RSVP – drink for the toast

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
65 posts
Worker bee

Don’t do that.. people will want specific wines or specific cocktails with items that are too annoying to stock for a wedding. Unless she is getting married at a big fancy hotel, it will be expensive to come.up with the resources for that. This is why a lot of couples will have a”signature cocktail.” It makes certain mixers available and it prevents the cocktail from being too complicated to make. Most weddings are stocked with a “well drink” capacity, meaning meaning two choices of wine, two choices of beer, and well drinks(ie, rum&coke, vodka&7up, etc) Are you guys byobing it or are you hiring a bartender?

Post # 3
3653 posts
Sugar bee

You can just give them a short list of choices – other than that, it could be a logisitical nigtmare

Post # 4
6697 posts
Bee Keeper

That seems like way more trouble than it’s worth. The most gracious way is to take drink orders at the table.  I would not do a reply card RSVP for this purpose.  I don’t even like when caterers require it for the meal. 

Post # 5
5793 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

If the couple will be buying a drink for a toast, it’s not really going to be that much cheaper than champagne toasting. Save the hassle and just do champagne or provide wine with dinner and toast with that.

Post # 6
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I agree with PPs, this is going to be a huge hassle.  I’m assuming, because of the wording that you used, that the bride and groom are paying for a drink of choice for each guest, that the rest of the evening will be a cash bar.  I think the easiest solution is to give each guest a drink ticket (maybe with their seating card).  You can include a note saying it’s for the toast, or not and just let them use it whenever they want.  That way, the bar has an easier way to track which drinks to charge for and which ones should go on the couple’s tab.

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