Post # 1
We are fortunate that our venue will allow us to purchase our own alcohol and provide it to the bartender on staff. Therefore, we have a $600 budget and we are buying it from a friend who owns a liquour store (so we are paying the at cost price).
We are expecting 80-90 guests and we are thinking of offering the following options for beverages/drinks:
- Beer—All local brews from FI’s favorite brewery (Wheat-Ale, Scottish Ale, Amber Ale)
- Wine—ETA: Pino Gregio & Merlot
- Two signature drinks—Rum & Coke (FI’s favorite) & Tequila Sunrise (my favorite)
A few questions:
As a guest, would you like the drink options?
What do you think we are missing?
For a signature drink, do you think Tequila Sunrise and Rum & Coke will be popular/well-liked options? If not, what would you recommend?
ETA: Sorry the formatting is so messed up!
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center
I think you have PLENTY of options that someone will find something they like. Of course there’s going to be one picky person that says all of your options are horrid, but I think you have a wide enough variety that people can drink something they like. As far as your signature drinks go, I don’t personally drink, but I think people will find it cute that each of your favorite drinks is featured. I would make this known though…like having a sign that says “groom’s rum & coke” or something like that (and of course it’d probably be better to use his name!) But yea, I think your selection is good. 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I think that sounds great!
Post # 6
@bmo88: I think you did a good job. I’d be perfectly happy at your wedding =)
Post # 7
I hate rum & cokes and tequila sunrises but I love beer, riesling, and moscato so I would be fine!
Post # 8
@bmo88: I’m not well versed in wines, and could be very wrong, but when I hear Riesling and Moscato I think they are both on the frutier/sweeter side of wines? Would you want something with a bit more variety?
I think it’s fun that you’re considering both of your favorite drinks as signature drinks, but again lots of sweet going on with the coke and juice in the sunrise.
Post # 9
I normally wouldn’t be pleased with some of the limited bar options that have been proposed on the Bee, but I like both Moscato and tequila, so I’d be a happy quest 🙂
Post # 10
@bmo88: I’ll give you a totally honest answer I hope that’s OK!! Everything looks great except the wine. You have two sweet white wines. It would be good to have a simple red wine, maybe a merlot or a red blend. And I’d probably trade one of the sweet wines for a non-sweet white like a sauv blanc or pino grigio or a chardonnay. As someone who usually prefers wine, if those were the selections I saw, I’d probably just go with beer or a mixed drink. Otherwise, looks like fun!
Post # 11
I’m wondering why you listed riesling and moscato separate from wine? Do you have other wines? I’m assuming you have some reds too. If so I think you are good. I’d probably have an additional less-sweet white. If it is only those two types of wine you definitely need some other options for wine IMO. Those are both sweet whites and many wine drinkers prefer something else. If those are the only two offered I think you should rethink them. I would keep one of them and then add 1 other white (pinot grigo maybe) and add 2 reds. Maybe a merlot and pinot noir or cabernet. I love malbec so that would be my vote for 1 type of red.
Would you also have diet available for rum and diet? You offer it with soda so I’m guessing they can also mix it with alcohol. I like rum and cokes.
Sounds good though. If you’re looking for another liquor to add I would do vodka. Could be mixed with OJ, etc.
Post # 12
@bmo88: I bartended for over 5 years as I paid my way through school, and I can tell you that you for sure have enough options for people! You really only need beer, wine, and a champagne or hard alcohol option if you want to be generous.
The only thing I would be worried about is super rowdy guests because rum and tequila are known to shake things up ;-D. But hopefully people will stick more to the wine/beer options, which you have plenty of. I don’t even think you need the Riesling & Moscato (unless you mean those are the wine options?). More popular choices for hard alcohol are vodka and whisky BUT these are YOUR favorite drinks so if you are super fond of them and they represent you guys I say go for it.
(I am assuming that your 2 signature drinks are the tequila and rum drinks, and that you have red and white wine on the list outside the Riesling and Moscato …)
Post # 13
When you say wine, I assume you mean a variety since you didn’t specify? I usually go with red– generally malbec or cabernet sauvignon. Sometimes a pinot noir or a zin. So, I’d be looking for something like that.
As long as that’s the case, I’d say you have a well stocked bar!
Post # 14
@fascinated: Riesling is not super sweet, but it’s not dry either. It’s kind of a mild white, to me at least. I really do not like red wines, and I have heard that whites are more popular during the summer (not sure if that is true).
The Tequila Sunrise is definetely sweet and so is the moscato, but the rum & coke is more bitter than sweet. It’s a stronger tasting drink.
Post # 15
@bmo88: Whoa. I expect alcohol at weddings to be sub-par because it’s usually part of some weird package. You win in my book! No need to overthink this.
Post # 16
Sorry the formatting got all messed up, the Riesling and Moscato are the wine options.
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I will likely swap the riesling out for a pinot gregio and possibly add a red wine.