Wine and beer?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
2151 posts
Buzzing bee

sunflower22:  I’m so interested in the responses because I was thinking of the same thing. I wouldn’t mind at all. Curious to see if it would upset others. 

Post # 3
248 posts
Helper bee

my friends are big drinkers…i would be ok with wine, but my friends would not.they are the lets do shots group lol  if you have older crowd or not big drinkers,beer and wine ok!

Post # 4
659 posts
Busy bee

I wouldn’t mind as I like wine. I don’t usually drink it all evening but wouldn’t mind doing so. I’d just be glad to be having a drink and enjoying the wedding. Most people I know like either wine or beer so I think the majority would be happy.

Post # 5
2173 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

It depends on the wine.  I’d probably be OK just drinking the wine, but if all the wine options are super dry or just don’t taste good, I won’t drink it.  But I certainly wouldn’t fault the host for not providing liquor, and if I really wanted it (and it was an option), I’d just shell out money for a drink.

Post # 6
245 posts
Helper bee


sunflower22:  Wouldn’t bother me at all, but is there the option of buying other drinks from the bar? I can’t drink wine all night and tend to move onto spirits, and beer can bag people up especially after a big meal!

Post # 7
851 posts
Busy bee

I was just at a wedding that was beer and wine only, and it went really well 🙂 Even the big drinkers seemed to pretty happy with it, and several people still managed to get sloshed lol.

Post # 8
12875 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We had wine and beer and those that wanted something else, paid for it.  I didn’t hear of any complaints.  I’ve been to wine and beer only receptions as well, sometimes with “just” 2 buck chuck, and I can’t complain if there’s free liquor at all to be had! 

Post # 9
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i’d be ok if only wine and beer was offered.

Post # 10
187 posts
Blushing bee

LudaRae:  The open bar at our wedding will be beer and wine only. The venue’s ABC license won’t allow them to serve liquor. We are working with our Beer/Wine supplier on the bar wine list. In addition to typical whites/reds to go with the meal we are including sweeter and fruitier wines (FI is strictly a Moscato drinker anyway. ) To hopefully appeal to a wider group.

Post # 11
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: Aug 23, 2014

Our Reception is going to be beer and wine only aswell. Our venue can’t serve liquor. We are also serving a variety of flavors (lime, raspberry, strawberry and mango) of the ‘bud light’ lime-a-rita! So anyone who wants a fruity more ‘cocktail’ drink can have those!!!


I’ve been to a few beer/wine only weddings and they all were fine! One I went to recently had a cash bar for anything other than beer/wine and not very many people actually purchased additional liqour… just pretty much stuck to the provided beer and wine!

Post # 12
6449 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wouldn’t bother me. I like both.

Post # 13
1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

sunflower22:  I would be fine with that. It would be nice if other alcohol was served but it’s not a necessity to have a good time. My SO doesn’t like wine or beer but as long as you have some good non-alcoholic drinks that’s ok. The weddings we’ve been to this summer have all only had wine and beer.

Post # 14
11607 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It wouldn’t bother me.  I drink wine, DH drinks beer.  If you could afford to swing a signature drink, that would round out the bar nicely, but I think a hosted bar of beer, wine, and soft drinks/juices would be fine!

Post # 15
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

sunflower22:  I think its perfectly fine, both as a guest and because that’s what we had. It worked great 🙂 

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