(Closed) Alcohol for Wedding

posted 3 years ago in Food
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

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cgomez2 :  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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I’m curious what their rules for red wine are?

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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cgomez2 :  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?

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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cgomez2 :  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 🙂

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Bumble Beekeeper

When is your wedding? (Your tag says October 2017.) How much is the deposit?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • 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!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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.

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