Post # 1
Hey everyone! For our wedding I am planning on having an open bar of beer & wine. At first I was going to rent the glasses, but after doing research I decided to buy the beer & wine glasses from Dollar Tree (btw I think Miss Cheese wrote a post about this, awesome!) Anyways since I will be buying the glasses I don’t want to buy way more glasses then what I need or not have enough wine glasses b/c nobody drank out of the beer glasses….I just can forsee a potential for disaster!
On our RSVPs we will be asking guests which meal option they would like, so would it be weird/tacky to ask them what they plan on drinking? We would give them an option of: A) Beer, B) Wine, C) Both
What do ya’ll think about this?
Post # 3
Hm. This is a tough one. I think it is a hard question to ask of your guests in advance of the wedding. I know that I personally drink both wine and beer but may not know what I want to drink until the moment that I order! I would say that it really depends on how well you know your guests and how you think your fam will feel about the question!
Do you need beer glasses? Maybe you can just go with bottled beer and then just rent wine glasses?
Post # 4
I think that is a tough question to ask simply b/c most people probably won’t know until they order! I would leave the question off of your RSVP and look at other ways to save money.
Remember though that you will need multiple glasses per person since people almost always put their glass down when finished or just forget about it. They will not remember to bring their empty glass back to the bar when they need a refill.
I would call a rental company to see what they recommend for the number of people you are having and then make a decision oh whether it is really cost effective to buy your glassware. Also dont forget about water glassess.
Post # 5
I agree. I think it would be much less of a headache to just supply the wine glasses and serve bottled beer. It’s "classier" than canned beer and you dont have to worry about the added expense.
Also you may want to check with a rental company on prices before you spend money on 100 wine glasses you’ll most likely never use again.
The rental company I’m going with only charges 60 cents a glass and that includes their washing fee. You’d be spending an exta 40 cents a glass plus tax, and then have to wash them all and find a place to store them after the wedding.
Just a thought.
Post # 6
Very true, the "what do I want to drink" question is best answered right before you order, good point!
Miss Camera, that would be awesome to find a company willing to wash the glasses for a little additional fee, I will look into that! I think my problem is that I am getting married on a Sunday which means the delivery charge is SOO expensive, so thats why I was considering buying the glasses and selling them afterwards.
Bottled beer is an option, I just saw everyone in my mind carrying around those cute pilsner glasses, but hey if the price is right I will be willing to change my mind 🙂
Post # 7
Where do you plan on hosting your wedding? The rental company I’m using usually delivers everything a day or two before the actual event, and picks everything up the day after. So we get the rentals for the WHOLE weekend for just one flat delivery fee, no special fees for different days. We’re having a backyard wedding, so the logistics aren’t as involved as having it at a place that has a wedding a day. If you only plan on renting glasses you may be able to get away with picking them up yourself and skipping the dlivery charge.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
I agree with answers above that is will be hard to guess what people are drinking. Maybe you could call a catering company and see what they normally suggest for numbers when people are renting all their glasses.