(Closed) Be my second brain, because my FH is no help…(PLEASE)

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 18
2375 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Might be a silly question, but have you thought about your logistics for disposing of 200 cans of soda and 300 bottles of water?  Even if you go with large bottles of water instead of individuals, there’s still the cleanup factor for the soda. 


Also, my fiance used to bartend, which is different than an event, but he said always assume that 50% of your atendees will pick ONE thing to drink and stick with it.  So you might want to increase the numbers in the soda, if you can return the unused/or use it yourself.


Also something to consider – if people are doing BYO for the alcohol, there will presumably be actual liquor there, and not just beer.  You might want to consider some popular mixed drinks.  Have you thought about adding some seltzer/tonic water, as well as increasing the amount of Coke/Diet Coke and possibly Sprite?  That way, if someone brings a bottle of vodka or rum, you’ve got numerous options availalble for mixed drinks.  And from a practical standpoint, it dilutes the alcohol – you can’t prevent the drunken fool entirely, but you can help keep it under control.

Finally, try to avoid buying anything you won’t drink yourself.  In case you have a case and someone drinks ONE soda, you can’t return it, but if it’s something you’d normally go through anyway, it’s not a big deal.


Post # 21
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@nattiejeanne:  Sounds so fun and unique to you. My only suggestion is to provide bug spray! 

Post # 23
105 posts
Blushing bee


The more I hear about your wedding the more jealous I am of your guests!  I saw your venue post and just love it.  What kind of lawn games are you going to have? 

Post # 26
784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@nattiejeanne:  Also – since you’re not providing alcohol and expecting people to bring it, I would make that explicitly clear somewhere like the wedding website.  I would be annoyed to go to a wedding that I assumed would either have alcohol or be dry, and find everyone more in the know brought their own.  You could also set up sharing tables where guests could put alcohol they are willing to share (if your crowd is into that, not really my background).

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