Regarding "Bars" (Candy bars, tea bars, coffee bars…)

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Should I do a coffee tea bar?
    Yes, it sounds totally awesome! : (34 votes)
    61 %
    Only if you are really obsessed with doing one! : (11 votes)
    20 %
    No, it will be a waste of your time and money! : (11 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    484 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @raziel1687:  I think it’s cute, but won’t the venue offer coffee and tea with the cake anyway? It seems it may be a waste of money only as you are already getting it for free…

    Post # 4
    2414 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Can you order it for less than your full guest list?  We are having a hot chocolate bar.  Our guest list is around 150, but we’re only ordering for 50.  Most of our guests will be taking advantage of the open bar when the hot chocolate is out (cocktail hour).  We do have about 20 kids, so this is more for them and a few of my friends who don’t drink (instead of just having the option of pop.)  We’re having chocolate shavings, whipped cream, cherries, marshmellows, etc to put in the hot chocolate. 

    Post # 7
    1515 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @raziel1687:  I personally love the idea!

    What about having the tea/coffee bar during cocktail hour and save the alcohol for later in the reception? A “Coffee/Tea hour” if you will.

    Post # 8
    1197 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    sounds like you’re having a combined dessert/coffee bar (hope I understood correctly)?  in that case, go for it!  I think it’ll be very cute, and people will definitely use it for the sweets if not for the beverages. 

    Post # 9
    7929 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I went to a wedding about 10 years ago that had an espresso bar towards the end of the evening and a lot of people had coffee or espresso (or espresso drinks like lattes) including me. There had been a full open bar all evening. There was no liquor at the coffee bar.

    Post # 12
    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @raziel1687:  Sounds cute. I’m a tea lover. What time of day are you planning? Definitely be sure to include decaf. If it’s late at night and I’m not drinking and dancing, I like to skip the caffeine!

    Post # 13
    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    As a coffee lover I can say that I would LOVE this idea. And NO WAY would your coffee bar be a waste of money simply because coffee was being served by the venue! I am assuming you’d be providing the coffee (not using the venue’s coffee, unless they’ve got something better than the average venue coffee) and yeah, all the extra things would be AWESOME. Doesn’t matter that there will be alocohol, coffee is still someting that lots of people drink!

    We had a coffee bar, even hired a barista and rented a to-go coffee shop (something a local mom and pop shop offered) and our guests LOVED it. It was a HUGE hit, especially later on in the evening. We had coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, and guests still rave about the coffee bar at our wedding. (We did though, have a shot add in option, but the barista wasn’t licensed to serve alcohol, so the bartender had to add the shot. Both stations were next to each other, so it wasn’t that big a deal. However, not many guests added alcohol to their coffee according to the bartender, so I wouldn’t worry about that at all!)

    Post # 16
    1802 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think there will be plenty of people who either don’t want to drink at all, or want to curb their drinking a little bit towards the end of the night. As long as you offer plenty of decaf options I think this will be a big hit! 

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