Post # 1
Our vow renewal will be very intimate. We are only having thirty guests.My husband and I decided on serving only wine, beer and bubbly.
I saw my younger brother last night. He said that I cannot expect grown men to drink wine and beer all night; an open bar is the only acceptable option in his eyes.
To be honest, we aren’t interested in forking out cash for an open bar, especially for such a small group. However, my brother did give me something to think about.
Perhaps I can add some hard liquor? Maybe some scotch and rum…
What do my lovely and smart Bees think? Would you be disappointed as a guest if you went to a wedding/vow renewal and there were only a few drink choices?
Post # 3
Well I usually drink wine and hubs drinks beer, so we’d be just fine! I think it depends on your group….
Post # 4
@PositiveThinking: I can’t think of anyone I know who wouldn’t drink wine or beer. I know many people that would prefer a scotch or martini, but I also know that they would drink wine or beer instead if that was offered.
Post # 5
Wine and beer is more than fine. If they want anything else, they can bring/buy it!
Post # 6
I wouldn’t expect grown men to complain about the lack of liquor…
Post # 7
How can a grown man not drink beer all night? And why does drinking wine equate not being a man? His logic is ridiculous. As long as it’s decent, beer, wine, and champs will be wonderful.
Post # 8
Most men I know like beer so I cant imagine they would be upset…
Post # 9
@PositiveThinking: If my brother criticized my booze choices, I’d ask if he was chipping in for the open bar……beer, wine, and champagne are fine…its a marriage celebration, not a frat party!
Post # 10
I think what you are doing is perfectly fine!
And FYI, we had an open full bar and the majority of drinks consumed were wine and beer.
Post # 11
I don’t think you are doing anything wrong at all! Our wedding only had beer, wine, champagne, and PGA punch. If you want something else, I’d consider having a signature drink that you and your H come up with (maybe one for each of you?).
Post # 12
@PositiveThinking: Throw in some non-alcholic stuff (sodas, water, non-alcholic wine if you’re feeling really gnerous) and I see no problem!
Post # 13
I plan on just doing a beer and wine bar. That seems totally reasonable to me. Lol I won’t complain if someone is providing me free drinks all night as longer as it isn’t frat house beer
Post # 14
The few men I know who don’t drink beer do drink wine.
Post # 15
Our renewal will only be 5.5 hours and end by 9:30. I am going for a romantic dinner party vibe. The only dancing will be between my husband and I, as well as a dance with my father.
It’s nice to hear that drinks menu isn’t completely crazy. My husband and I feel confident in our decision. My brother’s comments made me wonder if perhaps we would look cheap.
I was thinking of serving champagne, until I realized how expensive it would be. I don’t think anyone will notice if we just serve sparking wine for toasts and while we take pictures.
Post # 16
@PositiveThinking: We’ve attended several events where the only free drinks were soft drink, juice, wine and beer. My fiance doesn’t drink either of wine or beer, but was happy to purchase his bourbon and cokes throughout the night at these events.
I think it’s perfectly reasonable to have free wine and beer with a price for the stronger stuff.