Post # 1
We are planning on having 2 signauture drinks as well as beer and wine at our open bar. one is a hot mulled cider and the other is sangria. I noticed at my sisters wedding that it seemed that a lot of people were drinking the signature drinks (including ones you wouldn’t expect).
So, my question is, has anyone noticed that guests have chosen the signautre drink more than usual?
I have a very small budget and am trying to plan out how much of everything I need so as not to waste any alcohol (or anything else!) After going through my list it seemed like mostly beer drinkers but now I’m thinking that there might be less beer and wine and more signature drinks. If anyone has any experience with this I’d appreciate your input, thanks!
Post # 3
I think that when a signature drink is offered a lot of people tend to go for it, even if it’s not typical for them. It’s a fun to drink to try for “free” — free for them 🙂 I would plan that most of your guests will have a signature drink, and then you’ll probably be over-budgeting, which is better than under-budgeting. Also, you can talk to your venue and see what trends they’ve noticed with signature drinks.
Post # 4
We did beer and wine and a signature blue margarita. I planned for 1 signature drink for each guest and planned that should at least let everyone who wanted one have it during the 1 hour cocktail hour. However, I was drinking them all night and I noticed others were too so they must have lasted well beyond the cocktail hour.
I used the evite drink calculator to calculate our need for beer and wine and we had plenty of wine left over. Not sure what the leftover amount of beer was. We went with kegs and had 1 keg of yuengling, 1 keg of blue moon, and 2 kegs of bud light (gross but it’s the hubbys choice). We draft beer fans, but I didn’t want such a “keg party” look with the bartenders pumping kegs so we found a local beverage distributor who rented something called a draft box. It’s basically a coleman cooler with (in our case) two draft handles on the front and then inside are all the tubes and workings to make the beer flow, the setup also uses gas of some kind. Its hard to explain so if you’re interested check out orlandokegs.com and look at their info on draft boxes.
Once the caterer had the coleman coolers all wrapped in nice black linen the only thing showing was the draft handles and it made the bartenders job a lot easier (no pumping).