weather… that’s about all I will drink, white to me is horrible to drink… so I would rather drink water than any of those other choices….

    i.e. my vote is don’t skip the red! Maybe have a smaller selection.  Also, depending on your venue, you may only be charged for what is corked. If you brink your own, find a store that allows returns… 

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    65-75 to me is perfect red wine weather! i should add that I’m also not one that cares about what food I pair with my wine. I love salad and a strong red 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Busy Beekeeper

    I’d do a light red wine – perhaps a Pinot Noir or a Zin to complement the pizza.  What types of pizzas are you serving?

    I’m a red drinker – and may choose a white if it’s super hot – but I think it would be nice to give people the option.

    Maybe find a supplier that will take back bottles, if you have them left over.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i usually drink white anyway, but i think red’s much more of a crowd pleaser anyway–not many people i know drink rose

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    The only time I drink red wine outdoors is when it is in sangria!

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Hi date twin!  I actually just decided to skip a red wine too and have a sparkling, a white and a rose.  My reception is brunch though… I think it depends on what time your reception is.  After 4, and I would include a red.  Just my opinion.

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