Wedding (alcohol options)

posted 2 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which alcohol option should I go with? other ideas welcome!
    Cocktail hour with specialty drinks, beer, and wine. Beer and wine for dinner : (11 votes)
    39 %
    Cocktail hour and dinner with beer and wine only : (8 votes)
    29 %
    Option 1 with a cash bar for rest of reception : (5 votes)
    18 %
    Option 2 with a cash bar for rest of reception : (1 votes)
    4 %
    None of these : (3 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
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    1242 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    elombardo:  we’re in the same situation. We decided we’ll buy a few kegs of beer, couple bottles of wine and make everything else a cash bar. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    6614 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would just limit the alcohol to simple beer and wine, which should cut down on some cost. Some people frown upon cash bar, so there’s that.

    Post # 4
    Member
    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

    elombardo:  My venue charged us $10 a heads up front for Beer and wine but we get to choose from her wine shop (on site) and she will get us beer form the local liquor store at wholesale cost.  So we will only have to pay a little more fro beer after our up-front “booze deposit” is gone. I kinda like it that way so it’s already in teh budget

     

    She told us if we wanted hard liquor we could keep it in the Bride and groom quarters for family and the bridal party

    Post # 6
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    495 posts
    Helper bee

    elombardo:  We also had that issue for our wedding. I’m not a big drinker, and therefore hated the thought of wasting a load of money on alcohol. Still we wanted some alcohol available for people. We decided to just have a bottle of red and white wine on the tables (tables had 7-10 people), then a third bottle the staff would bring out if needed. We also had a small tab for just beer if others wanted beer instead of wine. Non alcoholic drinks were also available, and if guests wanted more they could buy more them selves. This seemed to work out well. When you look at your tables, you can roughly work out how much you will need per table. For example some grandparents, or pregnant people, ones who will be driving etc. may not even drink alcohol on the day. Just remember it’s your wedding day. Sometimes you can get carried away trying to please everyone else attending the wedding, remember it’s about you, not your guests. If they want to get really intoxicated, they can do it another day 🙂

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  LittleKBee.
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