(Closed) An open bar, a basket of beer or a dry wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I haven’t seen it done but that doesn’t mean it can’t work.  How many people are you thinking will be there to drink?  Because a bucket with drinks may not accomodate all of those guests.  You might want a couple big buckets and make sure there’s a back up refrigerator to store the extras until you need to replenish the bucket.  Also, I’d suggest wine and beer and soft drinks (just in case people hang around that still don’t want to drink).

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I think this is in like a wooden ice bucket/crate. It looks really good!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

P.S. I don’t think a keg could look classy, no matter what. I’d keep it iced in bottles.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are having alcohol but beer and wine only! I am going to have someone serving the wine at the reception behind a homeade rustic bar made out of old barn wood! BUt we are going to have the beer in bottles next to the bar in large galvanized buckets! Like the ones horses drink out of! I have been to weddings with Kegs and it is just out of control!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We used a big horse waterer (they are just steel gray) at my dad’s 40th and then people could just grab a beer as they pleased. They all stayed cold too, so worked out well! 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We are having a dry wedding, but we are dancing. My daddy is a minister and it would not look good if he was hosting a party where everyone is getting wasted, plus we don’t drink any way.

Dancing is okay to me because it is not like we will be dancing to music that will be lude or disrespectful. We are having a family friendly wedding.

We plan on having a mocktail hour (virgin drinks). Plus, since our wedding is on New Years Day people probably will be recovering from the night before any way.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Have you checked with your venue to make sure it is okay to bring your own alcohol?  Some of them charge you fees if you bring your own, or you have to pay for a license to serve alcohol is some public places like parks.  I would make sure to check this out before your wedding so you don’t get in trouble.

That being said, I think that bringing beer is a great idea if your wedding is more casual.  It will really help you to save on alcohol costs too.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Will your venue allow you to have bottles? Ours didn’t, but we were allowed to bring our own, so we went with…yes, ladies, THE KEG. It was kinda hoosier, but it was well-hidden off in the corner, and the bartenders poured into plastic cups (again, all we were allowed, boo). Most people don’t care if they have bottled or tap beer, though. I will say that a keg of beer (265 servings) will cost you like $100 but bottles of beer will cost you probably twice as much. At least.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve been to a “Dry” wedding, that was at someone’s house and there was a tub-o-beer (I’m not kidding) so I think buckets are way more classy!! I think it’s a good compromise to meet your parents at.

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