Post # 1
I am hoping to get some reccomendations on our alcohol selection and quantities.
We will be having two types of beer, two types of wine and one signature drink. Our wedding is on a Sunday, so I was hoping to get some perspective on a bride who also had their wedding on a sunday. Did you buy too much alcohol or too little?
Our venue also has strict rules on red white so we decided to just serve two whites. Any reccomendations on white wines would be appreciated.
Post # 2
as for the wines at least I would go for a dry wine and a sweet wine to try and hit different palate types.
Post # 3
I’m curious what their rules for red wine are?
Post # 4
We are getting married in a historical mansion and if we were to have red wine, we were told it would have to be served at the table and our guest would have to only drink their wine at the table. They would not be allowed to walk around and drink their wine. We were told that if a guest broke that rule we could loose our deposit. So we thought we would rather not risk it.
Post # 5
yeah I can see why you don’t want to risk it. It does seem odd to me that a wedding venue would have such limitations though. I would expect them to have insurance that would cover wine stains. Do they restrict any foods with staining potential too?
Post # 6
We had a Sunday wedding! And judging by our bar tab everyone still drank a lot.. but most people were staying in the area. If you can bring your own alcohol to your venue, can you get it from a place that lets you return unopened bottles? That way you can be safe and buy more than you might need.
Good call on the two whites, I have never heard of a venue having this rule for red wine, but it makes sense in a historical mansion.
What are you thinking for your signature drink? If you are only having one I would make it appeal to both men and women but also be fun, how about a Moscow Mule?
Post # 7
I’d do a dry (eg Chardonnay) and a lighter/fruitier (eg Pinot Grigio). I wouldn’t do a fully sweet wine like a Moscato because I don’t think *that* many people like them. Is your wedding in the summer? If so, all white should be fine. If not…. well, rules are rules so whatev. Free alcohol is free alcohol 🙂
Post # 8
When is your wedding? (Your tag says October 2017.) How much is the deposit?
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2019 - Canadian Rockies
I love this idea! I read that not having too much liquor can be a good thing at weddings lol. The signature drink sounds fun.
I am not a fan of dry wines so I’d do a dry and a dry-sweet (Riesling) or sweet (Moscato). I don’t like red wine personally. I think having only white is a good, safe choice!
Post # 10
My friend got married on a Sunday in June a couple of years ago. She had Moscato because it’s popular with our crowd, pino grigio and a red wine (which I know you can’t have). She also had a signature drink, but I don’t remember what it was. She was surprised at how much people drank given it was a Sunday. She didn’t run out, but it was pretty close. When I plan any kind of party, I always over buy as my worst fear is running out of something. I would definitely plan for 20% more (that’s what my friend did) and find a place that has a return policy.
Post # 11
We only served beer at our June Sunday wedding reception, due to it taking place in a brewery, but we were way under our minimum for beverages. It wasn’t a big deal, the venue was still a great price if we included the difference in the pricing, but we were a little surprised that we weren’t able to meet the minimum with all of the beer drinkers in attendance.