(Closed) Are you offering a signiture cocktail at your DW?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: Are you offering a signature cocktail at your DW?
    Yes : (11 votes)
    39 %
    No : (12 votes)
    43 %
    Not sure yet : (5 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii

    We had 2 signature cocktails – bride and groom – which also gave a little more choice to our Destination Wedding guests. πŸ™‚

    Ps – a Thailand wedding sounds incredible!

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    we are just doing beer and wine and a mix drink to cut cost

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m having a Destination Wedding close to Thailand as well and what I realized was signature cocktails cost more than their normal cocktails!

    I’m getting married on a duty free island so take note that drinks are slightly cheaper (but not as cheap as they should be-they mark up more than places on the mainland). An average cocktail on their menu is about $12 but they quoted me $14 for my signature drink (this is with cheaper gin. The option I originally wanted was originally $17).

    I haven’t decided if I want to go this route yet as it’s hideously expensive (I mean 5 drinks and it’s almost $100!). I may opt to serve the signature drinks only during the toast.

     

    P/S: At my resort, wine is cheaper. The cheapest bottle is probably about $40 (about 6 glasses).

    Post # 6
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am getting married in California wine country and we are doing white and red sangria as our signature cocktails. It will be much cheaper than hard liquor based cocktails.

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee

    Wow!  At our wedding Reception in Thailand, we were able to actually provide the Vodka, because we are big Grey Goose fans, then the hotel just charged us for mixers.  Our planner for our afterparty bought it for us for about 1675 baht per bottle, because the resort was trying to charge wayyyy more than that.  But our signature cocktail was very simple, with Grey Goose, Tonic, and Lime with a flower/swizzel stick πŸ™‚  We also had a different signature cocktail at our afterparty, which cost us about 200 baht per cocktail or about $6 per drink.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Yes, we are having a signature drink at our Destination Wedding, but we haven’t decided what the drink is going to be yet.

    Post # 11
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    106 posts
    Blushing bee

    Yes,the resorts can chart out of control charges! 500 baht per coctail is super outrageous. Duty Free would probably be great, we originally were going to do that,but I wound up with about 5 suitcases full of wedding stuff because of my crazy paranoia to ship everything over!  You can probably buy them at the 7-11s that they have there as well, they had a pretty big liquor selection. Just be careful in those duty free shops in China! I so didn’t research the conversion rate and thought I was getting a good deal on Cigars, and didn’t convert it right from yen, and looked on my bank account info and they wound up being over $200! πŸ™‚ My own fault though…

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think they are giving you the run around on the wine. I was just in Bangkok 3 months ago, and bought a bottle of California wine that is usually $13 at Trader Joe’s for $17 there. Definitely not a 400% markup!!

    That said, I think a signature cocktail sounds awesome. Go for it!

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee

    @traveller: awesome, yes, they made us pay the corkage fee…But still works out way better I think and you can still get what you want.  I’m excited for you! I wish I could go back to Thailand and do it again!  And can’t wait for my pictures!  Have you been to Thailand before?

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee

    That’s really good atleast you have an Idea of Thailand…I was completely clueless while planning and hoping for the best Laughing  We got married at Rayavadee on Railay Beach in Krabi…it was amazing!  I’ve never seen anything like it, and it was a really low key area and so beautiful.  I fell in love with that specific resort because we had the ability to get married in a limestone cave which was beautiful.  Once I saw it, I was obsessed πŸ™‚  We live in California and our family is from here and New York, and it was quite a trip to get there, but was well worth it, was an experience of a lifetime for most, bme because it was the first time for mostly all of our guests in Asia.  Here is a couple pics of our ceremony, well the decor and area any way.

     

     

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