(Closed) A food option or free alcohol?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Which option would you rather?
    No food option (everyone eats chicken) with more drink choices (beer, wine and some liquor choices) : (38 votes)
    57 %
    Food option with twoonie bar ($2/drink) : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Food option with beer and wine provided but guests pay for liquor. : (24 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think chicken only is perfectly fine, (as long as there is a vegetarian exception).  

    Post # 4
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am definitely a fan of open bars (and very “anti-cash bars,” but I havent’ even opened the other thread 😛 ) but I think that having beer/wine available for free *should* make almost everyone happy, if that’s a financial possiblity.

    I’ve been to weddings that were *only* beer/wine bars, and everyone was pretty happy, so even having the option to pay for liquor is nice!

    I think whether you only offer chicken depends on how many other “side dishes” there are. (Ask yourself- could someone make a meal out of the side dishes if they wanted? If so, then it might be ok to just offer that.)

    Post # 5
    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t drink wine or beer so I voted hands down just chicken (but if you have vegetarians you’ll probably need to figure out something for them)

    Post # 7
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @Meowkers:  That’s all I was going to say, too!

    As long as you have a veggie option, go with the chicken.  As a guest, trrrrrrrrrust me, I’d rather have the alcohol than the option.

    Post # 8
    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Juliepants I couldn’t have said it better myself! 


    Post # 9
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I agree with PPs, no food option and a full bar.

    Post # 10
    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I would rather have a food option (but then again, I don’t really drink, so grain of salt I guess).

    Post # 11
    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013 - Colonial Country Club, Ft. Myers, FL

    Fiance and I didn’t like any of the chicken options offered, so we went with a duet plate of filet mignon and crab-stuffed shrimp. It sounds fancy, but was cheaper to do it that way than having a choice of plate. We are also having an unlimited tray cocktail hour and open bar all night, so people should be fairly full by the time dinner is served 🙂

    Post # 12
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Wow, I would love $2/drink option!  So I voted for the first one, but then I realized I really wanted to vote for the third one.

    Post # 13
    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think beer and wine plus a choice in meal would be better. I may just be picky but I don’t like much chicken and mass produced chicken like a wedding is really not my favorite. But I would say, know your crowd. Are they wine/beer people or will they want more hard liquor?

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