(Closed) Sangria instead of or in addition to red and white wine? Sangria hour?

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Sangria & Wine - Both? Just Sangria? Sangria hour? All night?
    Offer a sangria hour -- sangria + non-alcoholic options : (5 votes)
    8 %
    Offer a sangria hour -- sangria + beer + wine + non-alcoholic options : (21 votes)
    34 %
    Offer a sangria hour -- sangria + beer + non-alcoholic options : (17 votes)
    27 %
    Skip the sangria hour -- sangria + beer + wine + non-alcoholic options all night : (13 votes)
    21 %
    Skip the sangria hour -- sangria + beer + non-alcoholic options all night : (6 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    When our ceremony was done, the bridal party was gone for about 1.5 hours for photos. During this time we only served vodka peach punch, beer and non-alcoholic options. During dinner, only wine was served. Then after dinner the bar was open. We did it this way to slow the amount of alcohol that was consumed, as we had a free, open bar. It worked super-well and everyone was happy. 

    Post # 4
    1797 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Yes, serve other alcoholic drinks at cocktail hour, even if it is only beer and wine.  I personally think Sangria is absolutely wonderful, but I know a TON of guys who hate it, and a few girls who don’t either.

    Post # 5
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I want to come 🙂  I love the sangria hour but ideally would still offer wine, beer, and non alc. options.

    Post # 6
    1582 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Monny:  +1

    great idea!

    Post # 7
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I would offer all options but highlight the sangria with pretty signs as signature drink. I really enjoy sangria

    Post # 8
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @JJBelle:  I just wanted to say I love sangria. Offer it all night. 

    Post # 9
    816 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I don’t think you really need wine if you have sangria. But beer would be nice! Most men I know don’t reach for sangria. 🙂 I’m jealous – I love sangria! My plan was to have a sangria/wood-fired pizza reception before I decided on the weddingmoon we had. 🙂

    Post # 10
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Sangria all night with beer, wine and non-alc options.  I’m tinking of doing Sangria, as well!!

    Post # 11
    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    To expand selection when only offering Sangria, beer & non-alcohol, I would offer both “white” (think peach) & “red/traditional sangria.  Cheers!

    Post # 12
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @QueenOfSerendip:  Sangria/wood-fire pizza reception sounds like a dream! Pizza is one of my favorite food groups (lol) I wonder if I could get away with a pizza reception…

    Post # 13
    2551 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I love sangria but have had some really horrible tasting stuff before as well. For that reason I tend to steer clear of it unless I know how it was made (sometimes waay to sweet, sometimes not sweet at all). For that reason I agree with PP that said to have both the traditional red & the lighter white sangria’s (the white is pretty hard to mess up & is much lighter) and beer. 

    Post # 14
    12 posts
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We are toying with the idea of sangria in addition to an open bar. Our crowd loves sangria… men and women. I think sangria is a great idea!

    Post # 15
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    You definitely still need wine even with sangria because sangria is stronger, more alcoholic (real sangria should have a bit of brandy or other liquor in it) and some guests might not want it because of that.

    Post # 16
    924 posts
    Busy bee

    Sangria is usually quite sweet (too sweet for my taste buds), so I think having wine also would be nice.  It does depend though on what your non-alcoholic options are – if they’re things like juice and non-alcoholic punch, then those are also quite sweet, so in that situation I would definitely recommend a non-sweet option.

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