(Closed) Bar Etiquette

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If price isn’t an issue I’d do another signature drink but honestly, what you are offering already is fine too. We’re having a full open bar but I’m considering asking the bartenders not to pour shots. I have some friends that like to throw back the tequila shots and I’d really prefer that not happen at our wedding. There’s a difference between being happy drunk and dancing, and being “I just took 5 shots of tequila” drunk and on the floor. I don’t know, Fiance will probably be very against this idea.

Post # 4
2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

If people are going to get drunk, they’re going to do it no matter what is served. Another signature drink would be nice, if you can afford it, but don’t feel like you have to. What you’re offering is generous enough!

Post # 5
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did two signature drinks but also had full open bar. If you want to have two signature drinks and you could afford it, it would be nice to have them with different alcohol bases. Like one with Rum and one with Vodka.

Post # 6
5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I also think two would be nice (I like the example of rum and vodka; I don’t drink rum but I do drink vodka.) But you are definitely being generous enough – I wouldn’t think you were being stingy with just one drink, and if I didn’t like it I could find a beer or wine I like. Plus, I love champagne! So I wouldn’t feel like I was missing anything.

Post # 7
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think what you’re doing is just fine. 🙂

Post # 8
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I agree with those who suggest another signature drink (using a different type of alcohol) IF you can afford it.  We will be doing a tequila drink, a vodka drink, a riesling, an albarino, a cab and a cotes du Rhone, along with beer.

There is a full bar downstairs that people can go to if they REALLY can’t drink any of our offerings, but I think we’ll have most people covered.

Post # 9
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The choices you’ve made are perfect. If you really feel the need to add another drink… maybe not a signature drink but just something simple? Do you have any scotch drinkers at your wedding?

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